There will be a new post-Tour de France criterium on the German circuit. It will be held in Karlsruhe on August 1, and the Sports Director will be former rider Jens Heppner, now Sports Director for Team Wiesenhof-Felt. The race will be held on a 1,2 kilometre long city course, and organisers hope to attract the top names from the Tour de France.
"I find the timing really great, so soon after the Tour, when cycling is really living," Heppner said. "I have organised something like this in Hannover, and there we had 40,000 people on an 800 meter course. It was like a festival."
The criterium was announced Tuesday in conjunction with the team's presentation.