Ackermann wins Eschborn-Frankfurt

Degenkolb, Kristoff round out podium

Bora-Hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann broke Alexander Kristoff's four-time winning streak in the Eschborn-Frankfurt, taking out a chaotic bunch sprint over John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) with Kristoff slipping in for third.

An ecstatic Ackermann punched the air as he crossed the line, thrilled to tack win number three for the 2019 season on his palmares.

"We came here to Frankfurt with a goal, and that was to take the win. It’s a great feeling to have finished it off," Ackermann said. "The guys rode at the front of the peloton the whole day, and in the end it was nice to be able to win."

Bora-Hansgrohe worked to reel in a five-man breakaway in the final 10km, then pulled back a few dangerous attacks before leading Ackermann through the last corner. Israel Cycling Academy, battling Bora-Hansgrohe the whole way, dropped Vuelta a Castilla y Leon winner Davide Cimolai at the front, but the Italian started his sprint too soon and Ackermann was able to squeeze between him and the barriers and sprint for the win.

"I was admittedly under quite some pressure today," Ackermann said. "We are a German team competing at a German race, and of course we wanted to do everything we could to win. The team is in top form, and so we’re looking forward to the upcoming Giro d’Italia."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:23:36 
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo  
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
4Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy  
5Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles  
7Davide Gabburo (Ita) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
8Lawrence Naesen (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
9Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin  
10Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
11Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain-Merida  
12Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
13Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team  
14Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data  
15Kevin Ledanois (Fra) Arkéa Samsic  
16Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Quentin Jauregui (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Astana Pro Team  
19Sergei Shilov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
20Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team Sunweb  
21Kevin Deltombe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
22Larry Warbasse (USA) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
24Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates  
25Sean Bennett (USA) EF Education First  
26Etienne van Empel (Ned) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
27Jan Bakelants (Bel) Team Sunweb  
28Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Arkéa Samsic  
29Arjen Livyns (Bel) Roompot-Charles  
30Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin  
31Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy  
32Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Bahrain-Merida  
33Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot-Charles  
34Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty-Gobert  
35Ruben Guerreiro (Por) Katusha-Alpecin  
36Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
37Mathieu Burgaudeau (Fra) Total Direct Energie  
38Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
39Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
40Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
41Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
42Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
43Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Werkilul  
44Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy  
45Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles  
46Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty-Gobert  
47Tom Van Asbroeck (Bel) Israel Cycling Academy  
48Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
49Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data  
50Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
51Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
52Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team  
54Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin  
55Brice Feillu (Fra) Arkéa Samsic  
56Laurens ten Dam (Ned) CCC Team  
57Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) CCC Team  
58Krists Neilands (Lat) Israel Cycling Academy  
59Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb  
61Manuele Boaro (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
62Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot-Charles  
63Mathias De Witte (Bel) Roompot-Charles  
64Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
65Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
66Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
67Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty-Gobert  
68Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
69Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain-Merida  
70Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida  
71Rein Taaramäe (Est) Total Direct Energie  
72Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Total Direct Energie  
73Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
74Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:14 
75Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:16 
76Michael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:00:26 
77Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe  
78James Whelan (Aus) EF Education First0:00:29 
79Simon Clarke (Aus) EF Education First  
80Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Wanty-Gobert  
81Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal0:00:44 
82Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:04 
83Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles0:01:22 
84José Gonçalves (Por) Katusha-Alpecin0:01:29 
85Rui Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates  
86Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:01:52 
87François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:53 
88Florian Vachon (Fra) Arkéa Samsic0:02:17 
89Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
90Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:58 
91Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
92Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Dimension Data0:03:41 
93Rory Sutherland (Aus) UAE Team Emirates  
DNFSebastian Schönberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
DNFThimo Willems (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFKenny Molly (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles  
DNFElmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot-Charles  
DNFMathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFEmiel Planckaert (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFRomain Cardis (Fra) Total Direct Energie  
DNFKevyn Ista (Bel) Wallonie Bruxelles  
DNFAngelo Tulik (Fra) Total Direct Energie  
DNFJustin Jules (Fra) Wallonie Bruxelles  
DNFAnton Vorobyev (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNFAaron Van Poucke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise  
DNFSjoerd van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot-Charles  
DNFStepan Kuriyanov (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNFEvgeny Kobernyak (Rus) Gazprom–Rusvelo  
DNFSimon Sellier (Fra) Total Direct Energie  
DNFJustin Timmermans (Ned) Roompot-Charles  
DNFBoris Vallee (Bel) Wanty-Gobert  
DNFLaurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
DNFWillem Jakobus Smit (RSA) Katusha-Alpecin  
DNFRoberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
DNFOliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
DNFMichael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  
DNFCasper Pedersen (Den) Team Sunweb  
DNFRob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb  
DNFRoy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb  
DNFDamien Touze (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert  
DNFDaniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First  
DNFPhil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida  
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe  
DNFScott Davies (GBr) Dimension Data  
DNFReinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
DNFJulien Vermote (Bel) Dimension Data  
DNFKoen de Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFAlex Frame (NZl) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFAlex Kirsch (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFYoann Offredo (Fra) Wanty-Gobert  
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Arkéa Samsic  
DNFAugust Jensen (Nor) Israel Cycling Academy  
DNFRoy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy  
DNFKenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFMarco Mathis (Ger) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFKiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFLoic Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFGijs Van Hoecke (Bel) CCC Team  
DNFSzymon Sajnok (Pol) CCC Team  
DNFArtyom Zakharov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFJérémy Maison (Fra) Arkéa Samsic  
DNFMoreno Hofland (Ned) EF Education First  
DNFAndré Greipel (Ger) Arkéa Samsic  
DNFEnzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFRemy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFRoger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
DNFFrederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
DNFMathijs Paasschens (Ned) Wallonie Bruxelles  
DNFSacha Modolo (Ita) EF Education First  
DNFLogan Owen (USA) EF Education First  
DNFMassimo Rosa (Ita) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM  
DNFJonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team  

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