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German Road Championships 2011

Date range:
June 24-26, 2011

June 26, Elite Men Road Race: Neuwied 208km

Wagner wins the sprint

Susan Westemeyer
June 26, 2011, 15:23 BST,
June 27, 2011, 0:01 BST

Leopard Trek rider beats Ciolek and Degenkolb

Robert Wagner of Leopard Trek is the new German road champion after winning the mass sprint after 208 kilometers. He easily beat Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) and John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad).

“I only wantted to do a good race here,” Wagner told “That I ended up being the first over the finish line is as unbelieveable for me as it is for everyone else. In light of the many injuries and crashes that I had the last few months, I am simply overwhelmed that I won here.”

The race covered 13 rounds of a 16km circuit course, and was a hard-fought one. Many riders tried to break out, with Leopard Trek's Jens Voigt being especially active. However, a group of 73 entered the final lap, and a closed field headed into the final kilometer. Wagner opened the sprint, with Ciolek following, and they stayed in those positions as they crossed the finish line.

In the first lap, the trio of little-known riders Dani Westmattelmann (Team Eddy Merckx-Indeland), Yannick Bok (TT Raiko Argon 18) and Kim Lachmann (for you e.V.-Radsport) got away and held on to about a one minte lead. In the sixth lap, Bok dropped out of the group and abandoned the race, and the other two were soon back in the peloton.

The next group to establish itself consisted of Dominic Klemme (Leopard Trek), Nils Plötner (Team Heizomat) and Michael Weicht (LKT Team Brandenburg). They too were unable to hold their one-minute lead. From there, attack followed attack, but the field didn't let anyone get away.

Jens Voigt tried several times to get away, but was ultimately unsuccessful and eventually fell out of the large lead group. The field held together until the end, with Wagner winning ahead of such better-known sprinters as Degenkolb and Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto).

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek 4:43:23  
2 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team    
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
4 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
5 Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
6 André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
7 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
8 Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp    
9 Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Jenaer Rad-Vere    
10 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP    
11 Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
12 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
13 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti    
14 Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
15 Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat    
16 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
17 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System    
18 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke    
19 Marcel Meisen (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland    
20 Jan Oelerich (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
21 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp    
22 Stefan Schäfer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
23 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD    
24 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Netapp    
25 Alex Schmitt (Ger) Team Eddy-Merck    
26 Julian Kern (Ger) Seven Stones    
27 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
28 Florian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
29 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP    
30 Fließgarten Andreas (Ger) RV Schwalbe Tri    
31 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP    
32 Christoph Springer (Ger) SP Tableware    
33 Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
34 Mario Vogt (Ger) Team Heizomat    
35 René Weissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg    
36 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
37 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp    
38 Florian Salzinger (Ger) Atlas Personal    
39 Andreas Keuser (Ger) Team    
40 Felix Dehmel (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
41 Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp    
42 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
43 David Rosch (Ger) Atlas Personal    
44 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
45 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
46 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:00:07  
47 Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Heizomat 0:00:12  
48 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:21  
49 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
50 Thomas Koep (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 0:00:23  
51 Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat 0:01:20  
52 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:01:22  
53 Philip Schulz (Ger) Colba - Mercury    
54 Oliver Johr (Ger) Seven Stones    
55 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
56 Sébastian Baldauf (Ger) Team NSP    
57 Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat    
58 Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita    
59 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team NSP    
60 André Benoit (Ger) RV Schwalbe Tri    
61 Michael Weicht (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
62 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
63 Patrick Nuber (Ger) RV Edelweiss Ro    
64 Robin Eckmann (Ger) Trek Livestrong U23 0:04:06  
65 Yannick Mayer (Ger) Team NSP    
66 Jan Deutschmann (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
67 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:07:02  
68 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:07:03  
69 René Obst (Ger) Team NSP 0:07:45  
70 Florian Monreal (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland 0:07:46  
71 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) AC 1892Weinhei    
72 Björn Schröder (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
73 Westmattelmann Dani (Ger) Team Eddy-Merck 0:08:52  
74 Hümbert Michael (Ger) jun Seven Stones 0:08:54  
75 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP - Powerplus 0:08:57  
76 Mathias Wiele (Ger) RC Kleinmachnow    
77 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:08:58  
78 Peter Clauß (Ger) Jenaer Rad-Vere    
79 Martin Gaber (Ger) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol    
80 Benning Hans-Joachi (Ger) Seven Stones    
81 Vladi Riha (Ger) RRG Bremen e.V.    
DNF Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
DNF Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
DNF Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
DNF Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek    
DNF Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp    
DNF Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat    
DNF Tobias Lergenmüller (Ger) Team Heizomat    
DNF Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat    
DNF Fabian Bruno (Ger) Team NSP    
DNF Thomas Fothen (Ger)    
DNF Matthias Mortka (Ger) Team NSP    
DNF Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP    
DNF Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Team NSP    
DNF Brian Takacs (Ger)    
DNF Tino Thömel (Ger)    
DNF Max Stahr (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
DNF Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
DNF Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
DNF Erik Mohs (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
DNF Yannick Bok (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Jannick Gnoth (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Marten Klöpping (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Patrick Oeben (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Adrian Hense (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Dominik Ivo (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger)    
DNF Joachim Tolles (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
DNF Christopher Roth (Ger) Seven Stones    
DNF Paul Voß (Ger)    
DNF Mathias Vogl (Ger) Union Raiffeisen Radteam Tirol    
DNF Johannes Heider (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
DNF Felix Rinker (Ger) Atlas Personal    
DNF Schubert Patrick (Ger)    
DNF Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Champion System    
DNF Nico Schneider (Ger) Team Differdange -