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German Road Championships 2013

Date range:
June 21-23, 2013

June 23, Elite Men - Road Race: Allgäu 225km

Greipel triumphs in German road race championships

Susan Westemeyer
June 23, 2013, 15:30 BST,
June 23, 2013, 19:29 BST

Ciolek, Degenkolb on podium

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) gave up the red jersey but moved into blue

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) gave up the red jersey but moved into blue

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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) won the mass sprint in Wangen to take his first German national road race title.

The sprinter beat Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung) and John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) in the pouring rain.

“I have tried so often but never won it. Going to the Tour de France with the national champion's jersey makes me very happy,” said Greipel with a sincere smile.

Despite the sprint finish, the race was aggressively fought out. Attack followed attack during the race, with various groups getting up to a three and a half minute gap, but most were caught again.

Theo Reinhardt (rad-net ROSE Team), Marcel Meisen (Team BKCP-Power Plus), Thomas Koep (Team Stölting), Andreas Schillinger (NetApp-Endura) and Mike-Aaron Egger (Bergstraße-Jenatec) took a 1:47 advantage into the last of six laps of the 37.5km course.

By then the rain had started, and Egger was the first to fall out of the group. But this group too was caught, and a new large group formed, with almost all the big names in it. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) was the only favourite not to have made the cut.

The rain grew harder and the attacks continued, but the fast men and their helpers kept things together, with Greipel eventually proving to be the best on the day. The group had kept their tempo so high that the next riders crossed the line six minutes later.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 5:17:03  
2 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
4 Marcel Meisen (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus    
5 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
6 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches    
7 Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Team Stölting    
8 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
9 Raffael Freienstein (Ger) Team Heizomat    
10 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
11 Johannes Weber (Ger) Team Heizomat    
12 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
13 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp    
14 Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM Cycling    
15 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:04  
16 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:00:09  
17 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 0:00:12  
18 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:13  
19 Thomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting 0:01:13  
20 Theo Reinhardt (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
21 Rick Zabel (Ger) Rabobank Development Team 0:01:50  
22 Alexander Krieger (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
23 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Rabobank Development Team    
24 Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha    
25 Florian Bissinger (Ger) Team Voralberg    
26 Florenz Knauer (Ger)    
27 Stefan Schäfer (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
28 Jan Dieteren (Ger) Team Stölting    
29 Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
30 Alexander Grad (Ger) Team Heizomat    
31 Simon Nuber (Ger)    
32 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
33 Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Cyclingteam De Rijke-Shanks    
34 Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:55  
35 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
36 Sven Forberger (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
37 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
38 Robert Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
39 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
40 Sébastian Baldauf (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
41 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
42 Julian Kern (Ger) Ag2R La Mondiale    
43 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Meridiana Kamen Team    
44 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus 0:02:11  
45 Philipp Walsleben (Ger) BKCP-Powerplus 0:04:45  
46 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:05:33  
47 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
48 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
49 Rainer Rettner (Ger) 0:06:31  
50 Sebastian Deckert (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
51 Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
52 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
53 Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project    
54 Michael Schweizer (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
55 Michael (Jr) Schweizer (Ger)    
56 Marcel Weber (Ger)    
57 Yannick Mayer (Ger)    
58 Christoph Springer (Ger) Team Voralberg    
59 Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
60 Dirk Finders (Ger) To Win-Josan Cycling Team    
61 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
62 Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Heizomat    
63 Manuel Straub (Ger) Team Heizomat    
64 Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
65 Kenneth Coomans (Ger) Team Heizomat    
66 Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec    
67 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
68 Jan Oelerich (Ger) Team Stölting    
69 Fabio Nappa (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec    
70 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
71 Tim Gebauer (Ger) Team Stölting    
72 Christian Mager (Ger) Team Stölting    
73 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
74 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
75 Jan-Niklas Droste (Ger) Team Heizomat    
76 Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
77 Florian Scheit (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
78 Daniel Klemme (Ger) Leopard Trek Continental    
79 Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar    
80 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost 0:09:12  
81 Max Walsleben (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus 0:09:38  
82 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
83 Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
84 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
85 Arnold Fiek (Ger) 0:11:10  
86 Stefan Gaebel (Ger)    
87 Ole Quast (Ger)    
88 Benjamim Edmüller (Ger) Arbö Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
89 Felix Dehmel (Ger) Team Stölting    
90 Andreas Fließgarten (Ger)    
91 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
92 Johannes Heider (Ger)    
93 Christopher Hatz (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec 0:11:24  
94 Fabian Danner (Ger) 0:16:50  
95 Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Stölting 0:17:08  
96 Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Stölting    
97 Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland 0:17:37  
98 Tobias Dohlus (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
99 Felix Donath (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
100 Erik Bothe (Ger)    
101 Daniel Bichlmann (Ger)    
DNF André Schulze (Ger) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
DNF Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
DNF Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
DNF Benedikt Kendler (Ger) Arbö Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
DNF Sascha Weber (Ger) Team Differdange    
DNF Mike Egger (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec    
DNF Michael Jun. Hümbert (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec    
DNF Arne Kenzler (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec    
DNF Tim Schlichenmaier (Ger) Team Bergstrasse Jenatec    
DNF Tobias Knaup (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
DNF Matthias Plarre (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg    
DNF Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Lucas Liß (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Marco Mathis (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Christopher Muche (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Nils Schomber (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Kersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Domenic Weinstein (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team    
DNF Dario Rapps (Ger) Team Heizomat    
DNF Jan Wälzlein (Ger) Team Heizomat    
DNF Sebastian Forke (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
DNF Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
DNF Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP-Ghost    
DNF André Benoit (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
DNF Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
DNF Andreas Miessen (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
DNF Florian Monreal (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
DNF Ron Pfeifer (Ger) Team Quantec-Indeland    
DNF Arne Egner (Ger) Team Stölting    
DNF Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Stölting    
DNF Nils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting    
DNF Moritz Schaffner (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team    
DNF Martin Deprie (Ger)    
DNF Patrick Lechner (Ger)    
DNF Patrick Nuber (Ger)    
DNF Philipp Zwingenberger (Ger)    
DNF Michael Weicht (Ger)    
DNF Nico Denz (Ger)    
DNF Lars Teutenberg (Ger)    
DNF Friedrich Meingast (Ger)    
DNF Michael Gannopolskiy (Ger)    
DNF Roberto Da Costa Meira (Ger)    
DNF Eric Baumann (Ger)    
DNF Nico Hesslich (Ger)    
DNF Sebastian Kohlhofer (Ger)    
DNF Bernd Brennauer (Ger)    
DNF Benedict Philipp (Ger)    
DNF Hermann Keller (Ger)    
DNF Raoul Klaus (Ger)    
DNF Rick Ampler (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
DNF Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
DNF Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus    
DNF Fabian Genuit (Ger)    
DNF Max Erhardt (Ger)    
DNF Richard Klein (Ger)