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German Road Championships 2014

Date range:
June 27-29

June 29, Road race - Men: Baunatal-Edermünde 206.4km

Greipel wins German national road title

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
June 29, 2014, 14:03 BST,
Updated:
July 01, 2014, 4:54 BST

Degenkolb second, Bauhaus third

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) wins the German national road race

Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) wins the German national road race

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Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) successfully defended his German national road race title, winning the bunch sprint by half a bike length over John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano). Third place went to 19-year-old Phil Bauhaus of Team Stölting.

"I am very, very happy," Greipel said after the race. "The race was not easy, you couldn't really relax. Marcel Sieberg once again prepared the sprint perfectly for me."

He also paid tribute to his teammate and good friend in his first tweet after the race, saying, "Proud to be one more year German champion....thanks to my mate ‪@MarcelSieberg very special moment....‪#nowords"

One of the top favourites in a bunch sprint was not there at the end. Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) suffered from cramps in the final lap of the circuit course and was not part of the final sprint.

The men were riding 12 laps of the 17.2 km circuit course, for a total of 206.4km. Only minutes after the race started, four riders got away. Mario Vogt (rad-net ROSE), Grischa Janorschke (Team Vorarlberg), Philipp Zwingenberger (KED-Stevens) and Nils Politt (Team Stölting) were subsequently joined by Arne Egner and Christian Mager, both Team Stölting. They rode out a gap of up to five and a half minutes.

When the gap dropped under two minutes, world and national time trial champion Tony Martin moved to the front of the field and attacked. Working slowly but surely, he caught the leading group, 1:15 ahead of the favourites' group.

Martin took three others with him into the penultimate lap, with a gap of 1:08. By the time the final lap started, Martin and Janorschke were alone with 15 seconds, and were soon caught by the ever-smaller field setting up the expected bunch sprint.

Results

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# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) 4:49:51  
2 John Degenkolb (Team Giant-Shimano)    
3 Phil Bauhaus (Team Stölting)    
4 Alexander Krieger (Team Stuttgart)    
5 Henning Bommel (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
6 Sascha Weber (Veranclassic - Doltcini)    
7 Ralf Matzka (Team NetApp – Endura)    
8 Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar Team)    
9 Willi Willwohl (LKT Team Brandenburg)    
10 Rick Zabel (BMC Racing Team)    
11 Nikodemus Holler (Team Stuttgart)    
12 Marcel Meisen (Kwadro - Stannah)    
13 Matthias Plarre (Leopard Development Team)    
14 Jonas Koch (LKT Team Brandenburg)    
15 Benjamin Edmüller (Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer)    
16 Oliver Mattheis (Team Heizomat)    
17 Eric SÜßemilch (MLP Team Bergstraße)    
18 Daniel Bichlmann (Bike Aid - Ride for Help)    
19 Alexander Grad (Team Heizomat)    
20 Florenz Knauer (Team Heizomat)    
21 Michael Schweizer (Synergy Baku Cycling Project)    
22 Joshua Huppertz    
23 Julian Kern (AG2R La Mondiale)    
24 Florian Bissinger (WSA-Greenlife)    
25 Emanuel Buchmann (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
26 Jonas Tenbrock    
27 Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling)    
28 Christian Knees (Team Sky)    
29 Tino Thömel (Team Stuttgart)    
30 Simon Nuber    
31 Paul Martens (Belkin-Pro Cycling Team)    
32 Christoph Pfingsten (Cyclingteam de Rijke)    
33 Jan Dieteren (Team Stölting)    
34 Tim Schlichenmaier (MLP Team Bergstraße)    
35 Dominic Klemme (IAM Cycling)    
36 Linus Gerdemann (MTN - Qhubeka)    
37 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)    
38 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol)    
39 Felix Dehmel (Team Stölting)    
40 Johannes Frohlinger (Team Giant-Shimano) 0:00:06  
41 Philipp Walsleben (BKCP - Powerplus)    
42 Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing)    
43 Andreas Schillinger (Team NetApp – Endura)    
44 Julien Essers (Team Heizomat)    
45 Thomas Koep (Team Stölting)    
46 Simon Geschke (Team Giant-Shimano)    
47 Danilo Hondo (Trek Factory Racing)    
48 Silvio Herklotz (Team Stölting)    
49 Markus Eichler (Team Stölting) 0:00:12  
50 Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step)    
51 Sven Forberger 0:00:24  
52 Lucas Liß (Team Stölting) 0:00:28  
53 Dirk Finders (Josan - To Win Cycling Team)    
54 Arnold Fiek 0:00:38  
55 Benedikt Kendler (Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer) 0:00:40  
56 Mike Egger (MLP Team Bergstraße)    
57 Marco KÖnig (Leopard Development Team)    
58 Lars Teutenberg    
59 Paul Voss (Team NetApp – Endura) 0:00:43  
60 Nikias Arndt (Team Giant-Shimano) 0:00:44  
61 Heinrich Berger 0:00:46  
62 Nils Politt (Team Stölting) 0:00:50  
63 Jan Oelerich (Team Stölting)    
64 Maximilian Werda (Team Stölting)    
65 Frank LÜtters 0:00:58  
66 Holger Burkhardt    
67 Jonathan Dinkler 0:01:02  
68 Max Walscheid (Team Stölting) 0:01:06  
69 Jan Droste (Team Heizomat)    
70 Andre Niklas Benoit (Team Kuota)    
71 Ole Quast    
72 Robert Retschke (Team Kuota) 0:01:18  
73 Dominic Weinstein (Rad-Net Rose Team) 0:01:33  
74 Andreas Stauff (MTN - Qhubeka) 0:01:52  
75 Tim Gebauer (Team Stölting)    
76 Stefan Schafer (LKT Team Brandenburg) 0:01:55  
77 Carl Soballa (LKT Team Brandenburg)    
78 Michael Schwarzmann (Team NetApp – Endura) 0:02:08  
79 Philipp Lesche 0:03:10  
80 Maximilian Friesinger    
81 Nico Denz    
82 Tobias Knaup (LKT Team Brandenburg)    
83 Daniel Klemme (Synergy Baku Cycling Project)    
84 Konrad Geßner 0:05:13  
85 Fabian Schormair (Team Heizomat)    
86 Lukas Löer    
87 Ruben Zepuntke (Bissell Development Team)    
88 Nils Schomber (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
89 Maximilian Schachmann (Development Team Giant-Shimano) 0:06:17  
90 Marco Mathis (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
91 Theo Reinhardt (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
92 Matthias Friedemann    
93 Mario Vogt (Rad-Net Rose Team) 0:08:32  
94 Christian Mager (Team Stölting)    
95 Grischa Janorschke (Team Vorarlberg)    
96 Fabian Genuit    
97 Philipp Sohn 0:10:06  
98 Joschka Beck    
99 Felix Intra (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
100 Dominik Merseburg    
101 Sascha Starker    
102 Felix Hötte    
103 Richard Stockhausen (Bike Aid - Ride for Help)    
104 Jan Brockhoff (Development Team Giant-Shimano)    
105 Marcel Kittel (Team Giant-Shimano) 0:10:11  
106 Patrick Lechner (Bike Aid - Ride for Help) 0:12:02  
107 Benjamin Stauder    
108 Robert Da Costa Meira    
109 Philipp Zwingenberger    
110 Fabian Danner    
111 Adrian Auerbacher    
112 Alexander Nordhoff    
113 Florian Kretschy    
114 Lorenz Fiege    
115 Lucas Carstensen    
116 Dennis Klemme    
117 Fabian Brintrup (Rad-Net Rose Team)    
118 Max Valtey    
119 Benedikt Becker    
120 Nick Möller    
121 Stefan Gaebel    
122 Yannick Mayer (Bike Aid - Ride for Help)    
123 Michael Kurth (Team Kuota)    
124 Marius Jessenberger    
125 Michel Koch (Cannondale)    
126 Christoph Springer (Team Vorarlberg)    
127 Fabian Schnaidt (Team Vorarlberg)    
128 Tim Reske (LKT Team Brandenburg)    
129 Fabian Bruno (MLP Team Bergstraße)    
130 Fabio Nappa (MLP Team Bergstraße)    
131 Peter Clauss    
132 Erik Bothe (MLP Team Bergstraße)    
133 Daniel Westmattelmann (Team Kuota)    
134 Felix Donath    
135 Florian Nowak (Team Stuttgart)    
136 Max Walsleben (Team Stuttgart)    
137 Patrick Nagler    
138 Moritz Schaffner (Rad-Net Rose Team) 0:14:14