Buchmann wins German national road race

Arndt and Burghardt complete podium

Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Argon18) won the German national road race. The climber took off from a lead group in the final kilometers to deny the sprinters their chance. Niklas Arndt (Giant-Alpecin) was second with BMC’s Marcus Burghardt third.

The race was supposed to be a showdown of the top German sprinters, but in the end, John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) was 16th and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) 18th, with Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) abandoning.

It was the first pro win for the 22-year-old Buchmann, who is a first pro year. He will wear the national jersey in his grand tour debut at the upcoming Tour de France.

Various groups formed and fell apart in the early part of the race, which was eight laps of a rolling 26 km long circuit. As the fourth lap started, an eight-man group formed around Johannes Fröhlinger (Giant-Alpecin) and Andrea Stauff (MTN-Qhubeka). They took a two-minute gap into the next lap.

The Bora-Argon18 riders in the race then attacked, and a total of 13 riders, including John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin), moved up to join the leaders. But this group was caught, shortly before the start of the fifth lap. At about the same time, Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) abandoned, continuing his run of bad form this season.

Again various groups formed and attacked, and on the penultimate lap, a large group of 21 riders formed, including defending champion Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal). With a 50 second gap to his rival, Degenkolb jumped and made his way up to the now-reduced lead group, dragging six other riders with him.

Twenty-three riders were in the group as they went into the final lap, with the field at 1:10. The first to attack in a solo effort was Linus Gerdemann (Cult Energy). He was caught, but joined the next group to go, which included Degenkolb. Greipel was showing some weakness by now, but holding on. The group splintered as it took the final climb of the day, but the gaps were not large.

A mass sprint was expected, with a duel between Degenkolb and Greipel. But with only a few kilometers remaining, Buchmann took off and soloed in to the finish, allowing the young climbing specialist to take one away from the renowned German sprinters.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 184:55:22 
2Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
3Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:00:07 
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:00:10 
5Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
6Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky  
7Florian Bissinger (Ger) WSA-Greenlife  
8Marcel Fischer (Ger)  
9Marcel Meisen (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto0:00:13 
10Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
11Nico Denz (Ger)  
12Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Stölting  
13Stefan Schumacher (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
14Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
15Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
16John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:21 
17Ralf Matzka (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
18André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
19Christopher Hatz (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto0:01:19 
20Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
22Alexander Meier (Ger) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleangteam0:03:03 
23Johannes Weber (Ger) Team Stuttgart0:05:12 
24Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid0:06:19 
25Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Team Stölting  
26Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
27Jonas Rapp (Ger)0:08:35 
28Dirk Finders (Ger) Veranclassic - Ekoi0:08:44 
29Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:08:45 
30Christian Koch (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
31Jonas Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
32Jan Brockhoff (Ger) AWT Greenway  
33Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Bike Aid  
34Leif Lampater (Ger)  
35Oliver Mattheis (Ger)  
36Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
37Simon Nuber (Ger)  
38Jan Dieteren (Ger) Leopard Development Team  
39Sven Reutter (Ger) Team Stölting  
40Julian Schulze (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
41Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
42Thomas Kapfhammer (Ger)  
43Marco König (Ger) Leopard Development Team  
44Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
45Jan Oelerich (Ger) Team Stölting0:08:54 
46Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
47Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
48Philipp Zwingenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat0:12:56 
49Felix Intra (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
50Luca Niederlag (Ger)  
51Eric Süßemilch (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
52Laurin Winter (Ger) Team Heizomat  
53Timon Loderer (Ger)  
54Joschka Beck (Ger) Bike Aid  
55John Mandrysch (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
56Alexander Krieger (Ger) Leopard Development Team  
57Benjamim Edmüller (Ger) Team Heizomat  
58Sascha Starker (Ger) Team Heizomat  
59Fabian Holbach (Ger)  
60Christoph Springer (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
61Jan Tschernoster (Ger)  
62Frederik Dombrowski (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
63Richard Stockhausen (Ger)  
64Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Bike Aid0:12:59 
65Florian Nowak (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
66Rudiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha  
67Willi Willwohl (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:13:04 
68Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
69Moritz Backofen (Ger) Team Stölting  
70Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
71Tobias Knaup (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFMarcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
DNFAndreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka  
DNFChristian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
DNFSimon Strobel (Ger) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFPascal Ackermann (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFHenning Bommel (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFFabian Brintrup (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFMarco Mathis (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFNils Schomber (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFKersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFDomenic Weinstein (Ger) Rad-Net Rose Team  
DNFJonas Barnick (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
DNFMike Egger (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
DNFMoritz Fußnegger (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
DNFMarc-Andre Tzschupke (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
DNFMax Wörner (Ger) MLP Team Bergstrasse  
DNFHolger Burkhardt (Ger) Team Heizomat  
DNFAaron Krauss (Ger) Team Heizomat  
DNFGero Walbrül (Ger) Team Heizomat  
DNFArne Egner (Ger) Team Stölting  
DNFThomas Koep (Ger) Team Stölting  
DNFNils Politt (Ger) Team Stölting  
DNFOle Quast (Ger) Team Stölting  
DNFArnold Fiek (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
DNFTim Gebauer (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
DNFKai Kautz (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
DNFGeorg Loef (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
DNFMax Walsleben (Ger) Team Stuttgart  
DNFJulian Braun (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFFelix Drumm (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFAndreas Fliessgarten (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFJoshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFLukas Löer (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFDario Rapps (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFRichard Weinzheimer (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFDaniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Kuota-Lotto  
DNFFabian Fritz (Ger) Bike Aid  
DNFYannick Mayer (Ger) Bike Aid  
DNFJohannes Schinnagel (Ger) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
DNFJonas Bokeloh (Ger) Seg Racing  
DNFRick Ampler (Ger) Team Differdange - Losch  
DNFGrischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
DNFTim Bohme (Ger)  
DNFFelix Donath (Ger)  
DNFLucas Carstensen (Ger)  
DNFYannic Corinth (Ger)  
DNFFlorian Kretschy (Ger)  
DNFSebastian Wotschke (Ger)  
DNFErik Schubert (Ger)  
DNFLouis Leinau (Ger)  
DNFAlexander Küsters (Ger)  
DNFLuke Derksen (Ger)  
DNFJoshua Schotten (Ger)  
DNFAaron Grosser (Ger)  
DNFViktor Müller (Ger)  
DNFRobin Fischer (Ger)  
DNFMax Valtey (Ger)  
DNFFlorian Obersteiner (Ger)  
DNFArne Burkhardt (Ger)  
DNFPhilipp Küllmer (Ger)  
DNFVictor Brück (Ger)  
DNFTim Becker (Ger)  
DNFAdrian Auerbacher (Ger)  
DNFFabian Danner (Ger)  
DNFBenedict Philipp (Ger)  
DNFValentin Kegreiss (Ger)  
DNFMarco Barke (Ger)  
DNFLukas Steger (Ger)  
DNFKonrad Geßner (Ger)  
DNFJonathan Dinkler (Ger)  
DNFLukas Steidten (Ger)  
DNFRobert Jägeler (Ger)  
DNFYannik Stehlin (Ger)  
DNFPeter Förster (Ger)  
DNFFabio Nappa (Ger)  
DNFPhilipp Lesche (Ger)  
DNFJosef Schafbauer (Ger)  
DNFLukas Von Coelln (Ger)  
DNFLorenz Fiege (Ger)  
DNFJeski Vietense (Ger)  
DNFJakob Heni (Ger)  
DNFSimon Redmers (Ger)  
DNFJannik Steimle (Ger)  
DNFJonas Tenbruck (Ger)  
DNFFlorian Tenbruck (Ger)  
DNFAndreas Schreier (Ger)  
DNFMathias Veit (Ger)  
DNFPhilipp Petzold (Ger)  
DNFLukas Mild (Ger)  
DNFOlivier Scholer (Ger)  
DNFBenjamin Korner (Ger)  
DNFBurkhard Schlenkrich (Ger)  
DNFDominik Hetzer (Ger)  
DNFChristoph Hench (Ger)  
DNFDaniel Harnisch (Ger)  
DNFStefan Gaebel (Ger)  
DNFAlexander Bauer (Ger)  
DNFFabian Genuit (Ger)  
DNFPatrick Lechner (Ger)  
DNFTim Rapczynski (Ger)  
DNFJacob Roithmeier (Ger)  
DNFStefan Schäfer (Ger)  
DNFJonas Schmeiser (Ger)  
DNFLars Teutenberg (Ger)  
DNFAlexander Schlenkrich (Ger)  
DNFBenedikt Becker (Ger)  
DNFBastian Becker (Ger)  
DNFYannick Gruner (Ger)  
DNFLeon Berger (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFMarcel Franz (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFMartin Reimer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFLeon Rohde (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFFranz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFCarl Soballa (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
DNFChristoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
DNFOliver Romahn (Ger)  
DNFPhil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  

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