Kristoff wins Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt

Richeze is second, followed by Sam Bennett

Katusha’s Alexandre Kristoff took his seventh win of the season Sunday at Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt, outpsprinting Etixx-QuickStep’s Ariel Maximiliano Richeze and Bora Argon 18’s Sam Bennett.

"This was my first race in some time and I was not quite ready for it, just like in 2014 when I also won," Kristoff said. "I am in the process of building up my training for later results, so it is logical that I had it hard in the first part of the race.

"I suffered from cramping on some of the local laps and was dropped on the climbs – and two times Slava Kuznetsov brought me back, one time all by himself. He did an amazing job. In the end, I was still there and could be patient. Slava brought me to the front in the last kilometer and then Alexey Tsatevich took over. He did a perfect lead out for me. It was hard with the head wind. I was afraid I had started too early, but I kept my speed until the end."

Tcatevich led home the majority of the reduced peloton which had split following his leadout for Kristoff.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Team Katusha5:00:02 
2Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
4Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
5Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step  
6Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
7Pawel Franczak (Pol) Veranclassic-Ago  
8Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
9Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
10Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Stˆlting Service Group  
11Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Stˆlting Service Group  
12Aleksei Tcatevich (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:04 
13Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin  
14Jan Brockhoff (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling  
15Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
17Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
18Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela  
19Jordi Simon Casulleras (Spa) Veranclassic-Ago  
20Felix Grossschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
21Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
22Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Stradalli - Bike Aid  
23François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
25Jonas Rapp (Ger) Team Heizomat  
26Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
27Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
28Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Stˆlting Service Group  
29Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Jiri Polnicky (Cze) Veranclassic-Ago  
31Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
32Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
33Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
34Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Crelan-Vastgoedservice Continental Team  
35Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
36Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
37Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Roompot - Oranje Peloton  
38Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
39Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:13 
40Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
41Víctor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
42Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
43Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
44Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela0:00:18 
45Daniel Martínez (Col) Southeast - Venezuela  
46Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
47Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Veranclassic-Ago  
48Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
49Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:46 
51Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 180:00:53 
52David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:36 
53Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  

 

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