Pascal Ackermann: I'm still not one of the best sprinters in the world

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) has enjoyed another incredible year (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After sprinting to his 12th victory of 2019 on stage 3 of the Tour of Guangxi, it would seem that Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) has definitively announced himself as a top-tier sprinter during this, his third professional season.

Included among his wins are two Giro d'Italia stages and four more at WorldTour level including Saturday's stage. But the German doesn't yet see his name among cycling's elite fastmen, preferring to stay modest despite overcoming two near misses to record a stage victory in Nanning. 

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.