Bayern Rundfahrt: Dowsett secures overall title in Nürnberg

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) took his second stage win at the Bayern Rundfahrt during the stage 5 finale sprint on Sunday in Nürnberg. The German strong man won the bunch sprint to the finish line ahead of Rudiger Selig (Team Katusha) and Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon18).

"It was a perfect day, everything went according to plan and I am very happy with this victory," Degenkolb said.

"The finale was hectic but the team did well. We stayed together and they guys laid down another good lead-out for me. From 200 meters I started the sprint and won."

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) secured the overall title upon the conclusion of the five-stage race. He moved into the overall race lead after winning the stage 4 individual time trial on Saturday. He finished with the top spot in the overall standings ahead of Tiago Machado (Team Katusha) and Jan Barta (Bora-Argon18). 

"I’m really good on losing yellow jerseys, so keeping this one makes me really happy!" Dowsett said. "It was amazing to have the whole team working for me. Everyone committed at 100%, more or less from kilometre zero. We had a good plan for today by the team directors, plus Javi (Moreno) made some good calls on the road, took some good sort of decisions on how to ride so everything could go right. Really all of the guys gave their best - It was so fantastic that even inside three kilometers to go, the Movistar Team was still sending guys to the front to make sure the bunch came all together. When I crossed the finish… it was phenomenal. I barely did anything today."

The Bayern Rundfahrt concluded with a 197km stage from Hassfurt to Nürnberg where a breakaway of six riders made their way off the front of the peloton during the early kilometres. CULT Energy Pro Cycling’s Christian Mager was in that move, and with 20km to go, he attacked his breakaway companions in an attempt to make it to the finish line alone. 

Unfortunately for Mager, Movistar were looking to hold the race together for their leader Dowsett and the sprinters' teams were hungry for a bunch sprint. He was reeled back into the fold in the closing kilometres.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin4:40:38
2Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team KatushaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 2 - Cell 2
4Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Roompot Oranje PelotonRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Reinhardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andriato De Mattos (Bra) SoutheastRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jonas Vangenechten (Bel) IAM-CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Willi Willwohl (Ger) Lkt Team BrandenburgRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 9 - Cell 2
11Ramuna Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Cannondale - GarminRow 10 - Cell 2
12Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Bike AidRow 13 - Cell 2
15Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike AidRow 15 - Cell 2
17Kai Kautz (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 16 - Cell 2
18Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jonas Koch (Ger) Rad-Net Rose TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Henning Bommel (Ger) Rad-Net Rose TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jonas Tenbrock (Ger) Team StöltingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Tiago Machado (Por) Team KatushaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18Row 22 - Cell 2
24Phili Zwingenberger (Ger) Team HeizomatRow 23 - Cell 2
25Nils Politt (Ger) Team StöltingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Luca Wackermann (Ita) SoutheastRow 25 - Cell 2
27Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty Groupe GobertRow 26 - Cell 2
28Valencia Valencia Gonzalers (Col) ColombiaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) Team HeizomatRow 29 - Cell 2
31Lawrence Warbasse (USA) IAM-CyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Bike AidRow 31 - Cell 2
33Matej Mohoric (Slo) Team Cannondale - GarminRow 32 - Cell 2
34Jan Barta (Cze) Bora-Argon 18Row 33 - Cell 2
35Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Team Cannondale - GarminRow 34 - Cell 2
36Jack Bauer (NZl) Team Cannondale - GarminRow 35 - Cell 2
37Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team StöltingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Viachesla Kuznetsov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 38 - Cell 2
40Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 40 - Cell 2
42Marco Minnard (Ned) Wanty Groupe GobertRow 41 - Cell 2
43Merhawi Kudus (Eri) MTN-QhubekaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 44 - Cell 2
46Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Cult Energy Pro CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Arnold Fiek (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 46 - Cell 2
48Kristijan Koren (Slo) Team Cannondale - Garmin0:00:07
49Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18Row 48 - Cell 2
50Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Team HeizomatRow 49 - Cell 2
51Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team HeizomatRow 50 - Cell 2
52Pirmin Lang (Swi) IAM-CyclingRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) IAM-CyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Rasmus Chris Quaade (Den) Cult Energy Pro CyclingRow 53 - Cell 2
55Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro CyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Ca Quintero Norena (Col) ColombiaRow 55 - Cell 2
57Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 56 - Cell 2
58Christian Koch (Ger) Lkt Team BrandenburgRow 57 - Cell 2
59Patrick Schelling (Swi) IAM-CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:11
61Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 60 - Cell 2
62Laurin Winter (Ger) Team HeizomatRow 61 - Cell 2
63Julian Schulze (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 62 - Cell 2
64Samuele Conti (Ita) SoutheastRow 63 - Cell 2
65Carl Ramirez Botero (Col) ColombiaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Edwar Diaz Cardenas (Col) ColombiaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Johannes Weber (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 66 - Cell 2
68Georg Loef (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 67 - Cell 2
69Leonardo Duque (Col) ColombiaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Berden De Vries (Ned) Roompot Oranje PelotonRow 69 - Cell 2
71Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 70 - Cell 2
72Zakkari Jo Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18Row 71 - Cell 2
73Egor Silin (Rus) Team KatushaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM-CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jan Oelerich (Ger) Team StöltingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) SoutheastRow 75 - Cell 2
77Ole Quast (Ger) Team StöltingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Kersten Thiele (Ger) Rad-Net Rose TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN-QhubekaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) SoutheastRow 79 - Cell 2
81Marc De Maar (Ned) Roompot Oranje PelotonRow 80 - Cell 2
82Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) SoutheastRow 81 - Cell 2
83Yannick Mayer (Ger) Bike AidRow 82 - Cell 2
84Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Team Cannondale - GarminRow 83 - Cell 2
85Thomas Koep (Ger) Team StöltingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Moreno Moser (Ita) Team Cannondale - GarminRow 85 - Cell 2
87Mike Terpstra (Ned) Roompot Oranje PelotonRow 86 - Cell 2
88Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty Groupe GobertRow 87 - Cell 2
89Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe GobertRow 88 - Cell 2
90Florian Nowak (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 89 - Cell 2
91Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Domenic Weinstein (Ger) Rad-Net Rose TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Sascha Starker (Ger) Team HeizomatRow 92 - Cell 2
94Leon Rohde (Ger) Lkt Team BrandenburgRow 93 - Cell 2
95Carl Soballa (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:00:26
96Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot Oranje PelotonRow 95 - Cell 2
97Songezo Jim (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:00:39
98Kenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:41
99Winne Anacona Gomez (Col) Movistar Team0:00:43
100Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Thomas Degand (Bel) IAM-CyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
102Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje PelotonRow 101 - Cell 2
103Max Walsleben (Ger) Team StuttgartRow 102 - Cell 2
104Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Bike AidRow 103 - Cell 2
105Anthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:36
106Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 105 - Cell 2
107Matthias Schnapka (Ger) Bike AidRow 106 - Cell 2
108Simone Antonini (Ita) Wanty Groupe GobertRow 107 - Cell 2
109Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:01:42
110Sjoerd Van Ginneken (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton0:01:57
111Lars Van Der Haar (Ned) Team Giant-AlpecinRow 110 - Cell 2
112Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:02:01
113Leon Berger (Ger) Lkt Team BrandenburgRow 112 - Cell 2
114Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Bike AidRow 113 - Cell 2
115Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:02:03
116Franz Schiewer (Ger) Lkt Team Brandenburg0:02:33
117Bray Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia0:03:10
118Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:29
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Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha3pts
2Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Huub Duijn (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha3pts
2Bray Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha3pts
2Bray Ramirez Chacon (Col) Colombia2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Giant-Alpecin5pts
2Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Team Katusha4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 183Row 2 - Cell 3
4Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Roompot Oranje Peloton2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert3pts
2Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert2pts
2Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert2pts
2Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert2pts
2Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Wanty Groupe Gobert2pts
2Christian Mager (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling1Row 1 - Cell 3
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