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Deutschland Tour: Alexander Kristoff wins stage 2

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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Alexander Kristoff of Norway and UAE Team Emirates celebrates winning ahead of Phil Bauhaus of Germany and Team Bahrain Victorious green points jersey during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates wins stage 2 ahead of Phil Bauhaus of Germany and Team Bahrain Victorious in green points jersey (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Alexander Kristoff of Norway and UAE Team Emirates celebrates winning ahead of Phil Bauhaus of Germany and Team Bahrain Victorious green points jersey during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates wins a wet stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 LR Phil Bauhaus of Germany and Team Bahrain Victorious green points jersey and Alexander Kristoff of Norway and UAE Team Emirates sprint to win during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Final sprint to the line on stage 2, won by Alexander Kristoff of UAE Team Emirates ahead of Phil Bauhaus of Germany and Team Bahrain Victorious (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 LR Joo Almeida of Portugal and Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep compete during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Deceuninck-QuickStep teammates Mark Cavendish (right) and João Almeida at start of stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 LR Benjamin King of United States and Team Rally Cycling Yves Lampaert of Belgium and Team Deceuninck QuickStep and Jens Debusschere of Belgium and Team BB Hotels PB KTM compete during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Peloton begins in rain on stage 2 - 180.6km from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Ben Alexander Oconnor of Australia and AG2R Citren Team competes in the breakaway during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Ben O'Connor (AG2R Citroën) on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Rmi Cavagna of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep competes during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Rémi Cavagna of Deceuninck - QuickStep on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 A general view of the peloton compete during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Peloton on stage 2 from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep competes during the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in the closing kilometres (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Deutschland Tour 2021 36th Edition 2nd stage Sangerhausen Ilmenau 1806 km 27082021 Alex Dowsett GBR Israel StartUp Nation photo RothBettiniPhoto2021

Alex Dowsett (Israel Start-Up Nation) leads the peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Deutschland Tour 2021 36th Edition 2nd stage Sangerhausen Ilmenau 1806 km 27082021 Nils Politt GER Bora Hansgrohe photo RothBettiniPhoto2021

Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) was aggressive on stage 2 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Deutschland Tour 2021 36th Edition 2nd stage Sangerhausen Ilmenau 1806 km 27082021 Remi Cavagna FRA Deceuninck QuickStep photo RothBettiniPhoto2021

Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep) during stage 2 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Alexander Kristoff of Norway and UAE Team Emirates celebrates winning the stage winner on the podium ceremony after the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Alexander Kristoff of Norway and UAE Team Emirates celebrates winning the stage winner on the podium ceremony (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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ILMENAU GERMANY AUGUST 27 Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team Bora Hansgrohe celebrates winning the Red Leader Jersey on the podium ceremony after the 35th Deutschland Tour 2021 Stage 2 a 1806km stage from Sangerhausen to Ilmenau DeineTour on August 27 2021 in Ilmenau Germany Photo by Christian KasparBartkeGetty Images

Pascal Ackermann of Germany and Team Bora - Hansgrohe celebrates winning the Red Leader Jersey on the podium ceremony (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won stage two of the Deutschland Tour in a bunch sprint. 

After being put in an ideal position as his teammate Sven Erik Bystrom led the peloton around the last corner, Kristoff initially looked as though he was going to be outsprinted by Phil Bauhaus when the Bahrain Victorious flew past him. But he managed to get into Bauhaus’ slipstream, and overtake him at the line.

Stage 1 winner Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) was third and held onto the overall race lead. 

Amid rainy weather and undulating terrain that made life difficult for the pure sprinters, this was the kind of stage that the veteran Kristoff has always thrived in, and he made the most of the circumstances to claim his first win of the season, and his first since triumphing in Nice at the beginning of last year’s Tour de France. 

“I like to race in Germany,” said Kristoff at the finish. “I have a lot of my wins in this country. I won a stage here last time [in 2019], and had good memories from that. 

“Today it was good conditions for me. In Nice [where he won the Tour de France stage last year] it was conditions like this with the rain, so I usually race quite well in these conditions, even if I don’t really enjoy it. After the race when you’ve won, then you enjoy it, so I’m very happy now.

“I’ve been waiting a long time [to win]. I did not have a good season this year. I was close at the Arctic [Race of Norway] and at the Tour of Norway, so to get the win now finally was a nice feeling.” 

Bystrom played a huge role in the victory, setting such a fast pace around the corner that he, Kristoff, Bauhaus and Ackermann opened up a gap over the rest of the peloton. 

“It was really technical,” said Kristoff of the finish. “I knew I needed to be in the top five in the last corners in the last kilometre. I got in a good position and then Bystram was with me, and he led out the sprint, so I actually started off first, and Bauhaus came around me quite fast. But I managed to get his wheel, and he kind of faded over the flat drag into the finish line, and I managed to just get around him again. 

“I was really happy to see that I managed to push my bike in front. It was really close, I was not 100% sure if I took it, but I saw the pictures later.”

How it unfolded

Although not as windy as yesterday to begin with, the weather for the second stage of the Tour of Germany was not pleasant, with rain making for wet roads.

Several riders went down during the day as a result, including big names like Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Ben O’Conor (Ag2r Citroen) and Andre Greipel (Israel-StartUp Nation), and three riders were hurt badly enough to have to abandon: Rick Zabel (Israel Start-Up Nation), Nathan Brown (Rally Cycling) and Jan Hugger (Lotto-Kern Haus).

Being out ahead in the break was safer than in the congested peloton, and five riders successfully did so at the start of the stage: Marc Soler (Movistar), Louis Vervaeke (Alpecin-Fenix), Francisco Galavan (Equipo Kern Pharma), Jannis Peter (Rad-Net Rose Team) and Kyle Murphy (Rally Cycling).

Soler was the headline name in the group and, given the terrain, the most surprising. His intention for the day were hard to fathom for a man who might be a GC contender, especially when he contested and won the intermediate sprint halfway into the stage, despite there being no bonus seconds available. 

Murphy’s priority was the mountains classification, and he took the maximum points ahead of Vervaeke and Peter on the first climb of the day, the Kyffhäuser. 

Bora-Hansgrohe kept the break on a leash, not giving them any real hope of being able to stay clear to the finish. 

An increase in pace from P&S Metalltechnik as the wind picked up saw the gap come down to under one minute at about 50km from the finish, and also managed to cause a split in the peloton and drop several riders out of the peloton, including, surprisingly, national star Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe). 

With the break now in danger of being caught early, Vervaeke broke clear from the other four. Those four were imminently caught 44km from the finish, after which P&S Metalltechnik instigated the next part of their unusual plan, with Immenuel Stark attacking the peloton. 

Vervaeke was still the best part of half a minute up the road, meaning Stark faced some challenge to bridge across by himself, and Stark was unable to reduce the deficit.

With P&S Metalltechnik no longer working at the front, the peloton eased up, and Vervaeke’s lead was allowed to grow back up to nearly two minutes, with Stark left in-between in no-man’s land. 

Stark was eventually caught 25km from the finish after the peloton upped the pace again through Bahrain-Victorious. Vervaecke nevertheless still had a lead in excess of one minute by the top of the last categorised climb of the day, the Unterpörlitz, although Murphy managed to break out of the peloton to take second-place, meaning the two are now level at the top of the King of the Mountains.

Vervaeke’s lead was down to 50 seconds by the time he crossed the finish line for the first time, to begin two laps of the finishing circuit. 

Accelerations were made in the peloton on an uncategorised but difficult drag at the beginning of the circuit, including one from Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), but the peloton remained together. 

This action reduced Vervaeke’s lead to just a handful of seconds, and the catch was made 7.5 km from the finish, just as the bell was rung for the beginning of the last lap. 

Bahrain-Victorious’ continued to set a fierce pace the second time on the uphill drag through Hermann Pernsteiner and Marco Haller. Once again there were multiple attacks, with Rasmus Tiller (Uno-X) and Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe) threatening to go clear, but neither succeeded.

Georg Zimmermann (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert) managed to take the 3 bonus seconds on offer at the top of the rise, and managed to gain a small gap over the rest of the peloton along with Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Victorious).

This pair dangled just a few bike-lengths ahead of the peloton for several kilometres, but were eventually brought back just before the final kilometre.

Bahrain Victorious then concentrated on leading out Bauhaus for his sprint, but it was UAE Team Emirates who took control of the peloton at just the right time to set Kristoff up for victory.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 4:24:12
2Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
3Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
4Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:02
5Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
6Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
7Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
8Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team
9Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
10Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
11John Degenkolb (Ger) German National Team
12Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
13Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
14Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
15Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
16João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep
17Tom Lindner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
18Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
19Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
20Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
21Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
22Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
23Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
24Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
25André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
26Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Movistar Team
27Jonas Rutsch (Ger) German National Team
28Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
29Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
30Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
31Alessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
32Juri Hollmann (Ger) Movistar Team
33Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM
34Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
35Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
36Ruben Apers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
37Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
38Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
39Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
40Marcel Meisen (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
41Niklas Märkl (Ger) Team DSM
42Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
43Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
44Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 0:00:37
45Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-up Nation
46David van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:41
47Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling 0:00:53
48Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
49Michiel Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:00:58
50Eirik Lunder (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo
51Maxime Jarnet (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
52Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
53Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:06
54Jakob Geßner (Ger) German National Team
55Pirmin Benz (Ger) German National Team
56Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling 0:01:20
57Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
58Julian Lino (Fra) Bike Aid
59Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:01:23
60Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:43
61Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:02:14
62Michel Aschenbrenner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:02:32
63Roman Duckert (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
64Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
65Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:03:18
66Henri Uhlig (Ger) German National Team
67Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
68Stephen Bassett (USA) Rally Cycling
69Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:20
70Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious
71Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
72Max Kanter (Ger) Team DSM
73Dario Cataldo (Ita) Movistar Team
74Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
75Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
76Abram Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:03:49
77Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
78Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:36
79Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix 0:05:49
80Alex Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
81Dominik Röber (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
82Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo
83Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
84Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
85Tobias Nolde (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:05:52
86Danny van der Tuuk (Ned) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:05
87Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:51
88Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:07:59
89Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
90Jan-Marc Temmen (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
91Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling
92Pierre-Pascal Keup (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
93Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
94Immanuel Stark (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:08:04
95Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team
96Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
97Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 0:08:07
98Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
99Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
100Valentin Retailleau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
101Jordi Lopez Caravaca (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
102Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
103Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
104Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates
105Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
106Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
107Marti Marquez Roman (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
108Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
109Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
110Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
111Robert Jägeler (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
112Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:09:02
113Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:09:33
114Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
115Lucas Carstensen (Ger) Bike Aid 0:11:08
116Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid
117Mario Spengler (Swi) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:12:53
118Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM
119Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
120Azzedine Lagab (Alg) Bike Aid
121Frederik Raßmann (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
122Henning Bommel (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:15:17
123Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:15:56
124Dawit Yemane (Eri) Bike Aid 0:19:19
DNFRick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
DNFPetr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
DNFAlexander Evans (Aus) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNFNathan Brown (USA) Rally Cycling
DNFJan Hugger (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
DNSDries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

Sprint 1 - Finish km. 180.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 15
2Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 12
3Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 9
4Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 7
5Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 6
6Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 5
7Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 4
8Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team 3
9Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 2
10Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 1

Sprint 2 - Weimar km. 96.7
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 5
2Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team 3
3Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 1

Sprint 3 - Ilmmenau km. 166.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 5
2Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 3
3Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 1

Mountain 1 - Kyffauser climb km. 18
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling 3
2Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 2
3Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team 1

Mountain 2 - Unterporlitz km. 162.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 3
2Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling 2
3Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1

Bonus Sprint 1 - Ilmenau km. 175.6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 3
2Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 2
3Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 1

Young Riders
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 4:24:14
2Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team
4Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
5Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
6João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep
7Tom Lindner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
8Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
9Jonas Rutsch (Ger) German National Team
10Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
11Alessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
12Juri Hollmann (Ger) Movistar Team
13Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM
14Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
15Ruben Apers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
16Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
17Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
18Niklas Märkl (Ger) Team DSM
19Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
20Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:51
21Michiel Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:00:56
22Eirik Lunder (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo
23Maxime Jarnet (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
24Jakob Geßner (Ger) German National Team 0:01:04
25Pirmin Benz (Ger) German National Team
26Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling 0:01:18
27Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
28Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:01:21
29Michel Aschenbrenner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:02:30
30Roman Duckert (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
31Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
32Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:03:16
33Henri Uhlig (Ger) German National Team
34Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
35Max Kanter (Ger) Team DSM 0:03:18
36Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
37Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
38Abram Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:03:47
39Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
40Dominik Röber (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:05:47
41Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo
42Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
43Tobias Nolde (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:05:50
44Danny van der Tuuk (Ned) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:03
45Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:49
46Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:07:57
47Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
48Jan-Marc Temmen (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
49Pierre-Pascal Keup (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
50Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team 0:08:02
51Valentin Retailleau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:08:05
52Jordi Lopez Caravaca (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
53Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates
54Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
55Marti Marquez Roman (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
56Robert Jägeler (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
57Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:09:00
58Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:09:31
59Mario Spengler (Swi) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:12:51
60Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM
61Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
62Frederik Raßmann (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
63Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:15:54
64Dawit Yemane (Eri) Bike Aid 0:19:17
DNFPetr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
DNFAlexander Evans (Aus) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
DNFJan Hugger (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
DNSDries De Pooter (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 13:12:40
2Bahrain Victorious
3Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:02
4Movistar Team
5Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
6Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:41
7Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:00:58
8German National Team 0:01:06
9Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:01:23
10Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:41
11Team DSM 0:02:32
12B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:03:10
13Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:34
14Rally Cycling 0:05:27
15Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:05:34
16Gazprom-RusVelo 0:06:45
17Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:56
18Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:07:07
19AG2R Citroën Team 0:08:07
20P & S Metalltechnik 0:08:19
21Bike Aid 0:13:01
22Team Dauner-Akkon 0:18:26

General classification after stage 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 8:30:59
2Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:02
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:04
4Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:11
5Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:00:13
6Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
7Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:14
8Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:16
9Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
10Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
11Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
12Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
13Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team
14Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
15Sebastian Mora Vedri (Spa) Movistar Team
16Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
17Lawrence Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
18Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
19Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
20Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
21Jonas Rutsch (Ger) German National Team
22Niklas Märkl (Ger) Team DSM
23Ruben Apers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
24Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
25Tom Lindner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
26Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
27Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
28Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
29João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep
30Juri Hollmann (Ger) Movistar Team
31Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
32Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
33Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
34Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
35Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM
36Marcel Meisen (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
37Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team
38John Degenkolb (Ger) German National Team
39Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep
40Alessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
41Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates
42Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
43André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:00:46
44Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 0:00:49
45Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-up Nation 0:00:51
46David van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:55
47Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:01:07
48Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling
49Eirik Lunder (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:01:12
50Michiel Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
51Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
52Maxime Jarnet (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
53Alex Dowsett (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:20
54Jakob Geßner (Ger) German National Team
55Pirmin Benz (Ger) German National Team
56Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling 0:01:34
57Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
58Julian Lino (Fra) Bike Aid
59Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:01:37
60Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:57
61Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:02:28
62Michel Aschenbrenner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:02:46
63Roman Duckert (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
64Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
65Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:03:32
66Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
67Stephen Bassett (USA) Rally Cycling
68Henri Uhlig (Ger) German National Team
69Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:03:34
70Max Kanter (Ger) Team DSM
71Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain Victorious
72Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious
73Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
74Dario Cataldo (Ita) Movistar Team
75Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
76Abram Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:04:03
77Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
78Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:50
79Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:06:03
80Alex Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
81Dominik Röber (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
82Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
83Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
84Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix
85Tobias Nolde (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:06:06
86Danny van der Tuuk (Ned) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:19
87Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:07:05
88Jan-Marc Temmen (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:08:13
89Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
90Ben King (USA) Rally Cycling
91Bert De Backer (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
92Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
93Pierre-Pascal Keup (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
94Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:08:18
95Immanuel Stark (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
96Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team
97Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:08:20
98Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:21
99Jordi Lopez Caravaca (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
100Valentin Retailleau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
101Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
102Jens Debusschere (Bel) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
103Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
104Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
105Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team
106Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team
107Marti Marquez Roman (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
108Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates
109Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:09:47
110Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
111Robert Jägeler (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:10:47
112Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:10:51
113Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
114Lucas Carstensen (Ger) Bike Aid 0:11:22
115Azzedine Lagab (Alg) Bike Aid 0:13:07
116Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM
117Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
118Mario Spengler (Swi) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
119Frederik Raßmann (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
120Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:13:10
121Henning Bommel (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:15:31
122Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:16:10
123Dawit Yemane (Eri) Bike Aid 0:19:33
124Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid 0:23:15

Points classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 24
2Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 24
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 15
4Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 13
5Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 9
6Yves Lampaert (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 8
7Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 6
8Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 6
9Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 6
10Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 5
11Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 5
12Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 5
13Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 5
14David van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 5
15Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 4
16Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team 3
17Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 3
18Hermann Pernsteiner (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 3
19Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team 3
20Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 3
21Robert Jägeler (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 3
22Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 2
23Henri Uhlig (Ger) German National Team 1
24Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 1
25Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 1
26Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 1
27André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation -3

Mountains classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally Cycling 5
2Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 5
3Robert Jägeler (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 3
4Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 2
5Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1
6Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 1
7Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team 1
8André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation -1

Young riders classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 8:31:12
2Jannik Steimle (Ger) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:03
3Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
4Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Movistar Team
5Rasmus Tiller (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
6Jens Reynders (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
7Jonas Rutsch (Ger) German National Team
8Niklas Märkl (Ger) Team DSM
9Ruben Apers (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
10Tom Lindner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
11Fabio Van Den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
12Aaron Verwilst (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
13Clément Berthet (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
14João Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep
15Juri Hollmann (Ger) Movistar Team
16Roger Adria Oliveras (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
17Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) Team DSM
18Alessandro Covi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
19Ben Tulett (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
20Urko Berrade Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:00:54
21Eirik Lunder (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:00:59
22Michiel Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
23Maxime Jarnet (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
24Jakob Geßner (Ger) German National Team 0:01:07
25Pirmin Benz (Ger) German National Team
26Nickolas Zukowsky (Can) Rally Cycling 0:01:21
27Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
28Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:01:24
29Michel Aschenbrenner (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:02:33
30Roman Duckert (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
31Marco Brenner (Ger) Team DSM
32Sander De Pestel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:03:19
33Théo Delacroix (Fra) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
34Henri Uhlig (Ger) German National Team
35Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:03:21
36Max Kanter (Ger) Team DSM
37Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
38Abram Stockman (Bel) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:03:50
39Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
40Fredrik Dversnes (Nor) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:05:50
41Dominik Röber (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik
42Syver Wærsted (Nor) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
43Tobias Nolde (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:05:53
44Danny van der Tuuk (Ned) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:06
45Francisco Galvan Fernandez (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:52
46Jan-Marc Temmen (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:08:00
47Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
48Alex Colman (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
49Pierre-Pascal Keup (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
50Jannis Peter (Ger) German National Team 0:08:05
51Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:08:07
52Jordi Lopez Caravaca (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma 0:08:08
53Valentin Retailleau (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
54Marti Marquez Roman (Spa) Equipo Kern Pharma
55Felix Groß (Ger) UAE Team Emirates
56Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:09:34
57Robert Jägeler (Ger) P & S Metalltechnik 0:10:34
58Martin Salmon (Ger) Team DSM 0:12:54
59Florian Stork (Ger) Team DSM
60Mario Spengler (Swi) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
61Frederik Raßmann (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon
62Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:12:57
63Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner-Akkon 0:15:57
64Dawit Yemane (Eri) Bike Aid 0:19:20

Teams classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UAE Team Emirates 25:33:43
2Bahrain Victorious
3Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:02
4Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
5Movistar Team
6Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:41
7Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:00:58
8German National Team 0:01:06
9Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:01:23
10Israel Start-up Nation 0:01:41
11Team DSM 0:02:32
12B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:03:10
13Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:34
14Rally Cycling 0:05:27
15Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:05:34
16Gazprom-RusVelo 0:06:45
17Equipo Kern Pharma 0:06:56
18Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:07:07
19AG2R Citroën Team 0:08:07
20P & S Metalltechnik 0:08:19
21Bike Aid 0:13:01
22Team Dauner-Akkon 0:18:26

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