One of relatively few WorldTour races likely to culminate in a bunch sprint, the Eschborn-Frankfurt is a German one-day race that boasts past winners that include Freddy Maertens, Eddy Merckx, Olaf Ludwig, Erik Zabel, John Degenkolb and four-time winner Alexander Kristoff.
The Norwegian holds the record for most wins at the race – with four in a row between 2014 and 2018 – and he might have been able to make it five were it not for the cancellation of the race in 2015 after police in Frankfurt arrested a couple they believed were planning a terrorist attack on the event just the day before it was due to take place.
The winner in 2019 was Bora-Hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann, who broke Kristoff's winning run, relegating the UAE Team Emirates rider to third place, with another former winner, John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), taking second spot.
"We came here to Frankfurt with a goal, and that was to take the win," Ackermann said, with a five-man breakaway required to be reeled in before the German road race champion could be let loose in the bunch sprint. "It’s a great feeling to have finished it off."
Eschborn-Frankfurt 20201 May 2020 | Frankurt | WorldTour