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Ackermann takes out German road race title

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the German title

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) wins the German title
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Pascal Ackermann of Bora-Hansgrohe continued his successful season by winning the bunch sprint in the German national road race. He topped the country's better-known sprinters, with John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) second and Max Walscheid (Sunweb) third.

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) was fourth, with Marcel Kittel still struggling for his form in 10th.

Bora-Hansgrohe's goal was to keep the title within the team. "[2017 champion] Marcus Burghardt said he would love to hand over the jersey to me," the 24-year-old Ackermann said after the race. "But it still feels a little surreal now wearing it.

"We knew that it was key to go into the last corner already in front. My team did a great job to deliver me in a perfect position. I still had Rudi (Selig) in front of me coming on to the home straight, basically I just had to roll over the line then."

The German field took off for 19 laps of a 12km totally flat circuit in and around Einhausen on a hot and sunny day. The race was marked by a series of breakaways, with Bora-hansgrohe and Katusha-Alpecin keeping a sharp eye on the happenings.

All the groups were brought back, and the expected mass sprint was set up. On the difficult closing section, Rick Zabel tried to set things up for Kittel, but Selig and Ackermann took control. Walscheid protested the win, claiming he was hindered by Selig and Ackermann, but the jury upheld the finish.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe4:57:36
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
3Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb
4André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal
5Alexander Krieger (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling
6Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
7Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
8Jannik Steimle (Ger) Team Vorarlberg Santic
9Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
10Marcel Kittel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
11Hermann Keller (Ger) Rad Union 1913 Wangen
12Yannick Mayer (Ger) Veloclub Ratisbona
13Simon Nuber (Ger) RV Edelweiß Roschbach
14Aaron Grosser (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
15Robert Jägeler (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
16Roger Kluge (Ger) Mitchelton-Scott
17Christian Knees (Ger) Team Sky
18Nico Brenner (Ger) Team Sportforum Düsseldorf/Kaa
19Robert William Kessler (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
20Patrick Haller (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.de
21Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:04
22Max Lindenau (Ger) STEVENS Racing Team
23John Mandrysch (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
24Martin Bauer (Ger) Team schnelleStelle Ur-Krostit
25Per Christian Münstermann (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
26Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Quick-Step Floors
27Toni Franz (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
28Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
29Adrian Rips (Ger) elektroland24 Bundesliga Team
30Manuel Porzner (Ger) Tirol
31Stephan Duffner (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia B
32Timon Loderer (Ger) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang
33Luca Felix Happke (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
34Christopher Heider (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
35Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb
36Lucas Carstensen (Ger) Bike Aid
37Michae Gannopolskij (Ger) LV-Meister SAR!!
38Luka Zetzsche (Ger) Team-Gesundshop24.de - Männer-
39Patrick Lechner (Ger) Bike Aid
40Erik Köhler (Ger) TRIEBWERK - ENERGY Cycling Tea
41Moritz Malcharek (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg
42Benjamin Ahrendt (Ger) TRIEBWERK - ENERGY Cycling Tea
43Lorenz Fiege (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia B
44Robert Müller (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
45Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
46Florian Obersteiner (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
47Konrad Geßner (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling
48Simon Laib (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ AKKON
49Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal
50Vladi Riha (Ger) VC Vegesack
51Jan Hugger (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus0:00:10
52Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:11
53Julius Gärtner (Ger) Veloclub Ratisbona
54Jeremias Schramm (Ger) BL TEAM Magnesium Pur
55Lukas Löer (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
56Mario Vogt (Ger) Team Sapura Cycling
57Justin Rudolph (Ger) TRIEBWERK - ENERGY Cycling Tea
58Jan Brockhoff (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling
59Tim Rieckmann (Ger) elektroland24 Bundesliga Team
60Tobias Magdeburg (Ger) KED-Stevens Radteam Berlin
61Tobias Nolde (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.de
62Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid
63Dorian Lübbers (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
64Julius Domnick (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
65Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
66Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) Tirol
67Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
68Philipp Plambeck (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia0:00:18
69Maik Schindler (Ger) elektroland24 Bundesliga Team
70Marcel Peschges (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia
71Sascha Starker (Ger) SSG Bensheim
72Dominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
73Immanuel Stark (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
74Julian Braun (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
75Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
76Richard Banusch (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg
77Peter Clauß (Ger) Rad Union 1913 Wangen i. A. e.
78Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
79Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Tirol0:00:25
80Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb
81Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
82Paul Lindenau (Ger) STEVENS Racing Team
83Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:00:30
84Louis Leinau (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany0:00:32
85Benjamin Bräuer (Ger) Bike Market Team
86Max Kanter (Ger) Development Team Sunweb
87Niklas Märkl (Ger) Development Team Sunweb
88Florian Stork (Ger) Development Team Sunweb
89Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Tirol0:00:38
90Christopher Hatz (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
91Erik Schubert (Ger) Team schnelleStelle Ur-Krostit
92Philipp Walsleben (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
93Raphael Freienstein (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia B
94Jonas Rutsch (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
95Benjamin Herden (Ger) Veloclub Ratisbona
96Michael Vogel (Ger) BL TEAM Magnesium Pur0:00:42
97Matthias Schnapka (Ger) Bike Aid
98Frederik Dombrowski (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
99Laurin Winter (Ger) Team Differdange Losch
100Jonas Rapp (Ger) Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang
101Justin Wolf (Ger) Team Sportforum Düsseldorf/Kaa
102Peter Förster (Ger) TRIEBWERK - ENERGY Cycling Tea
103Hannes Augustin (Ger) KED-Stevens Radteam Berlin
104Robert Wagner (Ger) LottoNL-Jumbo
105Marcel Meisen (Ger) Corendon-Circus
106Luca Henn (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
107Florenz Knauer (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
108Jonas Sonnleitner (Ger) Veloclub Ratisbona
109Friedrich Meingast (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
110Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
111Sandro Kühmel (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
112Alexander Kuesters (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ AKKON
113Felix Holst (Ger) elektroland24 Bundesliga Team0:00:48
114Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
115Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Sunweb
116Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
117Richard Weinzheimer (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus0:00:54
118Dominik Röber (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
119Thomas Lienert (Ger) Rad Union 1913 Wangen i. A. e.
120Marco Barke (Ger) Rad Union 1913 Wangen i. A. e.0:00:56
121Johannes Banzer (Ger) elektroland24 Bundesliga Team0:00:57
122Marc Clauss (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | Akkon
123Axel Lippmann (Ger) Team-Gesundshop24.de - Männer-
124Tim-Jonas Reuß (Ger) Hessen - Frankfurt - Opelit0:01:03
125Daniel Bichlmann (Ger) Bike Aid
126Gregor Hoops (Ger) Team schnelleStelle Ur-Krostit
127Jan-Niklas Jünger (Ger) Team Embrace The World Cycling
128Felix Intra (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
129Torben Xanke (Ger) Hessen - Frankfurt - Opelit
130Florian Kretschy (Ger) Team schnelleStelle Ur-Krostit
131Johannes Kaufmann (Ger) Hessen - Frankfurt - Opelit
132Stefan Brandlmeier (Ger) Veloclub Ratisbona
133Simon Redmers (Ger) Team-Gesundshop24.de - Männer-0:01:25
134Maximilian Priewich (Ger) BL TEAM Magnesium Pur0:01:26
135Ilias Kulke (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia B0:01:29
136Tobias Knaup (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus0:01:34
137Jonathan Dinkler (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
138Martin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Development Team Sunweb
139Sven Reutter (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.de
140Philip Weber (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg
141Paul Rudys (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg
142Viktor Müller (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany
143Sebastian Beyer (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia B
144Luke Derksen (Ger) Team Sportforum Düsseldorf/Kaa0:02:04
145Fabian Käßmann (Ger) P&S Team Thüringen
146Paul Taebling (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:02:23
147Pascal Treubel (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.de
148Jan Dieteren (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg
149Matthias Mangertseder (Ger) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:02:24
150Florian Nowak (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus0:02:26
151Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg Santic
152Arne Burkhardt (Ger) Team-Gesundshop24.de - Männer-
153Marcel Franz (Ger) Herrmann Radteam0:02:31
154Jonas Bokeloh (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg
155René Otterbein (Ger) Team Sportforum Düsseldorf/Kaa0:02:33
156Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team0:02:37
157Denis Bojarkin (Ger) BL Embrace The World/Olympia B0:02:41
158Nicolas Heling (Ger) Team Sportforum Düsseldorf/Kaa0:02:42
159Björn Büttner (Ger) elektroland24 Bundesliga Team0:02:45
160Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:02:48
161Tilman Steger (Ger) BL TEAM Magnesium Pur0:03:02
162Victor Brück (Ger) Herrmann Radteam0:03:19
163Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
164Marco Mathis (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
165Christian Mager (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
166Lajos Ostfalk (Ger) Team Sportforum Düsseldorf/Kaa
167Arne Egner (Ger) Herrmann Radteam
168Leonhardt Berger (Ger) Hessen - Frankfurt - Opelit0:03:27
169Niklas Reinhardt (Ger) Hessen - Frankfurt - Opelit
170Bastian Becker (Ger) Team Isaac Torgau0:03:37
171Benedikt Becker (Ger) Team Isaac Torgau
172Matthias Deuble (Ger) Team-Gesundshop24.de - Männer-
173Martin Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg Santic0:03:53
174Juri Hollmann (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.de0:04:18
175Leon Echtermann (Ger) Herrmann Radteam0:04:19
176Willi Thielebeule (Ger) KED-Stevens Radteam Berlin0:04:27
177Yannick Sinske (Ger) LV-Meister NDS!!0:05:41
178Leon Heinschke (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:06:12
179Christoph Schweizer (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany0:06:42
180Nicolas Brandt (Ger) TRIEBWERK - ENERGY Cycling0:07:18
181Andreas Batzek (Ger) BL TEAM Magnesium Pur0:13:30

 

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