Schachmann claims German road race title

Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates his stage 3 win at Pais Vasco

Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates his stage 3 win at Pais Vasco (Image credit: Getty Images)

Max Schachmann took the title in the German national men's road race, a race in which Bora-Hansgrohe dealt quickly and efficiently with all competition. Second and third went to his teammates Marcus Burghardt and Andreas Schillinger.

The trio were part of a lead group that formed early and quickly shrank, due to both the bad weather conditions and the high tempo. With 40km left, the trio pulled away and their full podium was never in doubt.

The 170 riders faced full sunshine and temperatures around 35° Celsius as they took to the 180.6km race around the Sachsen Ring. The conditions were bad enough that 70 riders had already abandoned after only 40km.

It developed even more into an elimination race, with the temperatures soaring up to nearly 38° Celsius. A large lead group formed and got away, but grew smaller and smaller as the race went on. Also, because of the short laps - only 12.9km - riders who were too far down were taken out of the race.

With 40km to go, the situation had evolved into a race of only 20 riders. Bora-Hansgrohe took control, with Burghardt, Schachmann and Schillinger jumping into the lead. Nils Politt (Katusha) and Georg Zimmerman (Tirol-KTM) gave chase, but going into the final lap of the large circuit and with three 2.9km laps on the Sachsenring to come, the gap had grown to 40 seconds. The remaining riders were over three minutes down.

Only 15 riders went into the final small laps, with the two chasers a minute down and the large field at around four minutes. It became obvious that the Bora riders could decide amongst themselves who would take the honours.

Politt decided that fourth would be better than fifth, and pulled away from Zimmerman in an attempt to secure that thankless position.

Schachmann led the trio into the closing kilometer. Although they were all together again with 400 meters to go, the win went to Schachmann. All three riders raised their arms in victory as they crossed the line.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maximilian Schachmann (Ger)4:24:17
2Marcus Burghardt (Ger)Row 1 - Cell 2
3Andreas Schillinger (Ger)Row 2 - Cell 2
4Nils Politt (Ger)0:01:32
5Georg Zimmermann (Ger)0:01:50
6Simon Geschke (Ger)0:03:23
7Philipp Walsleben (Ger)0:03:55
8Roger Kluge (Ger)Row 7 - Cell 2
9Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger)0:04:28
10John Degenkolb (Ger)0:04:55
11Nico Denz (Ger)0:04:56
12Marcel Meisen (Ger)0:05:01
13Jonas Rutsch (Ger)Row 12 - Cell 2
14Jonas Koch (Ger)0:05:08
15Frederik Dombrowski (Ger)0:05:12
DNFPascal Ackermann (Ger)Row 15 - Cell 2
DNFChristoph Pfingsten (Ger)Row 16 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger)Row 17 - Cell 2
DNFRüdiger Selig (Ger)Row 18 - Cell 2
DNFFlorian Stork (Ger)Row 19 - Cell 2
DNFMaximilian Richard Walscheid (Ger)Row 20 - Cell 2
DNFRick Zabel (Ger)Row 21 - Cell 2
DNFLennard Kämna (Ger)Row 22 - Cell 2
DNFChristian Knees (Ger)Row 23 - Cell 2
DNFJasha Sütterlin (Ger)Row 24 - Cell 2
DNFMarco Mathis (Ger)Row 25 - Cell 2
DNFImmanuel Stark (Ger)Row 26 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Dinkler (Ger)Row 27 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Mandrysch (Ger)Row 28 - Cell 2
DNFDominik Röber (Ger)Row 29 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Nolde (Ger)Row 30 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Jägeler (Ger)Row 31 - Cell 2
DNFFabian Schormair (Ger)Row 32 - Cell 2
DNFMichel Aschenbrenner (Ger)Row 33 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Sonnleitner (Ger)Row 34 - Cell 2
DNFJoshua Huppertz (Ger)Row 35 - Cell 2
DNFJan Hugger (Ger)Row 36 - Cell 2
DNFDorian Lübbers (Ger)Row 37 - Cell 2
DNFRobert William Kessler (Ger)Row 38 - Cell 2
DNFLuca Henn (Ger)Row 39 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Knaup (Ger)Row 40 - Cell 2
DNFRichard Weinzheimer (Ger)Row 41 - Cell 2
DNFJan Kuhn (Ger)Row 42 - Cell 2
DNFKim Alexander Heiduk (Ger)Row 43 - Cell 2
DNFFrederik Raßmann (Ger)Row 44 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Märkl (Ger)Row 45 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Hatz (Ger)Row 46 - Cell 2
DNFFlorian Obersteiner (Ger)Row 47 - Cell 2
DNFMiguel Heidemann (Ger)Row 48 - Cell 2
DNFFlorenz Knauer (Ger)Row 49 - Cell 2
DNFStefan Brandlmeier (Ger)Row 50 - Cell 2
DNFJohannes Adamietz (Ger)Row 51 - Cell 2
DNFLeon Echtermann (Ger)Row 52 - Cell 2
DNFLennart Jung (Ger)Row 53 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Tarlton (Ger)Row 54 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Haller (Ger)Row 55 - Cell 2
DNFMarcel Franz (Ger)Row 56 - Cell 2
DNFJan Tschernoster (Ger)Row 57 - Cell 2
DNFPascal Treubel (Ger)Row 58 - Cell 2
DNFJasper Frahm (Ger)Row 59 - Cell 2
DNFJuri Hollmann (Ger)Row 60 - Cell 2
DNFLeon Rohde (Ger)Row 61 - Cell 2
DNFFelix Groß (Ger)Row 62 - Cell 2
DNFJakob Geßner (Ger)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFJannis Peter (Ger)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFPirmin Benz (Ger)Row 65 - Cell 2
DNFPhilipp Mamos (Ger)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFJulian Braun (Ger)Row 67 - Cell 2
DNFSven Thurau (Ger)Row 68 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Clauss (Ger)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Heider (Ger)Row 70 - Cell 2
DNFDominik Bauer (Ger)Row 71 - Cell 2
DNFMiká Heming (Ger)Row 72 - Cell 2
DNFKilian Steigner (Ger)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFChristian Maximilian Koch (Ger)Row 74 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Brandt (Ger)Row 75 - Cell 2
DNFPaul Taebling (Ger)Row 76 - Cell 2
DNFPaul Rudys (Ger)Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFFranz Werner (Ger)Row 78 - Cell 2
DNFLuca Bockelmann (Ger)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFLeon Heinschke (Ger)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFJohannes Hodapp (Ger)Row 81 - Cell 2
DNFMichel Gießelmann (Ger)Row 82 - Cell 2
DNFFelix Intra (Ger)Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFLouis Leinau (Ger)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFPer Christian Münstermann (Ger)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFJoann Leinau (Ger)Row 86 - Cell 2
DNFJon Knolle (Ger)Row 87 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Härtig (Ger)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFChristoph Schweizer (Ger)Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFJustin Wolf (Ger)Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFLucas Carstensen (Ger)Row 91 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Bichlmann (Ger)Row 92 - Cell 2
DNFNikodemus Holler (Ger)Row 93 - Cell 2
DNFNiklas Märkl (Ger)Row 94 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Alexander Salmon (Ger)Row 95 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Meiler (Ger)Row 96 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Meiler (Ger)Row 97 - Cell 2
DNFJannik Steimle (Ger)Row 98 - Cell 2
DNFKonrad Geßner (Ger)Row 99 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Krieger (Ger)Row 100 - Cell 2
DNFToni Franz (Ger)Row 101 - Cell 2
DNFLaurin Winter (Ger)Row 102 - Cell 2
DNFJohannes Schinnagel (Ger)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFBjörn Thurau (Ger)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFYannik Achterberg (Ger)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Clauß (Ger)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Lienert (Ger)Row 107 - Cell 2
DNFJohannes Herrmann (Ger)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFDominik Vollmer (Ger)Row 109 - Cell 2
DNFRoland Rädler (Ger)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFMathias Wiele (Ger)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Harnisch (Ger)Row 112 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Magdeburg (Ger)Row 113 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Bauer (Ger)Row 114 - Cell 2
DNFMarkus Werner (Ger)Row 115 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Reißig (Ger)Row 116 - Cell 2
DNFTom Mai (Ger)Row 117 - Cell 2
DNFDominik Merseburg (Ger)Row 118 - Cell 2
DNFRobin Fischer (Ger)Row 119 - Cell 2
DNFJan Henrik Otto (Ger)Row 120 - Cell 2
DNFAdrian Rips (Ger)Row 121 - Cell 2
DNFGregor Hoops (Ger)Row 122 - Cell 2
DNFHalvard Schommartz (Ger)Row 123 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Bräuer (Ger)Row 124 - Cell 2
DNFJan Kohnen (Ger)Row 125 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Bolsmann (Ger)Row 126 - Cell 2
DNFMilan Kowalewsky (Ger)Row 127 - Cell 2
DNFAndreas Batzek (Ger)Row 128 - Cell 2
DNFMaximilian Priewich (Ger)Row 129 - Cell 2
DNFAlexander Steffens (Ger)Row 130 - Cell 2
DNFTilman Steger (Ger)Row 131 - Cell 2
DNFNathan Müller (Ger)Row 132 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Schlubkowski (Ger)Row 133 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Müller (Ger)Row 134 - Cell 2
DNFMoritz Henninger (Ger)Row 135 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Marek (Ger)Row 136 - Cell 2
DNFFabian Holbach (Ger)Row 137 - Cell 2
DNFPascal Diemar (Ger)Row 138 - Cell 2
DNFJakob Stenzel (Ger)Row 139 - Cell 2
DNFNiklas Reinhardt (Ger)Row 140 - Cell 2
DNFAnton Scheuermann (Ger)Row 141 - Cell 2
DNFJulian Emge (Ger)Row 142 - Cell 2
DNFGabriel Ossyra (Ger)Row 143 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Förster (Ger)Row 144 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Müller (Ger)Row 145 - Cell 2
DNFYannick Mayer (Ger)Row 146 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Herden (Ger)Row 147 - Cell 2
DNFLeon Frosch (Ger)Row 148 - Cell 2
DNFDominic Böke (Ger)Row 149 - Cell 2
DNFSeverin Gießibl (Ger)Row 150 - Cell 2
DNFLuke Derksen (Ger)Row 151 - Cell 2
DNFNico Brenner (Ger)Row 152 - Cell 2
DNFJulius Domnick (Ger)Row 153 - Cell 2
DNFRené Otterbein (Ger)Row 154 - Cell 2
DNFBrune Schmitz (Ger)Row 155 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Nitzschmann (Ger)Row 156 - Cell 2
DNFLorenz Fiege (Ger)Row 157 - Cell 2
DNFStephan Duffner (Ger)Row 158 - Cell 2
DNFSebastian Beyer (Ger)Row 159 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Tetzlaff (Ger)Row 160 - Cell 2
DNFFrederik Hähnel (Ger)Row 161 - Cell 2
DNFOskar Gebauer (Ger)Row 162 - Cell 2
DNFJosh Falk Mechsner (Ger)Row 163 - Cell 2
DNFHannes Augustin (Ger)Row 164 - Cell 2
DNFPoul Rudolph (Ger)Row 165 - Cell 2
DNFBenjamin Ahrendt (Ger)Row 166 - Cell 2
DNFMarkus Wille (Ger)Row 167 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Eise (Ger)Row 168 - Cell 2
DNFRico Brückner (Ger)Row 169 - Cell 2
DNFRobin Wagler (Ger)Row 170 - Cell 2
DNFRobin Rautzenberg (Ger)Row 171 - Cell 2
DNFHenrik Hamm (Ger)Row 172 - Cell 2
DNFPeter Richter (Ger)Row 173 - Cell 2
DNFAnton Benedix (Ger)Row 174 - Cell 2
DNFAxel Scheinpflug (Ger)Row 175 - Cell 2
DNFMatthias Herrmann (Ger)Row 176 - Cell 2
DNFMaximilian Langhans (Ger)Row 177 - Cell 2
DNFFelix Rieckmann (Ger)Row 178 - Cell 2
DNFMario Vogt (Ger)Row 179 - Cell 2
DNFFelix Engelhardt (Ger)Row 180 - Cell 2
DNFJan Dieteren (Ger)Row 181 - Cell 2
DNFJohn André Kämna (Ger)Row 182 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Thumann (Ger)Row 183 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Riedel (Ger)Row 184 - Cell 2
DNFSebastian Vogel (Ger)Row 185 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Malgay (Ger)Row 186 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Baldinger (Ger)Row 187 - Cell 2
DNFTheo Reinhardt (Ger)Row 188 - Cell 2
DNFTimon Loderer (Ger)Row 189 - Cell 2

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