Franziska Koch surprises Liane Lippert to win German road race championship

Franziska Koch
Franziska Koch (Image credit: Getty Images)

Franziska Koch (DSM-firmenich-PostNL) is the new German road champion after she beat Liane Lippert (Movistar) and Antonia Niedermaier (Canyon-SRAM) in a three-up sprint in in Bad Dürrheim.

Lippert was chasing her third successive title, and her fourth in total, but she had to settle for the silver medal after Koch sprang a surprise by opening her sprint with some 300m still to race.

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