Walscheid wins Munsterland Giro

Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) won the Munsterland Giro, beating John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) in a reduced bunch sprint. Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) rounded out the podium with Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) in fourth.

The tight city-centre course made for a messy sprint and there appeared to be some miss-communication between defending champion Sam Bennett and his teammate Pascal Ackerman. Bora-Hansgrohe had controlled the bunch in the finale and looked the strongest team present, but the pair appeared to be sprinting against each other before Bennett sat up. The Irishman finished 11th while Ackerman claimed fifth.

There were no such issues for Walscheid who shot to the front of the group as the peloton rounded the penultimate curve. The 25-year-old German was a clear bike's length ahead of Degenkolb as he thumped the air in delight. The race was Walscheid's first since finishing the Vuelta a Espana last month and his first win since the penultimate stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in May.

A six-rider move marked the start of the day with Maxim Belkov (Katusha-Alpecin), Alexandr Kulikovskii (Gazprom-Rusvelo), Lucas Carstensen (Bike Aid), Pascal Treubel (Heizomat rad-net.de), Paul Taebling (LKT-Team Brandenburg), Robert Retschke (Lotto-Kern Haus) building up a lead of over three minutes. Their time out front did not last too long, and with just over 100 kilometres remaining they were caught after the peloton split in two in some crosswinds.

It was a severely diminished peloton that entered Munster inside the final 20 kilometres, with fewer than 30 riders remaining. Bennett and Ackermann made the further split during a frenetic flurry of action with Greipel, Degenkolb and Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) also making it into the select leading group.

As the group approached the finish line for the first time, Elmar Reinders (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij) jumped clear. The Dutchman still had a small gap as he hit the line for the second time, but the group behind appeared well in control of the situation. With two potential contenders for victory, it was left to Bora-Hansgrohe to pull Reinders back. He was easily reeled in with four kilometres to go.

Not wanting to wait for a sprint finish, and perhaps taking note from Danny van Poppel at Binche-Chimay-Binche, Gaviria decided to have a go inside the final three kilometres. Bora-Hansgrohe were quick to react and brought the Colombian back, but they could not relax with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) attacking immediately afterwards. He was eventually caught.

Trek-Segafredo guided the peloton under the flamme rouge. Walscheid was sitting in around fifth place in the bunch as the sprint wound up but he slipped into the front position by the time they rounded the second to last bend. Degenkolb remained firmly on his wheel but did not have the power to go around him.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Max Walscheid (Ger) Team Sunweb4:42:16
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-SegafredoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 2 - Cell 2
4André Greipel (Ger) Lotto SoudalRow 3 - Cell 2
5Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 4 - Cell 2
6Florian Senechal (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Krieger (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling0:00:01
8Mathias Van Gompel (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 7 - Cell 2
9Szymon Sajnok (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 8 - Cell 2
10Lucas Carstensen (Ger) Bike AidRow 9 - Cell 2
11Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-HansgroheRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 11 - Cell 2
13Oscar Riesebeek (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 12 - Cell 2
14Edward Theuns (Bel) Team Sunweb0:00:02
15Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team SunwebRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:03
17Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo0:00:05
18Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data0:00:06
19Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:00:17
20Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:21
21Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Soudal0:00:31
22Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 21 - Cell 2
23Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij0:00:52
24Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step FloorsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-HansgroheRow 24 - Cell 2
26Michael Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 25 - Cell 2
27Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 26 - Cell 2
28Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:17
29Christoph Pfingsten (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:01:19
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-HansgroheRow 29 - Cell 2
31Max Kanter (Ger) Development Team Sunweb0:01:43
32Barnabás Peák (Hun) Quick-Step Floors0:03:03
33Alexandr Porsev (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 32 - Cell 2
34John Mandrysch (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | AkkonRow 33 - Cell 2
35Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension DataRow 34 - Cell 2
36Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 35 - Cell 2
37Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jasper De Laat (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b MantelRow 37 - Cell 2
39Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern HausRow 38 - Cell 2
40Marinus Cornelius Minaard (Ned) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 39 - Cell 2
41Julien Vermote (Bel) Dimension DataRow 40 - Cell 2
42Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:03:04
43Kevin Inkelaar (Ned) Polartec KometaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo NordiskRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jose Manuel Diaz (Spa) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 44 - Cell 2
46Alan Banaszek (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 45 - Cell 2
47Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 46 - Cell 2
48Willie Smit (RSA) Katusha-AlpecinRow 47 - Cell 2
48Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 48 - Cell 2
50Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 49 - Cell 2
50Scott Thwaites (GBr) Dimension DataRow 50 - Cell 2
52Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step FloorsRow 51 - Cell 2
53Szymon Rekita (Pol) Leopard Pro Cycling0:03:05
54Jhonnatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors0:03:06
55Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 54 - Cell 2
56Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-AlpecinRow 55 - Cell 2
57Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team SunwebRow 56 - Cell 2
58Guy Niv (Isr) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 57 - Cell 2
59Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 58 - Cell 2
60Tony Martin (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin0:03:09
61Per Christian Münstermann (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS Germany0:13:15
62Jasper Frahm (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.deRow 61 - Cell 2
63Felix Intra (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS GermanyRow 62 - Cell 2
64Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 63 - Cell 2
65Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern HausRow 64 - Cell 2
66Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo NordiskRow 65 - Cell 2
67Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b SKS GermanyRow 66 - Cell 2
68Vladislav Kulikov (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sven Thurau (Ger) Team Dauner D&DQ | AkkonRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jens Reynders (Bel) Leopard Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Patrick Haller (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.deRow 70 - Cell 2
72Boris Vallee (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 71 - Cell 2
73Luca Henn (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern HausRow 72 - Cell 2
74Paul Taebling (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jonas Rutsch (Ger) Team Lotto - Kern Haus0:13:14
76Roy Curvers (Ned) Team SunwebRow 75 - Cell 2
77Gaëtan Pons (Lux) Leopard Pro CyclingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 77 - Cell 2
79Antoine Warnier (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 78 - Cell 2
80Mario Spengler (Swi) Leopard Pro CyclingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Colin Heiderscheid (Lux) Team Dauner D&Dq | AkkonRow 80 - Cell 2
82Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha-AlpecinRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFTom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team SunwebRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFBaptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-AlpecinRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFMads Pedersen (Den) Trek-SegafredoRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFLaurent Didier (Lux) Trek-SegafredoRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFJasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-SegafredoRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFFrederik Frison (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFStan Dewulf (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFEnzo Wouters (Bel) Lotto SoudalRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Dougall (RSA) Dimension DataRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFBernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension DataRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFConnor Swift (GBr) Madison GenesisRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFTim Declercq (Bel) Quick-Step FloorsRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandr Kulikovskiy (Rus) Gazprom–RusveloRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFStepan Kuriyanov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFSergei Shilov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFPawel Bernas (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFJean-Paul Van Poppel (Ned)Row 99 - Cell 2
DNFFloris Gerts (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFWouter Wippert (Ned) Roompot-Nederlandse LoterijRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFAime De Gendt (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFMoreno De Pauw (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFChristophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-BaloiseRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFJoonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo NordiskRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFBrian Kamstra (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFEmanuel Mini (Arg) Team Novo NordiskRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFUmberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo NordiskRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo NordiskRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFKenny Dehaes (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFJimmy Duquennoy (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFKenny Molly (Bel) Ago - Aqua ServiceRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFChristophe Masson (Fra) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Deruette (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFJulien Stassen (Bel) WB Aqua Protect VeranclassicRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFVictor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFEmmanuel Morin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFGeoffrey Soupe (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony Turgis (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFKenneth Vanbilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFAwet Andemeskel (Eri) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFRoy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFMihkel Räim (Est) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFHamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling AcademyRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFKevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFWesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty-Groupe GobertRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFDaniel Bichlmann (Ger) Bike AidRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFNikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike AidRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFPatrick Lechner (Ger) Bike AidRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFMatthias Schnapka (Ger) Bike AidRow 131 - Cell 2
DNFTino Thömel (Ger) Bike AidRow 132 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Nolde (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.DeRow 133 - Cell 2
DNFSven Reutter (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.DeRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFLeon Rohde (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.DeRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFPascal Treubel (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.DeRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFJan Tschernoster (Ger) Heizomat Rad-Net.DeRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFLeo Appelt (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFRichard Banusch (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Bokeloh (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFPhilip Weber (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFChristian Maximilian Koch (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFMoritz Malcharek (Ger) LKT Team BrandenburgRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFDominik Bauer (Ger) Team Dauner D&Dq | AkkonRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFLukas Löer (Ger) Team Dauner D&Dq | AkkonRow 145 - Cell 2
DNFMarc Clauss (Ger) Team Dauner D&Dq | AkkonRow 146 - Cell 2
DNFSimon Laib (Ger) Team Dauner D&Dq | AkkonRow 147 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Retschke (Ger) Team Lotto - Kern HausRow 148 - Cell 2
DNFTobias Knaup (Ger) Team Lotto - Kern HausRow 149 - Cell 2
DNFJan Hugger (Ger) Team Lotto - Kern HausRow 150 - Cell 2
DNFMichel Gießelmann (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b Sks GermanyRow 151 - Cell 2
DNFLouis Leinau (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b Sks GermanyRow 152 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Härtig (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b Sks GermanyRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFJon Knolle (Ger) Team Sauerland NRW p/b Sks GermanyRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFJan Brockhoff (Ger) Leopard Pro CyclingRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFKonrad Geßner (Ger) Leopard Pro CyclingRow 156 - Cell 2

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