Deutschland Tour

Stage 1) Hannover - Halberstadt

DE Germany, Thursday 29 August 2019
167 km

Alaphilippe spices up the finale in Deutschland Tour

Alaphilippe spices up the finale in Deutschland Tour

Three weeks after racing Clasica San Sebastian, Julian Alaphilippe resumed his season at the 34th edition of the Deutschland Tour, where he attacked inside the closing kilometer, spreading a bit of panic in the bunch as the sprint trains were trying to control things. The Frenchman, winner of twelve races this year, got caught on the flat section to the line, but his action derailed the trains and allowed Kasper Asgreen to get in the mix and take sixth place, ahead of many faster men.

A stage winner earlier this season at the Tour of California, where he also sealed the green jersey classification, Asgreen was an aggressive presence also during the stage, shooting out of the pack with ten kilometers to go and picking up a bonus second at the intermediate sprint, which elevated him into the top 5 overall at the end of the day.

Making his first appearance since 2015 in Germany, Julian was all smiles at the finish, where he sat down to talk about his return to competition: “I felt good and I really enjoyed racing again with the guys. I knew the chances of making it were slim, but still I attacked in the final to see how I feel after this break. I came at the Deutschland Tour without any specific goals or big expectations, just to add kilometers under my belt and help my teammates, so I hope we’ll have a nice week here in Germany, where the fans have already gave us a great welcome.”

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:49:30
2 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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6 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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7 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Dimension Data
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8 Nico Denz
AG2R La Mondiale
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9 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
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10 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
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13 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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14 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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29 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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57 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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69 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:49:20
2 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:04
3 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
0:06
4 Tom-Jelte Slagter
Team Dimension Data
0:08
5 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:09
6 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
0:10
7 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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8 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Dimension Data
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9 Nico Denz
AG2R La Mondiale
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10 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
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14 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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15 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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30 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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57 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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69 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
15 pt
2 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
12 pt
3 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
10 pt
4 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
9 pt
5 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
7 pt
6 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
6 pt
7 Nikodemus Holler
Bike Aid
6 pt
8 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
9 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Dimension Data
4 pt
10 Nico Denz
AG2R La Mondiale
3 pt
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:49:20
2 Simone Consonni
UAE-Team Emirates
0:06
3 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:09
4 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
0:10
5 Nico Denz
AG2R La Mondiale
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6 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
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7 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team INEOS
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8 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
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9 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
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10 Franck Bonnamour
Team Arkéa Samsic
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11 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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26 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Julien Bernard
Trek - Segafredo
3 pt
2 Igor Boev
Gazprom-RusVelo
2 pt
3 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
1 pt
1 UAE-Team Emirates 11:28:30
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step ,,
3 Team Sunweb ,,
4 Team Dimension Data ,,
5 Team Arkéa Samsic ,,
6 AG2R La Mondiale ,,
7 Trek - Segafredo ,,
8 Team INEOS ,,
9 BORA - hansgrohe ,,
10 Bahrain Merida ,,

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