Deutschland Tour

Stage 4) Eisenach - Erfurt

DE Germany, Sunday 01 September 2019
159.5 km

Spectacular team effort catapults Lampaert onto Deutschland Tour podium

Spectacular team effort catapults Lampaert onto Deutschland Tour podium

Commitment, hard work and endless panache of the entire Wolfpack, combined with one of his strongest ever sprints, helped Yves Lampaert move into the top 3 at the Deutschland Tour on the very last stage of the race, which concluded in Erfurt after another hard and intense day in the saddle, animated and controlled by the Deceuninck – Quick-Step boys.

Winner twenty-four hours earlier in Eisenach, Kasper Asgreen put in a gutsy attack in the opening kilometers of the race, drawing six other riders from the pack, together with whom he opened a two-minute buffer. Sensing the danger, a couple of teams posted delegates at the front of the bunch and reabsorbed the escapees with 80 kilometers to go, ahead of the last classified climb, Oberhof.

The entire Deceuninck – Quick-Step team amassed at the front, taking full control of the decimated pack and bringing back all those who attacked ahead of the final circuit, which was to be covered three times. One by one, Julian Alaphilippe, Enric Mas, Pieter Serry, Kasper Asgreen and Remco Evenepoel worked hard, keeping things together and protecting Yves Lampaert, who was still in with a solid shot at edging his way back into the top three.

Yves went for the intermediate sprint in Erfurt, missing out on bonus seconds, but that didn’t discourage the 28-year-old Belgian, who helped by one final effort of Evenepoel, slotted into position under the red kite, knowing that a top 3 finish would elevate him in the standings. Lampaert patiently bided his time, opening on the left side of the road just 100 meters from home and outpowering many sprinters on his way to a solid second place which netted him six vital bonus seconds.

“I am happy with this result, as it comes at the end of a tough week. Runner-up on the final stage and third overall are strong results, which give me a lot of satisfaction. This wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic team we had, who rode as one and did a tremendous job! The Deutschland Tour was a nice race and it was great to take to the podium today together with the boys”, concluded Yves, referring to the best team classification won by Deceuninck – Quick-Step.

For Julian Alaphilippe, this was the first race in over three weeks, and the leader of the UCI World Individual Classification, winner of twelve races so far this season, was content with how things went for him: “I had a great time here and enjoyed the race and being back in action with the Wolfpack. The atmosphere was beautiful, and it was really nice to celebrate a stage victory, Yves’ deserved third place on the GC and the best team award, it’s always special to win it. I worked hard and built my condition, which I will continue to do over the next weeks, Canada included, where I look forward to racing again.”

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
3:44:48
2 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
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4 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
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5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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6 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
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7 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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8 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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9 Tom-Jelte Slagter
Team Dimension Data
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10 Simon Geschke
CCC Team
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20 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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29 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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42 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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82 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:47
83 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:55
1 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
16:23:09
2 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
0:03
3 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
4 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
0:15
5 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:20
6 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
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7 Jens Keukeleire
Lotto Soudal
0:21
8 Tom-Jelte Slagter
Team Dimension Data
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9 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:22
10 Toms Skujiņš
Trek - Segafredo
0:23
14 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
31 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:30
33 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:14
35 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:21
94 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:24
1 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
37 pt
2 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
36 pt
3 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
4 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
28 pt
5 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23 pt
6 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
7 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
11 pt
8 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
9 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
10 pt
10 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
10 pt
31 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
16:23:29
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:02
3 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team INEOS
0:03
4 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
0:26
5 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
1:06
6 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:10
7 Alexandr Riabushenko
UAE-Team Emirates
7:29
8 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:54
9 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:01
10 Jenthe Biermans
Team Katusha Alpecin
9:15
1 Magnus Cort Nielsen
Astana Pro Team
8 pt
2 Vincenzo Nibali
Bahrain Merida
8 pt
3 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
4 Jenthe Biermans
Team Katusha Alpecin
5 pt
5 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
6 Davide Villella
Astana Pro Team
3 pt
7 Mika Heming
3 pt
8 Mads Pedersen
Trek - Segafredo
3 pt
9 Alexey Lutsenko
Astana Pro Team
2 pt
10 Igor Boev
Gazprom-RusVelo
2 pt
13 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 49:12:31
2 Team Dimension Data 4:08
3 Trek - Segafredo 4:48
4 Team Sunweb 5:31
5 AG2R La Mondiale 6:18
6 UAE-Team Emirates 6:34
7 Team Jumbo-Visma 6:58
8 Lotto Soudal 7:09
9 Bahrain Merida 8:56
10 CCC Team 11:36

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