Deutschland Tour

Stage 1) Stralsund - Schwerin

DE Germany Thursday 26 August 2021 191.4 km

Crash ruins Cavendish’s chances in Deutschland Tour opener

Crash ruins Cavendish’s chances in Deutschland Tour opener

The 35th edition of the Deutschland Tour got underway with a 191.4km stage between Stralsund and Schwerin, which was animated by a six-man breakaway and controlled right from the off by Deceuninck – Quick-Step, who made sure of bringing back the escapees and setting everything up for a mass gallop.

Mark Cavendish couldn’t contest the sprint, after he was involved in a crash with 1.5 kilometers to go, together with Tour de Pologne winner João Almeida and Michael Mørkøv. Despite hitting the ground, the Tour de France green jersey escaped any injury and arrived home together with his teammates a couple of minutes behind winner Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe), receiving the time of the first group, as the incident occurred in the last three kilometers.

Despite being left without Plan A, Deceuninck – Quick-Step was still prominent in the finale, both Yves Lampaert and Jannik Steimle – who recently added two years to his contract with the Wolfpack – coming over the line in the top five, results that put the Wolfpack at the top of the team classification.

 

Photo credit: ©Christian Kaspar-Bartke / Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
4:07:01
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
3 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
4 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
5 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
6 David van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
7 Luca Mozzato
0:00
8 Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:00
9 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:00
10 Kim Heiduk
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
0:00
18 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
34 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
59 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
120 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
4:06:51
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:04
3 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
0:06
4 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
0:07
5 Justin Wolf
Bike Aid
0:08
6 Jon Knolle
Team SKS Sauerland NRW
0:09
7 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
8 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
9 David van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
0:10
10 Luca Mozzato
0:10
21 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
37 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
62 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
117 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
15 pt
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
12 pt
3 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
9 pt
4 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
5 Justin Wolf
Bike Aid
6 pt
6 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
7 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
5 pt
8 David van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
5 pt
9 Luca Mozzato
4 pt
10 Robert Jägeler
3 pt
1 Robert Jägeler
3 pt
2 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
2 pt
3 Alex Colman
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
1 pt
1 Jon Knolle
Team SKS Sauerland NRW
4:07:00
2 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:01
3 Luca Mozzato
0:01
4 Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:01
5 Kim Heiduk
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
0:01
6 Niklas Märkl
Team DSM
0:01
7 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:01
8 Ruben Apers
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:01
9 Kristoffer Halvorsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:01
10 Aaron Verwilst
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:01
35 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:01
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 12:21:03
2 Bahrain - Victorious 0:00
3 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:00
4 BORA - hansgrohe 0:00
5 Movistar Team 0:00
6 Israel Start-Up Nation 0:00
7 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:00
8 Gazprom - RusVelo 0:00
9 Team DSM 0:00
10 Array 0:00

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