Deutschland Tour

Stage 2) Sangerhausen - Ilmenau

DE Germany Friday 27 August 2021 180.9 km

Steimle close to a podium on home turf

Steimle close to a podium on home turf

For the second consecutive day, a reduced bunch sprint decided the winner at the German race. If Thursday this happened because of a late crash that split the peloton just ahead of the flamme rouge, this time the reason was the undulating and tricky finale which took its toll on the pure sprinters, who were distanced on the short but stinging hills packed in the last 15 kilometers of the stage to Ilmenau.

Once the breakaway was brought to heel, the attacks began coming thick and fast, and despite none of these making it, they impacted the race, as the fast men began suffering in the rain and cold that had accompanied the bunch from the start of the race. Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) took the win, while Jannik Steimle finished in fourth place for his second consecutive top 10, which put him into eighth in the general classification.

The result was even more impressive considering that in the first part of the stage the German was involved in a crash that took down four other Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders, fortunately without any serious consequences, as they all got back on their bikes and continued the race.

“I had good legs, but in the last corner I was too far behind and when I launched my sprint I had a lot of ground to make up. The stage was hard, it was the kind of day you will feel in the legs in the upcoming stages, and I was a bit worried in the finale as in the crash I hit my elbow, but everything went fine, luckily. That’s why, considering everything, fourth today is a good result, but we won’t stop trying in the next stages”, Jannik explained.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
4:24:12
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
3 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
4 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
5 Sven Erik Bystrøm
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
6 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:02
7 Jonas Koch
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:02
8 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:02
9 Luca Mozzato
0:02
10 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
16 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
22 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
23 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
24 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
8:30:59
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:02
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:04
4 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
0:11
5 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:13
6 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
0:13
7 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
0:14
8 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
9 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
10 Luca Mozzato
0:16
16 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
24 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
29 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
39 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
24 pt
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
24 pt
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
15 pt
4 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
5 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
9 pt
6 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
7 Justin Wolf
Bike Aid
6 pt
8 Luca Mozzato
6 pt
9 Sven Erik Bystrøm
UAE-Team Emirates
6 pt
10 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
5 pt
1 Kyle Murphy
Rally Cycling
5 pt
2 Louis Vervaeke
Alpecin-Fenix
5 pt
3 Robert Jägeler
3 pt
4 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
2 pt
5 Fabio Van Den Bossche
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
1 pt
6 Alex Colman
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
1 pt
7 Jannis Peter
Germany
1 pt
8 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
-1 pt
1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
8:31:12
2 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
3 Luca Mozzato
0:03
4 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:03
5 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:03
6 Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:03
7 Jonas Rutsch
Germany
0:03
8 Niklas Märkl
Team DSM
0:03
9 Ruben Apers
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:03
10 Tom Lindner
0:03
14 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
1 UAE-Team Emirates 25:33:43
2 Bahrain - Victorious 0:00
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:02
4 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:02
5 Movistar Team 0:02
6 Alpecin-Fenix 0:41
7 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 0:58
8 Germany 1:06
9 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 1:23
10 Israel Start-Up Nation 1:41

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