Deutschland Tour

Stage 3) Ilmenau - Erlangen

DE Germany Saturday 28 August 2021 193.9 km

Top 10 for Cavendish in Erlangen

Top 10 for Cavendish in Erlangen

Stage 3 of the race took the riders into the Thuringian Forest, reached the highest point of this year’s race, then continued towards Central Franconia and awaited the riders with a hard finale suited to the attackers, although the sprinters had big hopes things would stay together and the race would conclude in a bunch gallop for the third consecutive day.

Some twelve kilometers from the finish, a group featuring Jannik Steimle zipped clear on the undulating terrain, but for a moment there it looked like their move was a doomed one, as the chasers were not far behind. Suddenly, the balance turned into the favour of the small group, as the narrow roads slowed down the bunch, and Nils Pollit (Bora-hansgrohe) took advantage of this, dropping his companions and taking both the win and the leader’s jersey, with the help of the bonifications.

The bunch arrived a couple of seconds later, and Mark Cavendish was in contention for a podium finish, only to slow down after he was shoulder-barged with 100 meters to go. As a result, the Tour de France green jersey winner concluded the stage in sixth place, racking up his 21st top 10 of the season.

 

Photo credit: ©Christian Kaspar-Bartke / Getty Images

Race details

1 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
4:25:15
2 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
0:11
3 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:12
4 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:12
5 John Degenkolb
Germany
0:12
6 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
7 Marius Mayrhofer
Team DSM
0:12
8 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:12
9 Sebastián Mora Vedri
Movistar Team
0:12
10 Johannes Hodapp
Team SKS Sauerland NRW
0:12
31 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
46 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
48 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
57 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
75 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:56
1 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
12:56:18
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:08
3 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:10
4 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:12
5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
0:17
6 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
0:19
7 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:19
8 Marcel Meisen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:21
9 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
0:21
10 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:23
16 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
17 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
20 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
29 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
36 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:24
53 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:08
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
31 pt
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
24 pt
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
18 pt
4 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
15 pt
5 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13 pt
6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
12 pt
7 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
9 pt
8 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
9 Henri Uhlig
Germany
7 pt
10 Justin Wolf
Bike Aid
6 pt
19 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
1 Louis Vervaeke
Alpecin-Fenix
7 pt
2 Kyle Murphy
Rally Cycling
5 pt
3 Jannis Peter
Germany
4 pt
4 Julian Lino
Bike Aid
3 pt
5 Robert Jägeler
3 pt
6 Joshua Huppertz
Team Lotto - Kern Haus
2 pt
7 Bert De Backer
2 pt
8 Fabio Van Den Bossche
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
1 pt
9 Stephen Bassett
Rally Cycling
1 pt
10 Henri Uhlig
Germany
1 pt
1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
12:56:37
2 Luca Mozzato
0:05
3 Niklas Märkl
Team DSM
0:05
4 Jens Reynders
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:05
5 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:05
6 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:05
7 Tom Lindner
0:05
8 Aaron Verwilst
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:05
9 Jonas Rutsch
Germany
0:05
10 Juri Hollmann
Movistar Team
0:05
13 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:05
1 Bahrain - Victorious 38:50:03
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:01
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:03
4 Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:03
5 Movistar Team 0:03
6 Alpecin-Fenix 0:42
7 Germany 1:07
8 Israel Start-Up Nation 1:42
9 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 1:50
10 Team DSM 2:33

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