Deutschland Tour

Stage 4) Erlangen - Nürnberg

DE Germany Sunday 29 August 2021 154.4 km

Steimle fights until the end in Germany

Steimle fights until the end in Germany

The fourth and final day of the race, 160 kilometers from Erlangen to Nürnberg, had six classified climbs and around 2000 vertical meters which made for some spectacular racing until the road flattened out with 40 kilometers to go. As usual, Deceuninck – Quick-Step was one of the main protagonists, Jannik Steimle being among the first to try and open up the stage.

When his courageous attempt was neutralized by the peloton, it was time for Rémi Cavagna to test the waters. The French Champion was joined by two men, together with whom he established a two-minute gap, but the chasers ramped up the tempo on the hilly part of the race and brought everything back together. Undeterred by this, João Almeida decided to light up the stage and went into offensive mode, before another attack of the same Steimle.

The final part of the race didn’t favour these bold moves, and the bunch managed to bring them back and make sure the group remained as one under the flamme rouge. There, Yves Lampaert launched an audacious attack which brought him close to victory, only a big effort of the peloton stopping him with 300 meters to go. Steimle still had something left in the legs and sprinted to seventh, a result that saw him finish 12th on the general classification, a mere second from what would have been a top 10.

“The Deutschland Tour was a great experience, it felt amazing to ride my first stage race here since turning pro. It was really special to have so many fans on the road shouting my name and encouraging me. We missed a bit of luck despite doing our best every day, but even in these conditions I am content with the race and the legs I had, it all gives me a lot of confidence for the next weeks”, Jannik said after the finish.

 

Photo credit: ©Mark Van Hecke / Getty Images

Race details

1 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
3:33:25
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
3 Luca Mozzato
0:00
4 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:00
5 Francisco Galván Fernández
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:00
6 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
7 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
8 Valentin Retailleau
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
9 John Degenkolb
Germany
0:00
10 Jonas Koch
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
22 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
33 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:07
50 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:36
55 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:36
72 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:06
1 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
16:29:41
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:04
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
0:04
4 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
0:19
5 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:19
6 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
0:21
7 Luca Mozzato
0:22
8 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:22
9 Marcel Meisen
Alpecin-Fenix
0:24
10 Jonas Koch
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:26
12 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:26
18 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:26
24 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
42 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:02
51 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:46
56 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:32
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
46 pt
2 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
33 pt
3 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17 pt
4 Nils Politt
BORA - hansgrohe
15 pt
5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
15 pt
6 Luca Mozzato
15 pt
7 Marco Haller
Bahrain - Victorious
14 pt
8 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
12 pt
9 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
8 pt
10 John Degenkolb
Germany
8 pt
11 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
24 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
1 Louis Vervaeke
Alpecin-Fenix
10 pt
2 Dario Cataldo
Movistar Team
10 pt
3 Justin Wolf
Bike Aid
8 pt
4 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
5 Kyle Murphy
Rally Cycling
5 pt
6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
4 pt
7 Jannis Peter
Germany
4 pt
8 Julian Lino
Bike Aid
3 pt
9 Robert Jägeler
3 pt
10 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
15 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Georg Zimmermann
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
16:30:00
2 Luca Mozzato
0:03
3 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:07
4 Rasmus Tiller
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:07
5 Tom Lindner
0:07
6 Juri Hollmann
Movistar Team
0:07
7 Jonas Rutsch
Germany
0:07
8 Fabio Van Den Bossche
Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise
0:07
9 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:07
10 Roger Adrià Oliveras
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:07
1 Bahrain - Victorious 49:30:18
2 UAE-Team Emirates 0:01
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:10
4 Alpecin-Fenix 0:42
5 BORA - hansgrohe 4:30
6 Equipo Kern Pharma 6:57
7 Movistar Team 18:39
8 AG2R Citroën Team 18:47
9 Germany 19:43
10 Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 24:03

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