Pascal Ackermann triumphs in Eschborn-Frankfurt
May 01 2019 11:17 pm CET

Pascal Ackermann triumphs in Eschborn-Frankfurt
Pascal Ackermann triumphs in Eschborn-Frankfurt
Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann has taken the victory of Eschborn-Frankfurt. The German national champion crossed the finish line ahead of John Degenkolb and Alexander Kristoff.

The German race was 187.5 kilometres long with arrival in Frankfurt over a route that featured eight climbs, the last one at more than 40 kilometres from the finish which made it suitable for the fast men.

The original escape of the day was formed by six riders and included names like Casper Pedersen, Sebastian Schonberger Evgeny Shalunov and Dimitri Peyskens. The toughness of the climbs and the rhythm set in the pack by teams like UAE-Team Emirates, Bora-hansgrohe and Trek-Segafredo caught most of the escaped with 80 kilometres to go.

Peyskens and Shalunov were the last ones to survive and moments later they were joined in front by a new group of escapees that included Matej Mohoric, Davide Ballerini and Sbaragli, among others. This group got a gap of less than a minute with the peloton but was caught with four kilometres to go.

The peloton then went on to face a bunch sprint that was first launched by Israel Cycling Academy's Davide Cimolai. The Italian couldn't hold the pace and was soon overtaken by Bora-hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann, who crossed the finish line just ahead of Trek-Segafredo's John Degenkolb.

The three-time winner of the German race, Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates) stepped on the third spot of the final podium.




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