Eschborn-Frankfurt 187.5k(1.UWT) - May 1, 2019

Winner

  • Alexander Kristoff

    Votes: 9 60.0%
  • Edvald Boasson Hagen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hugo Hofstetter

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • John Degenkolb

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Michael Matthews

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Nils Politt

    Votes: 1 6.7%
  • Oliver Naesen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pascal Ackermann

    Votes: 2 13.3%
  • Phil Bauhaus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 6.7%

  • Total voters
    15
  • Poll closed .
The 58th edition of Eschborn-Frankfurt contains more difficulties than before, spread over 187.5 kilometers and more than 3,200 meters in elevation. The Taunus loop and a more demanding finale in Frankfurt provide even greater challenges - with an exciting new final circuit along the Main river with a spectacular view on Frankfurts skyline. Some of the legendary climbs from the history of the race will make a comeback: the hill in Ruppertshain (1.3km, ø6.7%) has to be climbed two times, the Billtalhöhe (3.5km, max. 8.4%) is included one time after its great comeback last year. Besides these innovations, the well-known challenges like the long ascent to the Feldberg (10.8km, ø5.0%) at the end of the first race hour and the steep Mammolshainer Berg (1.0km, max 23.0%), which will be climbed four times, are on the menu of Eschborn-Frankfurt. The departure time is at 12.10pm, the expected arrival time in Frankfurt is 4.50pm.
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Recent winners:
2018 - Alexander Kristoff
2017 - Alexander Kristoff
2016 - Alexander Kristoff
2014 - Alexander Kristoff
2013 - Simon Špilak
2012 - Moreno Moser
2011 - John Degenkolb
2010 - Fabian Wegmann
2009 - Fabian Wegmann
2008 - Karsten Kroon
 
Re:

Anderis said:
Wow, the course is harder than I thought. If there was a team determined to drop sprinters, I think they would be able to. Nobody seems to have brought a squad suited to this task, though.
Politt, Naesen, Matthews and Clarke surely won't wait for the sprint, so they might try something.
 
last year Matthews' attack didn't really turn out to be the right choice though (and he also crashed in Liege on Sunday), so he may be more hesitant this time. But if Ackermann can't hang on (which seems likely after his crash in Trentino) also Bora may join the attacks, and then it could be a completely open race indeed
 
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Laplaz said:
Anderis said:
Wow, the course is harder than I thought. If there was a team determined to drop sprinters, I think they would be able to. Nobody seems to have brought a squad suited to this task, though.
Politt, Naesen, Matthews and Clarke surely won't wait for the sprint, so they might try something.
Yeah, there are riders who can attack but they don't have many domestiques who would be able to ride the climbs hard.
Sunweb probably looks the best with Bakelants, Power and C. Hamilton.
 
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Anderis said:
What a disappointing race. Barely anyone tried to do anything on the last couple of climbs or afterwards. It looked like apart from Bora, most of other teams treated it like a training ride.
Has this race ever ended in anything else than a bunch sprint? (or at least action within the last few kilometers)
 

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