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2023 Rund um Köln (1.1), Germany
(Tour of Cologne)

105th Edition: Sunday, May 21, 2023

Rund um Köln podium history | 2022 edition

Köln - Köln, 201.1 km

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Danny Van Poppel wins in Cologne.

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Weather at Köln (Cologne) at 1:40 PM, local time: 23C (74F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the northwest at 10 km/hr (6 mph). there is just a 1% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the report from winner Danny Van Poppel's Team Bora-hansgrohe.

Rund um Köln (UCI 1.1) was BORA - hansgrohe’s second race of the season on home soil. On a hard and hilly 201km long circuit around the city of Cologne, the pre-selection took place already after 50km. On the first passage of the Agathaberg, a group of 40 riders, including all BORA - hansgrohe riders, went clear from the peloton. An attack by Maximilian Schachmann was neutralised at 22km from the finish. After another acceleration in the front group, a bunch of 14 riders, containing Nils Politt, Danny van Poppel and Maximilian Schachmann, arrived together at the 3km mark. Cologne local and last year's winner Nils Politt prepared the finale for his teammate Danny van Poppel, who sprinted to his first victory in the BORA - hansgrohe colours.

“It was a really close sprint and right after the finish line I wasn't quite sure if it was really enough to grab the win. I had cramps in the last few kilometers, but Nils Politt prepared the sprint perfectly, so I just had to give everything until the line. I am very happy about this victory - we worked a lot for it today! I think we were the strongest team here and made the most of our opportunities.“ Danny van Poppel

“The aim was to make the race hard and to be prepared for all scenarios. The boys worked hard and showed an outstanding team performance. It was a thriller up to the final and we are very happy about defending the title at Rund um Köln. Congratulations to the boys and also to the staff!“ Christian Pömer, Sports Director


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Complete results:

201.1 kilometers raced at an average speed of 45.549 km/hr

1 Danny Van Poppel BORA-hansgrohe 4hr 24min 54sec
2 Milan Menten Lotto Dstny s.t.
3 Jasper De Buyst Lotto Dstny s.t.
4 Mike Teunissen Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
5 Robbe Ghys Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
6 Luca Mozzato Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
7 Pierre-Pascal Keup Team Lotto-Kern Haus s.t.
8 Nils Politt BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
9 Kelland O'Brien Jayco-AlUla s.t.
10 Lucas Eriksson Tudor Pro Cycling s.t.
11 Gerben Kuypers Intermarché-Circus-Wanty @ 5sec
12 Michael Schwarzmann Lotto Dstny s.t.
13 Maximilian Schachmann BORA-hansgrohe 0:11
14 Mathijs Paasschens Lotto Dstny 0:24
15 Jonas Koch BORA-hansgrohe 3:27
16 Maurice Ballerstedt Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
17 Dylan Groenewegen Jayco-AlUla s.t.
18 Mika Heming Tudor Pro Cycling s.t.
19 Matus Stocek ATT Investments s.t.
20 Vinzent Dorn Bike Aid s.t.
21 Leon Heinschke Team DSM s.t.
22 Corey Davis Q36.5 Pro Cycling s.t.
23 Hugo Page Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
24 Ewen Costiou Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
25 Jordi Meeus BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
26 Andrii Ponomar Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
27 Florian Lipowitz BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
28 Jacob Eriksson Tudor Pro Cycling s.t.
29 Francesco Busatto Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
30 Arthur Kluckers Tudor Pro Cycling 12:24
31 Casper Van Uden Team DSM s.t.
32 Pavel Bittner Team DSM s.t.
33 Nick Van Der Lijke Leopard TOGT 13:29
34 Johannes Adamietz Lotto Dstny s.t.
35 Lukasz Owsian Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
36 Madis Mihkels Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 13:35
37 Alexander Arnt Hansen Restaurant Suri-Carl Ras s.t.
38 Nils Eekhoff Team DSM s.t.
39 Pirmin Eisenbarth Bike Aid s.t.
40 Tom Bohli Tudor Pro Cycling s.t.
41 Donavan Grondin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
42 Mihkel Räim ATT Investments s.t.
43 Jan Maas Jayco-AlUla s.t.
44 Julian Borresch Saris Rouvy Sauerland Team s.t.
45 Daniel Turek ATT Investments s.t.
46 Oliver Knudsen Leopard TOGT s.t.
47 Ben Zwiehoff BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
48 Andrea Peron Team Novo Nordisk s.t.
49 Lennert Belmans Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
50 Filippo Conca Q36.5 Pro Cycling s.t.
51 Gustav Frederik Dahl Restaurant Suri-Carl Ras s.t.
52 Wesley Mol Bike Aid s.t.
53 Tobias Buck-Gramcko Rad-Net Osswald s.t.
54 Tom Paquot Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
55 Davide Baldaccini Corratec-Selle Italia s.t.
56 Albert Gathemann P&S Benotti s.t.
57 Tsgabu Grmay Jayco-AlUla s.t.
58 Thomas De Gendt Lotto Dstny s.t.
59 Luke Durbridge Jayco-AlUla s.t.
60 Marcel Camprubí Q36.5 Pro Cycling s.t.
61 Aloïs Charrin Tudor Pro Cycling s.t.

 


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