With more altitude meters and the comeback of the 200-kilometer distance, the Radklassiker is becoming more demanding. Attacking riders are once again the focus of Eschborn-Frankfurt, and the outcome of the race is more open. In the center is the Feldberg, which must be conquered twice.
3000 meters of altitude spread over 202 kilometers - these are the pure route facts of the 2023 Radklassiker.
After the start in Eschborn and a first finish in Frankfurt, the Feldberg is traditionally the first difficulty of the day after 46.5 kilometers of racing. For the first time in 2023, however, it also makes its mark on the second half of the race. At kilometer 116.6, it has to be conquered again - and from the more difficult, southwestern ascent. After the pros have already completed the second crossing of the Mammolshainer, they continue directly over the Billtalhöhe up to the Feldberg.