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Company teams on two wheels - the cycling classic for a strong team spirit! The optimal platform for networking, company sports and employee motivation.
The free choice of routes, including a flat 40 km loop, a 92 km loop and the famous 103 km Feldberg loop with its legendary climbs, offers the perfect challenge for beginners as well as ambitious amateur athletes.
Whether it's just a starting place or a complete corporate team experience - make the ŠKODA Velotour your highlight event in your company this year.
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With the many different routes on offer, all racing bike enthusiasts will find the ideal course. Whether individual start, family lap or company team, the cycling classic on 1 May is guaranteed to be an experience once again. 3,500 starting places have already been allocated. Those who are not yet there can register in the next four weeks at the low early bird price. At the beginning of January, the fees will increase.
ŠKODA Velotour Taunus Classic is the name of the most popular route on 1 May. Next year, it will once again exceed the magic 100-kilometre distance and become a true classic for amateur athletes. The 103-kilometre route starts in Eschborn and follows the route of the elite race with its Taunus climbs.
With only slight changes to the course, the ambitious character will be retained in 2023. New is the approach from Schlossborn via Eppstein to Kelkheim and the second, though short, cobblestone sector in Eppstein. The climb to the Feldberg, including the classifications for the Tissot Bergkönig and the Tissot Bergkönigin, as well as the unique atmosphere at the Mammolshainer Stich characterise the long distance. Those who are not yet up to the challenge in Mammolshain can turn off beforehand and opt for the ŠKODA Velotour Taunus Express variant with 92 race kilometres..
In cooperation with Eschborn-Frankfurt, the "Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving" was launched. In October, a programme began at Frankfurt schools that teaches pupils how to use a bicycle safely in a playful way. The goal of the cycling classic and the Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving is clear: to get even more kids excited about cycling.
The kick-off was at the Meisterschule, a primary and secondary school in Frankfurt Sindlingen. On 12 October 2022, the first of three Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving lessons began as part of the physical education curriculum. Certified and experienced bike trainers work together with physical education teachers to train kids on three days for 90 minutes each. The new school project takes place at Frankfurt primary and secondary schools for grades 1 to 6. These schools can join in and bring the Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving to them.
The background to the cooperation is that children are showing increasing deficits in handling bicycles. Primary school children in particular need support to learn to ride a bike better. It is therefore all the more important to playfully ensure more safety and thus fun on the bike. As a side effect, the Bike Academy by kinder Joy of Moving provides extra exercise and the kids improve their endurance and sense of balance.
Sam Bennett has won the 61st edition of Eschborn-Frankfurt and delivered a win on home soil for his team BORA-hansgrohe. After 183.9 kilometers the winner of the Green Jersey of the Tour de France won the Sprint Royale in Frankfurt City. Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and four-time winner Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux) finished on the podium; Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious) was the best German rider in fourth place.
A breakaway and many attacks made the first half of the race. And it was the iconic, steep Mammolshainer climb that influenced the outcome of the race. After the second crossing, still 95 kilometers from the finish, the gap was already down to 1:35 minutes. Local rider Jonas Rutsch (EF Eduaction-EasyPost) and his compatriot Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materiaux) attacked, the speed in the field increased, more and more breakaway riders were caught– which led to even more attacks. In the fourth and final Mammolshain passage, all breakaways were neutralized.
At 8:45 a.m., the first starting signal of the day sounded in Eschborn. Divided into six starting areas, the participants of the ŠKODA Velotour Classic took to the course first. They rode the long distance over 100 kilometers with the legendary climbs and Taunus icons. From the Feldberg to the Mammolshainer Stich, the amateur cyclists tested the classic bike route before the professionals.
The large majority of all starters had decided for the long round with 1700 meters of altitude. After the start in Eschborn, the course headed towards Frankfurt city center. From the finish area of the professionals at the Alte Oper, the route led towards the Feldberg. Here there were already the first attacks from the peloton, but they were stopped in Oberursel, at the foot of the eleven-kilometer climb. The fastest ascent to the 500 meters of altitude was completed by Martin Maertens (25:33 minutes) and Laura Tibitanzl (28:36 minutes). They secured the title of Tissot Mountain King and Tissot Mountain Queen, receiving the official mountain jersey and a high-quality Tissot watch.