The Eschborn-Frankfurt Classic is the most traditional cycling race in Germany. It was staged for the first time in 1962. Cycling celebrities such as Eddy Merckx, Gerrie Knetemann, Hennes Junkermann, John Degenkolb and Alexander Kristoff have mastered the challenge through the Taunus hills to finally win the race. World-class cyclists such as these have made Eschborn-Frankfurt famous. But it's not just about the professionals. The races for the recreational and amateur athletes, the under-23 (U23) youth riders, the juniors, the teenagers and the pupils as well as the skaters are also held upon this occasion. 17 competitions in one day - no other organizer anywhere in the world features such a broad range of competitions. A total of 6,000 male and female cyclists are at the start. Hundreds of thousands of fans watch them and cheer them on at the side of the track, while others watch the live broadcast of the Hessian Rundfunk on TV. The finish line for the elite riders is reached in the late afternoon: the Opernplatz in the heart of the City of Frankfurt/Main (Germany).