Pro Race

The track update at Eschborn-Frankfurt has proven its worth and provided fans with an exciting race right up to the final on 1 May 2023. True to the motto "never change a winning team", the successful course remains unchanged for 2024. More than 200 kilometres, two climbs on the Feldberg and three on the Mammolshainer Stich will once again attract the best classic specialists to the Taunus next year. Eschborn-Frankfurt also called the German Classic is one of the major classics on the international cycling calendar and marks the finale of the spring.

Maxim Van Gils wins the Eschborn-Frankfurt cycling classic

Maxim Van Gils (Lotto Dstny) has won the 61st edition of Eschborn-Frankfurt. The Belgian won the cycling classic on 1 May in the sprint of a group of almost 30 riders ahead of the Spaniard Alex Aranburu (Movistar) and Riley Sheehan (Israel - Premier Tech) from the United States. Breakaway rider Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates), who was able to pull away by up to 30 seconds on the final crossing of the Mammolshain climb, was only caught with a good two kilometres to go. Last year's winner Søren Kragh Andersen (Alpecin - Deceuninck) finished eighth, Jonas Rutsch (EF Education - EasyPost) was the best German in 17th place.

It was John Degenkolb (Team dsm-firmenich PostNL) himself who opened the race immediately after the sharp start. The 35-year-old and his two companions Jacopo Mosca (Lidl-Trek) and Warre Vangheluwe (Soudal Quick-Step) quickly pulled away to a maximum lead of a good seven minutes.

Before the race went over the Feldberg for the second time, Vangheluwe was the last escapee to be caught 89 kilometres before the finish. Degenkolb had already secured the mountain classification. The peloton continued to shrink on the climb. There were several attacks, Emanuel Buchmann (Bora - hansgrohe) and Ben Healy (EF Education - Easy Post) were among the most active riders. They were able to break away from the rest in the meantime, but before the final climb up the Mammolshainer Stich, everything had converged again.

Christen attacked in Mammolshain. The 19-year-old Swiss rider pulled out a lead of up to half a minute on around 30 chasers, but was caught 2300 metres before the finish. Van Gils, who recently finished third and fourth at Fleche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and also stormed onto the podium at Strade Bianche, then proved to be the strongest in the sprint.

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