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Press Releases | 28.08.2021

Stage win and leader’s jersey for Nils Politt in Erlangen at Tour of Germany

Once again, an early break was in front for most of the day, but also today BORA – Hansgrohe controlled the race from the beginning. When the break was caught on the final lap in Erlangen, Nils Politt attacked after the bonus sprint to take a superior solo victory. He also took over the overall race lead from Pascal Ackermann who finished fourth today.

 

Results

01       N. Politt                    4:25:15

02       D. Teuns                   + 0:11

03       A. Greipel                  + 0:12

04      P. Ackermann             +0:12

 

From the Finish Line  

"We knew that we had to be attentive in the end. My goal was to get some bonus seconds, but I was boxed in. After that, a small group had a gap and I tried it once. I was at the front with Teuns then and got a “go” from our DS. Then I knew I had to attack to be able to grab the win. With 3km to go I dropped Teuns and of course it was amazing to get on to the home straight solo like at the Tour. Now we have different options for tomorrow, and we want to secure that overall victory at our home race.” – Nils Politt

"We wanted to go for another win with Pascal, but we also had in mind to grab some seconds with Nils. When the small group attacked, I first told Nils to sit in the back, but when he was in the front with Teuns I told him to go. It was a perfect situation for us and perfectly executed from Nils. But it was also again a great team effort to bring the guys in a good position into the finale. Also Pascal looked strong in the end and it was just a great day for us. We got different options now for tomorrow. The stage is really hard, but we are in a perfect position.” – Enrico Poitschke, Sports Director

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