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Press Releases | 29.08.2021

BORA – hansgrohe secures one and two in GC at Tour of Germany

As expected, the last day at the Deutschland Tour was a huge battle for the final GC podium. BORA – hansgrohe had to dig deep to counter a flurry of attacks and in the end D. Teuns was in front until 5 km to go. But the German squad worked well together with Team UAE Emirates to set up another sprint finish in Nürnberg. A. Kristoff took the win with Pascal Ackermann crossing the line in 2nd to also finish the race in 2nd place in the final general classification only 4 seconds behind Nils Politt. With two stage wins and 1st and 2nd in GC BORA – hansgrohe finished off a tremendous week on home soil.

 

Results

Stage 04

01       A. Kristoff                3:33:25

02       P. Ackermann           + 0:00

03       L. Mozzato               + 0:00

 

Final General Classification

01       N. Politt                    16:29:41

02       P. Ackermann            + 0:04

03       A. Kristoff                 + 0:04

 

From the Finish Line  

"As expected, the other teams went all in today. Somehow, we managed to still get the better in the end, but it was really hard work. I have to thank the whole team for their effort. With two stage wins and one and two in GC there was nothing more we could have hoped for. When Almeida attacked it was a critical situation and I had to ride myself for a while. But in the end, all went well and that’s all that counts.” – Nils Politt

"I knew I would have won the race with a stage win today. But to be honest Nils really deserves that victory. He rode a lot at the front today and I was just hanging in there, fighting to don’t get dropped. If needed I would have worked in the end but due to Schwarzi I could concentrate on the sprint. We all did a great job this week and I am super happy with my stage win and the Green Jersey.” – Pascal Ackermann

"Congrats to the whole team. To finish off the job today was far from easy, but we did it. It was a big effort from everybody, and we got the reward with this great success. We stayed calm all day, even when Almeida and Formolo attacked. We knew it was still a long way to the finish and just focused on our plan. In the end we joined forces with UAE and then it became clear that it would come down to a sprint from the reduced bunch. The way we presented the team this week on home soils makes me proud.” – Enrico Poitschke, Sports Director

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