Schachmann Claims German Road Race Title

Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) celebrates his stage 3 win at Pais Vasco

Max Schachmann took the title in the German national men's road race, a race in which Bora-Hansgrohe dealt quickly and efficiently with all competition. Second and third went to his teammates Marcus Burghardt and Andreas Schillinger. The trio were part of a lead group that formed early and quickly shrank, due to both the bad weather conditions and the high tempo. With 40km left, the trio pulled away and their full podium was never in doubt. The 170 riders faced full sunshine and temperatures around 35° Celsius as they took to the 180.6km race around the Sachsen Ring. The conditions were bad enough that 70 riders had already abandoned after only 40km. It developed even more into an elimination race, with the temperatures soaring up to nearly 38° Celsius. A large lead group formed and got away, but grew smaller and smaller as the race went on. Also, because of ...

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