The Italian rider Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) Sunday the 21st edition of the Cyclassics Hamburg (WorldTour) to his name. After 216,4 km in and around Hamburg was Viviani the fastest in a sprint for the Frenchman Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) and the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff (UAE Emirates). The Italian won last year in Hamburg.
Five riders pursued the flight of the day in Hamburg: the Spaniard Garcia (Bahrain), the Italian De Marchi (BMC), the Russian Shalunov (Gazprom), the Pool Gradek (CCC) and the Colombian Anacona (Movistar). The quintet rode to a maximum lead of three minutes together, but was located 18 kilometers of the arrival, nevertheless, again reverted.
A group including Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal), Jan Bakelants (AG2R), Dylan Teuns (BMC) and former winner Alexander Kristoff (UAE Emirates) then went on the attack, but it came in the slotkilometers – as always in Hamburg – all back together again. In the sprint it was Viviani for the second year in a row the fastest.
Johan Museeuw is the only Belgian winner on the hall of fame. The West-Fleming won the Cyclassics in 2002.