The first stage in the Tour of Germany (2.1) is Thursday, in the name of Alvaro Hodeg come. The Colombian, of Quick-Step Floors, took out the after 157 km, from Koblenz to Bonn, in the sprint for the German, Pascal Ackermann and the Italian Niccolo Bonifazio.
After ten years of absence, makes the Tour of Germany, in cooperation with Tourorganisator ASO, are back on the calendar. The first stage was on paper one for the sprinters, and of a battle in the early stages to slip with the early flight there was no. The first attempt was the good: Jorge Arcas (Movistar), Benoit Jarrier (Fortuneo-Samsic), Dorian Lübbers (Lotto-Core Haus), Sven Reutter (Heizomat-Rad) and our fellow countrymen Kevin Van Melsen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Jens Reynders (Leopard) never got more than a 3:10 lead.
It was counting down to the finish line for what spirit, on the road, had Sven Reutter and Dorian Lübbers first to their companions. Under the impetus of Lotto Soudal, Bora-hansgrohe, Katusha and Quick Step decreased the lead quickly and, when less than half a minute was, were still two riders out of the peloton crossing: Oscar Riesebeek (Roompot) and Juri Holleman (Heizomat-Rad).
15 km followed by a merger, but is still waiting for the vod of 10 km, all would be gathered again. Then tried Luke Rowe is still to be a surprise with a late attack, but without success. It was the German champion Pascal Ackermann that his sprint from far launched too early, because he would still geremonteerd by Hodeg that his fourth success of the season achieved. Previously, he won all Handzame Classic, a ride in the Tour of Catalonia and a stage in the Tour of Poland.