Englishman Adam Yates has won Germany’s most important cycle race. The last part of the route leads from Schiltach to Stuttgart, the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
British professional cyclist Adam Yates won the Deutschland Tour. The 30-year-old completed his overall victory on Sunday in Stuttgart after taking the red jersey from the overall leader at the top of the Schauinsland in the Black Forest the day before.
The victory of the day went to the Spaniard Pello Bilbao
The victory of the day was secured in the leading group that ran 186.6 kilometers from Schiltach (Rottweil) to the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg of the Spaniard Pello Bilbao, who reached the semi-finals 22 seconds behind Yates. The second of the day was the Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro ahead of Georg Zimmermann’s Augsburg.
Zimmermann was fourth overall
As fourth overall, Zimmermann missed the final podium by three seconds. Like last year, he won the white jersey of the best young rider. And there was another success for German riders: Jakob Gessner from Erfurt finally won the blue mountain jersey.
The tour began on Wednesday with a prologue in Weimar and ended after a total of 710.7 kilometers, as in 2018, in the state capital of Baden-Württemberg. Yates beat Nils Politt, who won the overall last year.
Brit Adam Yates won the third stage of the Deutschland Tour. The final stage on Sunday leads from Schiltach in Rottweil to Stuttgart.
The Deutschland Tour is the most important cycling race in Germany. The route of the fourth and final phase leads for 187 kilometers through Freudenstadt, Althengstett (Calw), Rutesheim (Böblingen) and Kornwestheim (Ludwigsburg) to the center of Stuttgart and finally to the north of the city. At the end of the day, the driver must complete a difficult, ten-kilometer circuit three times.
Germany view: road closures in Stuttgart
Many roads in the state capital were closed due to the race. Light rail and buses run to a limited extent. Due to the public tour, which took place on Sunday, the roads in Bad Cannstatt, Untertürkheim, Obertürkheim, Mühlhausen, Münster and Pragsattel are impassable. For example, traffic at the finish line Theodor-Heuss-Strasse and Friedrichstrasse was blocked from morning until evening. The same applies to the Planie tunnel.