Enthusiasts: Questions and Answers about the Germany Tour: Dates, route, TV

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Start in Weimar, destination in Stuttgart

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dates and route

The start of the Germany Tour takes place on August 24 with a prologue over 2.7 kilometers. In the following five days it goes via Meiningen, Marburg and Freiburg to Stuttgart, where Nils Politt's winner and successor will be crowned on Sunday. A total of 710 kilometers with more than 11,000 meters of altitude must be mastered.

What are the highlights?

The 3rd stage will play a decisive role on Saturday. From Freiburg, after a rune it goes over 140 kilometers to the Schauinsland. At a height of 1207 meters, a preliminary decision about the winner is likely to be made. However, it also has the last stage on Sunday with more than 3000 meters of altitude despite the final rounds in Stuttgart. The struggle for the red jersey as the overall leader could last until the end.

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Which German drivers are at the start?

The fans can look forward to some of the best German drivers. Tour specialist Emanuel Buchmann will start after his illness-related cancellation of the Vuelta, of course last year's winner Nils Politt is also there. In contrast, their Bora Hansgrohe teammate Lennard Kämna and Maximilian Schachmann are missing in terms of health. Simon Geschke, who fought for the mountain jersey for a long time on the tour in the summer, starts for the national team. For Movistar, Max Kanter sprints for victories, Bahrain-Victorious relies on Max Walscheid.

and international?

The Dutch European champion Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep-Alphavinyl) is currently hunting stages as the world's best sprinter. The Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) is one of his rivals. The Frenchman Romain Bardet (DSM) can be expected on the mountain.

Where can you see the Germany tour?

If you don't have time to follow the race on the route, you can switch to the public broadcaster ARD and ZDF, which alternately transfer every stage live. A one to two-hour live program on TV and live stream is planned every day. The MDR shows the prologue.

is there a supporting program?

Before the decision is made in Stuttgart, ambitious hobby drivers are allowed to go on the route on Sunday on Sunday. A short loop leads over 57 kilometers, the long round over 116 kilometers. There are additional offers for children and adolescents in the stages.

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