A strong TBM for the German Classic
BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team will attend with a strong lineup for the second time the Eschborn-Frankurt on May 1st. “Der Radklassiker” is the most traditional one-day cycling race in Germany and since 2017 part of the UCI World Tour.
The 58th edition of Eschborn-Frankfurt contains more difficulties than before, spread over 187.5 kilometers and more than 3,200 meters in elevation. The Taunus loop and a more demanding finale in Frankfurt provide even greater challenges – with an exciting new final circuit along the Main river with a spectacular view on Frankfurts skyline. Some of the legendary climbs from the history of the race will make a comeback: the hill in Ruppertshain (1.3km, ø6.7%) has to be climbed two times, the Billtalhöhe (3.5km, max. 8.4%) is included one time after its great comeback last year. Besides these innovations, the well-known challenges like the long ascent to the Feldberg (10.8km, ø5.0%) at the end of the first race hour and the steep Mammolshainer Berg (1.0km, max 23.0%), which will be climbed four times, are on the menu of Eschborn-Frankfurt.
It stands out as a completion of the great spring classics and was made famous by world-class cyclists such as Merckx, who won it in 1971.
Borut Božič, Team BAHRAIN MERIDA Sports Director says: “We have high goals, we have a very strong and compact team. For the final sprint we have Phil Bauhaus that will be supported in a best way from his team-mates. Matej Mohorič and Dylan Teuns and all our strong, tactically mature and motivated riders will be ready for big attacks. We expect a very technical finale and last kilometers to the final sprint and see that as our advantage. Our riders are keeping the good shape from the past month of classics and we are looking ahead to the Frankfurt race and excitements”.
Last minute change to the line-up: Due to illness, Valerio Agnoli will replace Ivan Cortina.
Team BAHRAIN MERIDA line-up for Eschborn-Frankurt 2019:
Valerio Agnoli, Grega Bole, Marcel Sieberg, Matej Mohorič, Heinrich Haussler, Dylan Teuns, Phil Bauhaus