Of the 20 teams competing in the Deutschland Tour on August 23 in St. Wendel, half are from the WorldTour. In addition to the only German elite team, Bora – hansgrohe, there are many international first division teams with German pros in the squad. Additionally at the start of Germany’s most important cycling event are six teams from the second division as well as four German continental teams who will receive their invitations after the German Championships.
There is a good chance that cycling fans can once again look forward to the country’s best riders. With Nils Politt, Maximilian Schachmann or the two-time stage winner of the Giro d’Italia, Nico Denz, Bora – hansgrohe would have exactly the right riders for the hilly sections in the team. The Deutschland Tour runs from August 23 to 27 from Saarland to Bremen. In the middle part of the five days of racing, many undulating kilometres characterize the route.
UAE Team Emirates has also announced its participation in August. The Deutschland Tours defending champion Adam Yates will be riding for the team, as will Pascal Ackermann. The top sprinter has already won stages at the Deutschland Tour and the sprint finale in Bremen seems tailor-made for him. Bahrain – Victorious was successful last year with a stage win and second overall. The team has two experts for the prologue with Nikias Arndt and Jasha Sütterlin.
There are also German riders in the ranks of Alpecin-Deceuninck, Ineos Grenadiers, Movistar Team, Soudal – Quick-Step and Team DSM. Intermarché – Circus – Wanty around Georg Zimmermann traveled home with the white jersey of the best young rider in the past two years. The aggresive rider from Augsburg could also prove his worth on this year’s course. Also from the WorldTour: Trek – Segafredo.
In the second division, but still with top squads, are the teams Lotto Dstny and Uno-X Pro Cycling, which have in Caleb Ewan and Alexander Kristoff each a stage winner of the Deutschland Tour from last year in their ranks. Israel – PremierTech is making its third consecutive appearance, while TotalEnergies and the two Swiss teams Tudor Pro Cycling Team and Q36.5 Pro Cycling are making their debut at the Tour.
The teams of the Deutschland Tour 2023 (as of June 15, 2023)
Alpecin – Deceuninck
Bora – hansgrohe
Intermarché – Circus – Wanty
Soudal – Quick-Step
Trek – Segafredo
UAE Team Emirates
Israel – PremierTech
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
Tudor Pro Cycling Team
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
After the conclusion of the German Championship (June 23-25, 2023), four German UCI Continental teams will receive an invitation to the 2023 Deutschland Tour in addition to the 16 teams.
More information about Deutschland Tour on www.deutschland-tour.com