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Diashow 2023 und 2022:
Die bayerische Straßensaison eröffnete nun schon wie gewohnt der rührige RC Herpersdorf mit dem Kriterium Großer Auto Neuser Preis am 26.3.23 im Nürnberger Norden.
Erfreulicherweise groß waren die Startfelder, vor allem auch in den Nachwuchsklassen.
Weniger erfreulich war für diese über Mittag leider das regenerische Wetter, aber zumindest gab es am Nachmittag zu den Hauptrennen einige Wolkenlücken.
Das Feld der Amateure betrug ca. 60 Fahrer und begann bei trockener Strecke und Marcel Franz (54×11) erwies sich bald als der stärkste Fahrer im Feld, der auch durch die NEXTLVL Mannschaft nicht gebremst werden konnte und sich souverän den Sieg sicherte.
Mitte des Rennens gab es einen kräftigen Schauer mit anschließendem Regenbogen, der die Strecke schwieriger zu befahren machte.
Zum Beginn des ELITE Rennens mit ca. 35 Startern war die schnelle Strecke noch leicht feucht, trocknete dann aber fix ab, so daß die Fahrer ein höllisches Tempo auf den Asphalt zaubern konnten.
Erwartungsgemäß lieferten sich die Fahrer der 3 großen Teams 54×11, RSC Kempten und RC Bellheim spannende Positionskämpfe vor den Wertungen, aber schnell wurde klar, daß der RSC Kempten die stärkste Kraft vor 54×11 war, und so sicherte sich Dario Rapps mit Hilfe seiner Mannschaft den Sieg vor Florenz Knauer und Lukas Herrmann von 54×11.
Diashow noch in Arbeit…..
01 [AUS] Caleb Ewan Australia 01:02:35
02 [BEL] Jordi Meeus BORA-hansgrohe + 00
03 [AUS] Kaden Groves Alpecin-Deceuninck + 00
04 [GER] Phil Bauhaus Bahrain Victorious + 00
05 [GER] Marius Mayrhofer Team DSM + 00
06 [NZL] Campbell Stewart Team Jayco-AlUla + 00
07 [GER] Kim Heiduk INEOS Grenadiers + 00
08 [FRA] Paul Penhoët Groupama-FDJ + 00
09 [FRA] Bryan Coquard Cofidis + 00
10 [LAT] Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo + 00
Nach einer zweijährigen Pause steht die Tour Down Under wieder auf dem Rennkalender. Die Rennwoche begann mit einem Kriterium, das zwar nicht zur Gesamtwertung der Tour Down Under zählt, aber den schnellen Männern die Gelegenheit bot, ihre Form in einem hart umkämpften Sprint zu zeigen. Nachdem sich eine kleine Gruppe lösen konnte, gelang es Marco Haller wenig später zur Spitze aufzuschließen. Auf der letzten Runde kam das Rennen aber wieder zusammen und Jordi Meeus wurde im Schlusssprint hinter dem Tagessieger Caleb Ewan, knapp Zweiter.
Reaktionen im Ziel
„Es ist ein bisschen schade, wenn man in einem Massensprint knapp Zweiter wird, aber es ist kein schlechtes Ergebnis, die Saison so zu beginnen. Wir wussten, dass Caleb heute Abend einer der großen Favoriten sein würde, aber er ist nicht mit seinem Team hier, sondern mit der Nationalmannschaft. Wir wussten also nicht, welches Team das Rennen kontrollieren würde. Wie erwartet, setzte sich eine kleine Gruppe ab und wir hatten Marco mit an der Spitze, was perfekt für uns war. Die anderen Jungs haben unseren Plan gut umgesetzt und mich so gut wie möglich unterstützt. Am Ende hätte meine Positionierung etwas besser sein können, aber der zweite Platz ist am Ende nicht so schlecht.“ – Jordi Meeus
„Mit einem zweiten Platz beim ersten Rennen der Saison kann man sehr zufrieden sein, besonders wenn man bedenkt, dass Jordi den Jetlag zu verkraften hatte. Ebenso zufrieden sind wir auch mit dem Rennverlauf. Marco Haller hat es geschafft, in die gefährliche Spitzengruppe vorzustoßen und hat da in einer heiklen Rennsituation die Übersicht bewiesen und damit auch gezeigt, dass er schon in Top-Form ist. Für uns war es ein Startpunkt für die Sprintvorbereitung und man kann sagen, dass es in dem Bereich sicher noch Luft gibt, uns zu verbessern. Ich bin sicher, dass wir im Laufe der Tour Down Under es schaffen werden, Jordi den bestmöglichen Support im Lead-Out zu bieten. Im Großen und Ganzen sind wir mit dem Ergebnis und unserem ersten Podestplatz der Saison sehr zufrieden“ – Christian Pömer, Sportlicher Leiter
Singapore – Sunday 30th october 2022:
Three months after his famous victory on the Champs-Elysées, Jonas Vingegaard was once again the strongest rider to win the first edition of the 57-kilometre Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium. Greeted by a chequered flag, the Danish champion beat Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali in a royal breakaway that pulled away in the final two laps.
Although Mark Cavendish couldn’t find his way into the leading group to use his speed on the Formula One race track, he did win the green jersey as he did in his last Tour participation in 2021, thanks to the intermediate sprints. Among the attackers of the day, Singapore champion Boon Kiak’s efforts saw him win the combativeness award, whilst Cofidis riders Simon Geschke, Axel Zingle, Max Walscheid and Tom Bohli won the team time trial
On the day before the first edition of the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium, the riders have been able to enjoy a day of relaxation and sight-seeing, allowing them, for example, to take time out for a short trip through Chinatown.
The weekend in Singapore signals the end of an era in modern cycling as two exceptional champions, Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde, bring the curtain down on their careers at the two criteriums in Asia.
The preparations for the race were concluded by the presentation of the teams held at the finishing line of the Criterium, at the foot of the grandstand named The Float which each year also overlooks the finish of the Singapore Formula 1 grand prix. The programme for the evening included a concert by the Synthony philharmonic orchestra, who have created a fusion between classical and electronic music.
Tomorrow afternoon, sport will have pride of place, with first of all a time-trial then the Criterium, which will start at 4 pm, for a race over a distance of 64 kilometres.
THE FIRST PEDAL STROKES… IN CHINATOWN
Whilst awaiting to climb onto their bikes to tackle the circuit winding around Marina Bay tomorrow at the end of the afternoon, the riders were able to take time to visit Singapore and temporarily get away from the city centre. While photos of the city have widely made its sky-line famous as well as the three towers of Marina Bay Sands linked by its “sky-way” perched at a height of two hundred metres, the riders were able to discover a different face of the city by visiting the district of Albert Park, very close to Chinatown. In this neighbourhood, the buildings are much shorter and the champions were able to enjoy a quick taste of street food. For the inhabitants of Singapore, it is customary to take a snack with a “youtiao” which, according to Alejandro Valverde, resembles the “churros” found in his native Spain, but which Chris Froome gobbled down, with another reference in mind: “They are exactly like the doughnuts that we call “Mandasi” in Kenya. It takes me back to my childhood, because it’s exactly the type of thing that I would eat after a long training ride to recharge my batteries,” explained the four times winner of the Tour, before taking advantage of a small excursion in a “trishaw” among former wearers of the Yellow Jersey. This time, the usual chauffeurs of these traditional means of transport were sat in the passenger seat and left the handlebars to the experts. On completion of this small jaunt through Chinatown, Mark Cavendish showed himself worthy of his champion of Great Britain jersey by returning to the garage first, ahead of Vingegaard, Valverde, Nibali and Froome. The Manx sprinter is well and truly in form!
NIBALI AND VALVERDE COME TO THE END OF THEIR FAREWELL TOUR
One of them is closing in on his 38th birthday whilst the other reached the age of 42 last spring. Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde have battled for a long time on the world’s roads, both building up rolls of honour that give them pride of place in the history of cycling, with the Italian among the seven riders to have won the three grand tours and the Spaniard ready to leave the professional pack with a total of 133 victories, placing him in 6th place of the overall hierarchy, just behind Bernard Hinault (145). Both men enjoyed emotional farewells on the Vuelta and Il Lombardia, but will be fastening their last race numbers to their jerseys on the Asian criteriums, in Singapore and Saitama. “I’ve been very busy since Il Lombardia,” explained the Astana rider who has already got involved in the running of the Pro-Continental team created by Douglas Ryder for the 2023 season. “I’ve not really realised that it’s the end, because I’m going to stay involved in cycling. However, I’m delighted to come and ride on these Criteriums, which are excellent showcases for our sport”. As for the Spaniard, “Bala” is also looking to the future, having just taken part in the close season training block with Movistar in Pamplona, “with the desire to pass on as much of my experience as I can to the youngest riders”. The former world champion who is in the process of retiring is nonetheless delighted to be climbing back on his bike tomorrow morning: “I’m here to enjoy these last races as much as I can. I’ve been competitive from the beginning to the end of my career – I still finished 6th on Il Lombardia. However, I’ve come here with my family to share these farewells with them as well as with my team-mates. Perhaps now I’ll allow myself to eat a bit more!”
A CHANCE FOR A SINGAPOREAN?
The aim of the Criterium is also to combine the movers and shakers on the Tour de France with the cyclists who make the headlines in the discipline in their own region, within the same pack. As such, the 16 riders from the world’s elite will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the 28 riders selected by the four teams invited to Singapore. While the national federation has chosen four riders to fly the flag for their country, the hopes of shining on a circuit favourable to sprinters will perhaps be held by Malaysian Mohd Harrif Saleh, whose speed has already caused havoc on the Tour of Langkawi (with three stages won between 2019 and 2020), as well as this season on the Tours of Thailand and Taiwan. The crowds expected along the route will especially cast a knowing eye on his Singaporean team-mate at the Terengganu Polygon Cycling Team. At the age of 32 years, Goh Choon Huat will be participating in the last race of his career, marked by seven national titles in total, and he intends to go out with a bang: “I don’t know what I’ll be able to do on this circuit, but I’m determined to seize the opportunity to take the limelight for my farewell, by taking part in a breakaway, for example”. Finally, the Thailand Continental team will most likely try their luck with their two leaders, namely two times national time-trial champion Peerapol Chawchiangkwang and Sarawut Sirironchai, a four times stage winner on the Tour of Thailand.
The end of the 2022 season has witnessed the emergence on the calendar of an event set to bring together a selection of riders from among the major players on the Tour de France: the first edition of the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium will take place on 30th October.
To inaugurate the route that will take in a part of the Formula 1 circuit, the winner of the Tour de France 2022, Jonas Vingegaard, will once again be donning the Yellow Jersey he won this summer and will be accompanied by elite riders who have left their mark on the recent history of the event, such as Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, Alejandro Valverde or Mark Cavendish.
For its first visit to Singapore, the Tour de France pack will arrive in a reduced format, representing the excellence of the battles played out on French roads during the month of July, with three winners of the event and 10 riders who, thanks to the strength of their legs, have victoriously raised their arms and received the stage winner’s bouquet for a joint total of 59 times. The man with most of these victories is of course none other than Mark Cavendish, the joint record holder for stage wins with 34 successes obtained between 2008 and 2021. The British sprinter has written his name over much of the French map but has never won a Tour de France stage outside the country’s borders. His famous speed and double kick may give him the opportunity to taste victory on the urban route through Singapore, which will take in several portions of the Marina Bay circuit that hosted the Formula 1 grand prix last weekend.
Even as a two times winner of the Green Jersey (in 2011 and 2021), “Cav” will be sharing top billing at the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium with other high calibre title hunters: Chris Froome is one that particularly stands out, having dominated the general classification four times, whilst the career of Vincenzo Nibali demands respect, having also won, like his British counterpart, each of the three grand tours. Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard joined the exclusive club of Tour de France winners last summer by conquering the Yellow Jersey in the mountains and keeping it until the Champs-Elysées. Although he was lucky enough to wear the same tunic for two days of the race in 2008, it was on La Vuelta that the soon to be retired Alejandro Valverde won his only grand tour in 2009. The atmosphere that will overcome Singapore for this Criterium could awaken nostalgia for that winning feeling in the Spanish former world champion.
Riders participating (as of 06/10):
Jumbo-Visma: Jonas Vingegaard (Dnk), Sepp Kuss (Usa)
Cofidis: Simon Geschke, Max Walscheid (Deu), Tom Bohli (Che), Axel Zingle (Fra)
Israel-Premier Tech: Chris Froome (Gbr), Simon Clarke (Aus), Hugo Houle, Guillaume Boivin (Can)
Intermarché – Wanty Gobert Matériaux: Jan Hirt (Cze), Andrea Pasqualon (Ita), Barnabas Peak (Hun), Théo Delacroix (Fra)
Team BikeExchange – Jayco: Callum Scotson (Aus)
Movistar Team: Alejandro Valverde, Enric Mas, Jose Joaquin Rojas, Imanol Erviti (Esp)
Astana Qazaqstan Team: Vincenzo Nibali, Antonio Nibali, Samuele Battistella, Gianmarco Garofoli (Ita)
Legend Team: Mark Cavendish (Gbr), Jasper Philipsen (Bel).
1 Schmeiser Jonas RSC Kempten Team Auto Brosch RSC Kempten 45
2 Mayr Andreas RSC Kempten 35
3 Bichlmann Daniel Maloja Pushbikers 30
4 Greger Steffen Hannes RSC Kempten Team Auto Brosch RSC Kempten 25
5 Gründer Martin PSV 1893 Forst/L. 20
6 Schrag Daniel Team Lotto Kern-Haus 18
7 Sansonetti Leonardo Team Baier Landshut 16
8 Keller Paul RC Herpersdorf 1919 Team Hanau – Storck 14
9 Eckrich Christian RC Herpersdorf 1919 13
10 Weyer Michael RV Conc. 1926 Karbach Team Hanau – Storck 12
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1 Porzner Manuel RSG Ansbach 15
2 Häckl Tobias RF Hilpoltstein 1993 13
3 Walter Michael Radl Express Feucht 10
4 Heiß Lucas RV Conc. Trieb 9
5 Ulm Silvan Florentin RC Die Schwalben München 8
6 Schnerrow Alexander RSV Traunreut 7
7 Renner Joachim Deutsche Initiative MTB 6
8 Schwerdt Christoph RC Herpersdorf 1919 5
9 Crämer Maximilian Schleudergang e.V. 4
10 Dallmeier Simon RC Die Schwalben München 3
1er Mauro Brenner RSG Ansbach
2er Nils Puschmann RC Herpersdorf
3er Julius Gindhart TSV Oberammergau
1 Koob Markus RSC Unkel 20
2 Höhn Daniel TV Rodenbach 1965 Team Ur-Krostitzer ALKOHOLFREI 17
3 Woda Roman RSC 88 Regensburg 15
4 Schreieder Matthias Team Baier Landshut 12
5 Tantz Thomas RSC Kempten 11
6 Winter Christian RMV Concordia Strullendorf 10
7 Kuhn Florian RSC 88 Regensburg 9
8 Obert Alexander RRC Endspurt Mannheim 8
9 Wezel Jens Gute Laune Sport 7
TOUR DE FRANCE MAKES DEBUT IN SINGAPORE WITH MARK CAVENDISH: PRUDENTIAL IS TITLE SPONSOR OF FIRST EVER TOUR DE FRANCE CRITERIUM EVENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Singapore will make history as the first Southeast Asian country to host a Tour de France criterium event, supported by leading life insurer Prudential Singapore (“Prudential”) as the event’s title sponsor.
The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium marks the arrival of cycling’s most prestigious brand in the region. The race will take place from 29 to 30 October on a specially-designed street circuit in the heart of the city and features 32 riders from eight of the world’s best professional cycling teams including decorated British cyclist Mark Cavendish, who holds the joint record for the most Tour de France stage wins (34). Memorably, he secured four Tour de France stage wins last year. Cavendish is also widely regarded as the sport’s greatest sprinter, with four world titles (three in track cycling and one in road) and an Olympic silver medal.
Mark Cavendish said: “Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium marks a few firsts – a first Tour de France road race in Southeast Asia and a first race for me in this part of the world. Cycling has given me so much and is a great part of my life. It’s a privilege for me to do what I love and I’m looking forward to getting out there and to share the adrenaline, excitement and fun that comes with criterium racing.”
The Tour de France is the pinnacle of professional cycling – watched by over a billion viewers annually. Elite cyclists compete in a gruelling test as they cover an average of 3,500 kilometres over three weeks in their quest for sporting glory. In contrast, the Criterium is a shorter race on a closed circuit, which makes the format more suited to Singapore streets. The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium race weekend will comprise races for both professionals and amateurs and is expected to reach millions of viewers through a variety of international broadcasters.
Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme said: “The Tour de France Criterium is a cycling performance, showcasing the speed and intensity of cycling through a race on an inner-city circuit. The Criterium format allows us to bring an adaptation of the Tour to more places, while still retaining the essence and spirit of the Tour De France with top riders in the heart of the city.
“With the Tour de France Criterium, cycling becomes a cultural bridge, celebrating the Tour de France atmosphere in territories the race has not yet explored. Given Singapore’s geographical location and reputation for organising great events, not to mention its enthusiastic cycling community, it was a natural choice for introducing this Criterium format to the entire Southeast Asian region.It will be a very exciting first trip to Southeast Asia for the Tour de France, and we’re looking forward to sharing the experience with the community here.”
Commenting on being part of the inaugural Singapore Criterium, Mr Dennis Tan, Prudential Singapore’s CEO, said: “As a leading life insurer, we want to support Singaporeans in leading healthier lifestyles, so we can all live well for longer. We decided to promote cycling because it is an accessible and sustainable sport. This sponsorship is a great opportunity to encourage people and families from all walks of life to bond while staying healthy and active.”
The event is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board said; “We are delighted to be the first Southeast Asian country to host the Tour De France Criterium, a premier sporting event that reinforces Singapore’s position as a leading destination for sports in the region. Cycling is an environmentally-friendly sport that is popular with locals and visitors, and events like this strongly align with Singapore’s sustainability goals, as well as our ambition to be an urban wellness haven. As we welcome more visitors to Singapore, it is also a timely addition to our exciting calendar of events.”
The Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium is being promoted by TEG Sport in conjunction with Evoke EXP.
Geoff Jones, Group CEO of TEG said: “TEG Sport is proud to be working with the iconic Tour de France brand on what will be a world-class and exclusive new major event for Southeast Asia. We look forward to welcoming some of world’s best professional cyclists to take part in the dynamic criterium format raced through spectacular central Singapore. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, a recreational rider or major events fan we encourage you to get involved in this exciting new event. On behalf of TEG Sport I’d like to thank the Singapore Tourism Board and Prudential Singapore for their partnership to bring this innovative global event to fruition.”
Visit singaporecriterium.com for more details on how to get involved and register your interest for the latest updates about the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium. Latest updates are also available on Facebook and Instagram.
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1 Helbig Benedikt Team Magnesium Pur Team Embrace The World Cycling
2 Herrmann Lukas Herrmann Radteam 54×11
3 Stavinoha Severin Next Level Racing
4 Korndörfer Benjamin ATS Kulmbach 1861
5 Sansonetti Leonardo Team Baier Landshut
6 Engel Max TSG 1847 Leutkirch
7 Berlitz Eiko Valentin Melsunger TG 1861
8 Callies Adrian RIG Freiburg
9 Walter Michael Radl Express Feucht
10 Wittenburg Robert Next Level Racing
1 Heiß Lucas RV Conc. Trieb
2 Schwerdt Christoph RC Herpersdorf 1919
3 Kierok Daniel Next Level Racing
4 Reid Marek RSC Kempten
5 Kreuzer Tobias TSV Nittenau
6 Schönefeld Marcus
7 Wittrin Felix RV Sturmvogel München 1952
8 Salwender Marcel RC 1913 Wendelstein
9 Altmannshofer Jörg RSC 88 Regensburg
10 Bolz Sascha Team Laura Lauingen
1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 1-26-00
2. Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers, at same time
3. Marc Hirschi (Sui) UAE Team Emirates, at five seconds
4. Geoffrey Bouchard (Fra), Ag2r Citroën, at same time
5. Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis, at 12s
6. Grega Bole (Slo)
7. Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
8. Leonardo Marchiori (Ita) Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec
9. Yousis Mirza (UAE) UAE Team Emirates
10. Mattia Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabù, all at same time
Peter Sagan claimed victory in the first-ever Giro d’Italia Criterium, with Egan Bernal finishing second.
The Slovakian crossed the line first in the exhibition event in Dubai, following a two-up sprint with Ineos Grenadiers‘ Egan Bernal.
Behind them came Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) in third ahead of Ag2r Citroën’s Geoffrey Bouchard.
Seven seconds later, Elia Viviani led the bunch home ahead of Grega Bole.
The criterium race, which also featured Bernal’s Ineos team-mate Filippo Ganna, consisted of 30 laps of a 2.1km circuit, and took place as part of the Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo ever hosted in the specified Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, where the ‘Made in Italy’ campaign has been created to showcase Italian excellence.
While this was Bernal’s first time in Dubai, the Colombian saying he was looking forward to once again wearing the maglia rosa he won in Italy in May earlier this year, Peter Sagan returned to the country having competed in the first-ever Abu Dhabi Tour, with this outing in the Middle East one of his last in a Bora-Hansgrohe jersey before his switch to Total Energies in the new year.
„This was a very special race, it is incredible to be here and have the opportunity to ride the Giro d’Italia Criterium at Expo 2020 Dubai. I am very happy I could take the win in this unique place,“ Sagan said afterwards. „I want to thank my teammates that kept the race under control. In the first part of the Criterium, I tried to be in the front and contest the sprints to win the Points Classification but I soon realised Elia Viviani was faster than me today. I decided to change my tactic. I tried to recover for 10-15 laps, it was a very fast race. Then in the last few laps Bernal, Hirschi and Bouchard attacked and I decided to follow them – it was the right move. After Bernal attacked again, I managed to stay with him and beat him on the line. I am very happy with this success!“
In other end-of-season criterium news, the Tour de France’s Saitama Criterium in Japan has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19, the exhibition event showcasing the summer race’s top talents in east Asia.
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Das traditionelle Stadtparkrennen des RC Herpersdorf diente am 3.10.21 zur Ermittlung des Bayr. Kriteriumsmeisters.
Leider war das Feld in der ELITE Klasse sehr übersichtlich, nur ca. 25 Fahrer waren am Start, die aber ein sehr flottes Rennen auf den Asphalt zauberten.
Die 40 Runden (= 60km) wurden mit einem 46er Schnitt absolviert und der RSC Kempten dominierte mit 8 Fahreren um den frisch gekürten Deutschen Kriteriumsmeister Jonas Schmeisser das Rennen.
Eine 5-köpfige Spitzengruppe löste sich nach ca 15 Runden vom Feld und blieb bis zum Ende vorne, ohne jedoch die mögliche Überrundung zu vollziehen.
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