While the big general classification riders line up in Spain, many fast men and sprinting thoroughbreds embark on the German World Tour race of Vattenfall Cyclassics from Kiel to Hamburg.
Moreno Hofland will be extra motivated at the start of the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday, August 23.
This year it’s the 20th anniversary of the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg. This German WorldTour race was organized for the first time in 1996 and will now take place on Sunday 23 August.
Etixx - Quick-Step has announced the selections that will participate in Vattenfall Cyclassics, a 221.3km one-day race on August 23rd, and Tour du Poitou Charentes, a five-stage race from August 25th until August 28th.
Ever-smiling Italian, Allesandro Ballan (Lampre) looked even -happier than usual as he took his second major ProTour one day race of the year; adding the 12th Vattenfall Cyclassic - after 229 kilometres around the German countryside in, and around Hamburg - to his '07 Tour of Flanders win.