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2016 EuroEyes Cyclassics

2016 EuroEyes Cyclassics
2016 UCI World Tour
Race details
Dates21 August 2016
Stages1
Distance217.7[1] km (135.3 mi)
Winning time4h 54' 26"
Results
  Winner  Caleb Ewan (AUS) (Orica–BikeExchange)
  Second  John Degenkolb (GER) (Team Giant–Alpecin)
  Third  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) (Trek–Segafredo)
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The 2016 EuroEyes Cyclassics are the 21st edition of the EuroEyes Cyclassics road bicycle race, the first edition under the new name. The one-day-race took place on 21 August 2016 and was won by Caleb Ewan in the sprint, after Nacer Bouhanni was relegated for irregular sprinting.[2]

Route and background

The EuroEyes Cyclassics was the only UCI World Tour race held in Germany during the 2016 season.

Teams

The 18 UCI World Tour teams are automatically entitled and obliged to start the race. The race organisation will still hand out a few wildcards to some UCI Professional Continental teams.

World Tour teams

Race report

The race was started at 11:30 local time with last year's champion André Greipel defending his title.[3] A leading group of six, later five and four riders escaped from the peloton during the race, facing partly wet road conditions due to some showers. The leading group initially consisted of Lukas Pöstlberger (BOA), Matteo Montaguti (Ag2R), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC), Kamil Gradek (VAT), Matej Mohorič (LAM) and Maxat Ayazbayev (AST). After 217 km, the group of four was caught just before finishing straight. Nacer Bouhanni (COF) was fastest in the final sprint, ahead of Caleb Ewan (OBE), John Degenkolb (TGA) and Giacomo Nizzolo (TFS).[4] However, Nacer Bouhanni was relegated for irregularities in the sprint, and Caleb Ewan was declared the winner.[4]

Result

Final general classification[5][6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–BikeExchange 4h 54' 26"
2  John Degenkolb (GER) Team Giant–Alpecin s.t.
3  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo s.t.
4  Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky s.t.
5  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha s.t.
6  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo s.t.
7  Mark Renshaw (AUS) Team Dimension Data s.t.
8  Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) IAM Cycling s.t.
9  Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
10  André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal s.t.

References

  1. ^ "EuroEyes Hamburg Cyclassics (World Tour)". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Home".
  3. ^ Hamburg Cyclassics – Tausende Zuschauer feiern die Radler, Hamburger Abendblatt, in German
  4. ^ a b Live Straßenrennen, eurosport.de, in German
  5. ^ "2016 Hamburg Cyclassics (World Tour), Hamburg, Germany". BikeRaceInfo. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Ewan wins Cyclassics Hamburg after Bouhanni is relegated". Cycling News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
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