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29th International Bayern Rundfahrt - 2.HC

Germany, May 28-June 1, 2008

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The Stages

  • Stage 1 - May 28: Freyung - Sankt Englmar, 175.4 km
  • Stage 2 - May 29: Straubing - Neusäß, 219.9 km
  • Stage 3 - May 30: Donauwörth - Würzburg, 189.5 km
  • Stage 4 - May 31: Neustadt a.d.Saale (ITT), 25.9 km
  • Stage 5 - June 1: Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale - Erlangen, 161.2 km

Rolling through Bavaria

Stefan Schumacher will look to defend his title at this year's Bayern Rundfahrt, a race which gets off to a big start this year. Despite its location, it is historically known as a race for sprinters and time trialers. This year's edition, however, could favor a climber, as the very first stage features two ranked climbs plus a mountaintop finish.

Six ProTour Teams will be at the start this year: CSC, Gerolsteiner, Milram, Credit Agricole, High Road and Bouygues Telecom. They are joined by seven Professional Continental teams and four Continental teams.

This year's race could be decided on the hilly first stage, which runs 175.4 km from Freyung to the hilltop finish at Sankt Englmar. The second and third stage are more rolling than mountainous, and offer themselves to escape groups. If the overall classification is still close, the 25.9 kilometre individual time trial in and around Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale will certainly break up the standings. The races finishes Sunday, June 1, in Erlangen.

Schumacher has not been able to repeat his successes from the past years and is still looking for his first win this season. If he falters, his team-mates, climber Bernhard Kohl or German champion Fabian Wegmann, might be able to take the race. High Road will send Marcus Burghardt, who is recovering rapidly from knee surgery and is eager to test his condition with the Tour de France in mind. CSC won't sent the popular Jens Voigt, who is currently riding the Giro d'Italia, but it is sending Stuart O'Grady and Bradley McGee, both of whom broke collarbones in stage four of the Giro and are hoping to regain some form in Germany.

Start list

Gerolsteiner                        Team Milram
 
1 Stefan Schumacher (Ger)           11 Ralf Grabsch (Ger)
2 Heinrich Haussler (Ger)           12 Christian Knees (Ger)
3 Bernhard Kohl (Aut)               13 Brett Lancaster (Aus)
4 Stephan Schreck (Ger)             14 Dominik Roels (Ger)
5 Fabian Wegmann (Ger)              15 Bj÷rn Schr÷der (Ger)
6 Peter Wrolich (Aut)               16 Sebastian Schwager (Ger)
7 Markus Zberg (Swi)                17 Niki Terpstra (Ned)
 
CrÚdit Agricole                     Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Doce
 
21 Eric Berthou (Fra)               31 Julian Dario Atehortua Bedoya (Col)
22 Simon Gerrans (Aus)              32 Maurizio Biondo (Ita)
23 Jeremy Hunt (GBr)                33 Antonio d'Aniello (Ita)
24 Cycril Lemoine (Fra)             34 Vladimir Duma (Ukr)
25 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra)           35 Leonardo Giordani (Ita)
26 Maxime MÚderel (Fra)             36 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr)
27 Nicolas Roche (Irl)              37 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol)
 
Elk Haus - Simplon                  Team 3C - Gruppe Lamonta
 
41 Stefan Denifl (Aut)              51 Tobias Erler (Ger)
42 Markus Eibegger (Aut)            52 Christian Leben (Ger)
43 Steffen Radochla (Ger)           53 RenÚ Obst (Ger)
44 Thomas Rohregger (Aut)           54 Bj÷rn Papstein (Ger)
45 Harald Totschnig (Aut)           55 Dennis Pohl (Ger)
46 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut)          56 Frank Scherzinger (Ger)
47 Jan Valach (Svk)                 57 Paul Voss (Ger)
 
Team Kuota - Senges                 Bouygues Telecom
 
61 Laurent Didier (Lux)             71 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra)
62 Bj÷rn Glasner (Ger)              72 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra)
63 Mathias Jelitto (Ger)            73 Stef Clement (Ned)
64 Florenz Knauer (Ger)             74 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra)
65 Michael Kurth (Ger)              75 Vincent JÚr˘me (Fra)
66 Luke Roberts (Aus)               76 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra)
67 Malaya Van Ruitenbeek (Ned)      77 Johann Tschopp (Swi)
 
Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo      Topsport Vlaanderen
 
81 Dario Andriotto (Ita)            91 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel)
82 Stefano Cavallari (Ita)          92 Nick Ingels (Bel)
83 Alessandro Donati (Ita)          93 Maarten Neyens (Bel)
84 Simone Masciarelli (Ita)         94 Serge Pauwels (Bel)
85 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita)           95 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel)
86 Luca Paolini (Ita)               96 Bart Vanheule (Bel)
87 Andrea Rossi (Ita)               97 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel)
 
Team High Road                      ThŘringer Energie Team
 
101 Marcus Burghardt (Ger)          111 Marcel Barth (Ger)
102 Gerald Ciolek (Ger)             112 Daniel Becke (Ger)
103 Linus Gerdemann (Ger)           113 Patrick Gretsch (Ger)
104 Bert Grabsch (Ger)              114 Kartsten Hess (Ger)
105 Kim Kirchen (Lux)               115 Marcel Kittel (Ger)
106 Andreas Klier (Ger)             116 Philipp Klein (Ger)
107 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)            117 Lucas Schńdlich (Ger)
 
PSK Whirlpool - Author              Team Volksbank
 
121 Tomas Buchacek (Cze)            131 Andreas Dietziker (Swi)
122 Petr Bencik (Cze)               132 Gerrit Glomser (Aut)
123 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze)         133 AndrÚ Korff (Ger)
124 Leopold Konig (Cze)             134 Harald Morscher (Aut)
125 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze)         135 Olaf Pollack (Ger)
126 Martin Mares (Cze)              136 Florian Stalder (Swi)
127 AndrÚ Schulze (Ger)             137 RenÚ Weissinger (Ger)
 
Team Mapei Heizomat                 Benfica
 
141 Michael Franzl (Ger)            151 JosÚ Azevedo (Por)
142 Sebastian Hans (Ger)            152 Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa)
143 David Hesselbarth (Ger)         153 Bruno Castanheira (Por)
144 Robert Retschke (Ger)           154 Mario Costa (Por)
145 Christoph Schwerdt (Ger)        155 Edgar Pinto (Por)
146 Philip Seubert (Ger)            156 Pedro Miguel Lopes Goncalves (Por)
147 Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger)     157 Candido Joaquim Venda Moreira Barbosa (Por)
 
Team CSC                            
 
161 Lars Ytting Bak (Den)
162 Lasse B°chman (Den)
163 Matti Breschel (Den)
164 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
165 Bradley McGee (Aus)
166 Stuart O'Grady (Aus)
167 AndrÚ Steensen (Den)

Past winners

2007 Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Gerolsteiner
2006 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Agritubel
2005 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner
2004 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
2003 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner
2002 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner
2001 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
2000 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
1999 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
1998 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) Chicky World
1997 Christian Henn (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
1996 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Germany
1995 Timo Scholz (Ger) Histor Íschelbronn
1994 Pavel Padrnos (Cze)
1993 Alexander Kastenhuber (Ger) Bayern
1992 Jacques Jolidon (Swi)
1991 Brian Walton (Can) Motorola
1990 J÷rg Paffrath (Ger) Hessen
1989 Kai Hundertmarck (Ger) Nordrhein-Westfalen
 
Past winners by Mario Stiehl, www.world-of-cycling.com