Mohoric wins Tour of Germany as Politt takes final stage

Matej Mohoric wins Tour of Germany 2018

Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) was crowned the overall Tour of Germany champion after finishing second behind home favourite Nils Politt in Sunday’s fourth and final stage in Stuttgart.

It was second stage-race win in a fortnight for Mohoric, 23, who won Saturday’s stage in Merzig to take the red jersey, following victory last weekend on the BinckBank Tour.

Politt, 24, earned the first stage-race win of his career by covering the 207.4 kilometres from Lorsch to Stuttgart in four hours, 49 minutes, 20 seconds with Mohoric finishing close behind.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas finished 52nd on Sunday, 2min 30sec behind Politt, coming 41st overall, but the Welshman’s presence in Germany boosted the race’s profile on its return after a decade-long absence.

Maximilian Schachmann, who won Friday’s second stage after beating Mohoric on the line in Trier, took second overall with Politt third.

Enthusiastic crowds greeted the riders as the Tour of Germany returned following a ten-year hiatus after the 2009 edition was scrapped following a series of high-profile doping cases, which blighted cycling.

“It’s amazing, the number of spectators is great. Cycling is not dead in Germany,” said Schachmann.

Tour of Germany 2018 – stage 4 resultsĀ (Lorsch – Stuttgart):

1Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


2Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida)


3Damiano Caruso (BMC)


4Nick van der Lijke (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)


5Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data)


6Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)


7Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R La Mondiale)


8Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic)


9Patrick Konrad (Bora-hansgrohe)


10Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)



Final general classification:

1Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida)


2Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


3Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)


4Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)


5Damiano Caruso (BMC)


6Warren Barguil (Fortuneo-Samsic)


7Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data)


8Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)


9Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


10Nick van der Lijke (Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij)



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