Top shots of the EuroEyes CYCLASSICS 2017
It was a massive weekend for cycling in Germany with more than 15,000 athletes racing at the EuroEyes CYCLASSICS in Hamburg
Elia Viviani (Team Sky) claimed the win in the bunch sprint at the Cyclassics Hamburg professional road race. Second place went to Arnaud Demare (FDJ), while Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo) finished third. With ten kilometres to go, the peloton broke and two groups were formed. The front group had riders like Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) and Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott) and the chasers included favourites like Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Arnaud Demare (FDJ). However, with 5km to go everything was back together and the bunch sprint loomed. Viviani powered past Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) and easily cruised in to take his first Cyclassics Hamburg win.
Photo: WINNER. Elia Viviani after crossing the finish line. © Getty Images for VELOTHON
15,000 cyclists rode the EuroEyes Cyclassics Gran Fondo
The EuroEyes Cyclassics, is an annual one-day professional and amateur cycling race in and around Hamburg, Germany. An important part of the Cyclassics is the Jedermannrennen ("Everyman's race"), an amateur/cyclosportif event held on the same day and on the same roads as the professional race. Bike fanatics can participate in amateur tour races over 55 km, 100 km and 155 km.
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Photo: DANCING. Age Group athletes in front of the "tanzende Türme" (dancing towers). © Getty Images for VELOTHON
Photo: ATMOSPHERE. Spectators cheering on the Pro athletes. © Getty Images for VELOTHON
Photo: RACE FAST. The Rad Race Battle on Saturday kicked off a spectacular weekend. © Getty Images for VELOTHON
Photo: SMILING. German champion Marcus Burghardt has fun while riding in the peloton. © David Rothenhaeuser for VELOTHON
Photo: CLIMBING 1. Age Group athletes conquering the hilly area in Blankenese. © Getty Images for IRONMAN
Photo: CLIMBING 2. Pro athletes riding the scenic Treppenviertel. © David Rothenhaeuser for IRONMAN
Photo: EARLY BIRD. An Age Group athlete on his way to the starting pens. © David Rothenhaeuser for IRONMAN
Photo: SUNNY. Age Group athletes enjoying the sun at the famous Koehlbrandbruecke. © David Rothenhaeuser for IRONMAN