The only German women’s cycling tour has received 24 teams requests to take part on the race
24 teams have already applied to take part in the german race that will be held next May 24th to 29th, but there are only 17 places, wich gives an idea of the international interest on this ladie’s ‘Rundfahrt’ and the success of the organization. While planning the daily live stream on the Internet is already well advanced, live broadcasting times for the only international women’s german race on TV are currently being negotiated: “Women’s cycling deserves more attention and we offer an attractive and exciting format. We hope for success, because TV times are very important for us as a tour“, said tour director Vera Hohlfeld.
Racing again at Schleiz
The racing city of Schleiz will also be a stage in the traditional Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour in 2022. As was the case last year, the tour entourage will also be making guest appearances on the Schleizer Dreieck race track in the 99th anniversary of the circuit. The route takes the riders through the attractive and challenging landscape of the East Thuringian Slate Mountains and, with constant ups and downs, will certainly ensure an exciting and turbulent race. The riders know that too, because as the fourth of six daily sections, the stage heralds the second half of the tour. Last year, the Dutch Lucinda Brand (Trek-Segafredo) won in Schleiz after a brilliant finish and thus laid the foundation for their subsequent overall success.
The cyty of Gera holds the second stage
This stage will certainly be characterized by high speed. Even if there are four more stages to follow, you can’t afford to lose time and ground here in the fight for the yellow Lotto Thüringen Leaders jersey. This year it will not be possible to start and finish from the market in the centrer of the city due to health cautions but Marian Koppe, from the Tour management, says that “the nice thing about Gera is that we have several options for great, profiled routes here. We have been able to use different routes again and again in the past few years“.
Local hero Beate Zanner, who ended her active career last year, will be absent. The rider at the Thuringian Maxx Solar Lindig team always caused a sensation and was even able to win a stage in 2014. In 2019 was a sensational fifth in the overall ranking.