2017 Eschborn–Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz
The 2017 Eschborn–Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz was a road cycling one-day race that took place, as customary on Tag der Arbeit (Labour Day), 1 May in Germany. It was the 56th edition (55th to be held) of the Eschborn–Frankfurt – Rund um den Finanzplatz and the twentieth event of the 2017 UCI World Tour. It was the race's first appearance on the World Tour calendar.
|2017 UCI World Tour, race 20 of 37|
|Dates||1 May 2017|
|Distance||215.7 km (134.0 mi)|
|Winning time||5h 29' 32"|
The race was won by Team Katusha–Alpecin's Alexander Kristoff after a strong lead-out from teammate Rick Zabel; Kristoff finished several lengths ahead of the next closest competitor, taking his third victory at the race, matching the record of Erik Zabel, Rick's father. Rick Zabel was able to finish in second place, while the podium was completed by another German rider, John Degenkolb, for the Trek–Segafredo team.
The race started in Eschborn and finished in Frankfurt, traveling through the Taunus mid-mountain range northwest of Frankfurt. The main difficulties are the climbs of the Feldberg, Ruppershain and Mammolshain. The race ends with three laps of 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) in Frankfurt's city centre and finishes in front of the Alte Oper (Old Opera), the city's main concert hall, covering a total distance of 215.7 kilometres (134.0 miles).
As a new event to the UCI World Tour, all UCI WorldTeams were invited to the race, but not obligated to compete in the race. As such, eleven of the eighteen WorldTeams elected to compete. Eight UCI Professional Continental teams competed, and a German national team completed the 20-team peloton.
UCI Professional Continental teams
|1||Alexander Kristoff (NOR)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||5h 29' 32"|
|2||Rick Zabel (GER)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||+ 0"|
|3||John Degenkolb (GER)||Trek–Segafredo||+ 0"|
|4||Jempy Drucker (LUX)||BMC Racing Team||+ 0"|
|5||Pim Ligthart (NED)||Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij||+ 0"|
|6||Juan José Lobato (ESP)||LottoNL–Jumbo||+ 0"|
|7||Jasper Stuyven (BEL)||Trek–Segafredo||+ 0"|
|8||Maximiliano Richeze (ARG)||Quick-Step Floors||+ 0"|
|9||Michel Kreder (NED)||Aqua Blue Sport||+ 0"|
|10||Ben Swift (GBR)||UAE Team Emirates||+ 0"|
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