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The Rund um Köln is a classic cycling race around the German city of Cologne. Since 2005 it is part of the UCI Europe Tour, being organised as 1.1 race (in 2007 the race was categorised as 1.HC). It is one of the oldest cycling races still running in Germany – where media-driven hostility towards professional cycling in the wake of repeated doping scandals has severely weakened the economic structure and viability of the sport. The Rund um Köln is the second-oldest race in Germany, just after Rund um die Hainleite, which was first held in 1908. Between the 1930s and late 1980s Rund um Köln was held as an amateur race. The race was contested every year on Easter Monday from 2000 to 2014. As of 2015 it is contested on the second Sunday in June.

Rund um Köln
DateEaster Monday (?)
June (2015)
RegionCologne, Germany
English nameTour of Cologne
Local name(s)Rund um Köln (in German)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeSingle-day
Web sitewww.rundumkoeln.de Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1908 (1908)
Editions103 (as of 2019)
First winner Fritz Tacke (GER)
Most wins Wilfried Trott (GER) (3 wins)
Most recent Baptiste Planckaert (BEL)

The centenary edition of the Rund um Köln, set for March 24, 2008, was cancelled due to snow. The 2009 edition was contested by a weakened, sub-par field, as top professional teams did not send their stars, and the riders raced for their country instead.

WinnersEdit

Rider Team
1908   Fritz Tacke (GER)
1909   Otto Wincziers (GER)
1910   Karl Wittig (GER)
1910   Jean Rosellen (GER)
1911   Adolf Huschke (GER)
1912   Jean Steingass (GER)
1913   Ernst Franz (GER)
1914   Ernst Franz (GER)
1915–
1918
No race
1920   Adam Sachs (GER)
1921   Adolf Huschke (GER)
1922   Paul Koch (GER)
1923   Fritz Fischer (GER)
1924   Paul Kohl (GER)
1925   Paul Kohl (GER)
1926   Heiri Suter (SUI)
1927   Gaetano Belloni (ITA)
1928   Alfredo Binda (ITA)
1929   Franz Schmitz (GER)
1930   Otto Kratz (GER)
1931   H. Rüdiger (GER)
1932   Josy Kraus (LUX)
1933   Erich Bautz (GER)
1934   Kurt Stöpel (GER) Phänomen
1935   Emil Kijewski (GER) individual
1936   Erich Bautz (GER) Diamant
1937   Emil Kijewski (GER) Wanderer
1938   Franz Bronold (GER)
1939   Willi Meurer (GER)
1940   Jakob Kropp (GER)
1941   Hans Preiskeit (GER)
1942   Heiner Schwarzer (GER)
1943   Karl Kittsteiner (GER)
1944 No race
1945 No race
1946   Friedel Nowakowski (GER)
1947   Werner Holthöfer (GER)
1948   Heiner Schwarzer (GER) Bismarck
1949   Heinrich Schultenjohann (GER) Patria W.K.C.
1950   Horst Holzmann (GER)
1951   Heiner Schwarzer (GER) Adria Renstall
1952   R. Popp (GER)
1953   Günther Otto (GER)
1954   Willi Irrgang (GER)
1955   Hans Preiskeit (GER)
1956   Edi Ziegler (GER)
1957   W. Grabo (GER)
1958   Wolf-Jürgen Edler (GER)
1959   Heiner Hofmann (GER)
1960   Matthias Löder (GER)
1961   Albert Smits (BEL)
1962   Siegfried Koch (GER)
1963   Wilfried Bölke (GER)
1964   Horst Oldenburg (GER)
1965   Horst Oldenburg (GER)
1966   Piet Glemser (GER) Torpedo
1967   Noël Foré (BEL) Goldor-Gerka
1968   Burkhard Ebert (GER)
1969   Jürgen Tschan (GER)
1970   Andreas Streckies (GER)
1971   Roger Gilson (LUX)
1972   Wilfried Trott (GER)
1973   Hermann Jungbluth (GER)
1974   Dietrich Thurau (GER)
1975   Jan Smyrak (GER)
1976   Wilfried Trott (GER)
1977   Bert Scheunemann (NED)
1978   Arie Hassink (NED)
1979   Wilfried Trott (GER)
1980   Achim Stadler (GER)
1981   Michael Mohr (GER)
1982   Jörg Echtermann (GER)
1983   Wolf-Dieter Wolfshohl (GER)
1984   Stanislaw Mikolajczuk (GER)
1984   Jan Vaanhold (NED)
1986   Remig Stumpf (GER)
1987   Werner Wüller (GER)
1988   Lutz Losch (GER)
1990   Noël Segers (BEL) Buckler
1991   Jerry Cooman (BEL) S.E.F.B.-Saxon
1992   Louis de Koning (NED) Panasonic-Sportlife
1993   Willem Van Eynde (BEL) La William-Duvel
1994   Udo Bölts (GER) Telekom
1995   Erik Dekker (NED) Novell
1996   Erik Zabel (GER) Telekom
1997   Frank Vandenbroucke (BEL) Mapei-GB
1998 No race
1999   Jens Heppner (GER) Telekom
2000   Steffen Wesemann (GER) Telekom
2001   Gian Matteo Fagnini (ITA) Telekom
2002   Peter Wrolich (AUT) Gerolsteiner
2003   Jan Ullrich (GER) Team Coast
2004   Erik Zabel (GER) T-Mobile Team
2005   David Kopp (GER) Wiesenhof
2006   Christian Knees (GER) Team Milram
2007   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team CSC
2008 No race
2009   Martin Pedersen (DEN) Denmark (national team)
2010   Juan José Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank
2011   Michael Matthews (AUS) Rabobank
2012   Jan Bárta (CZE) Team NetApp
2013   Sébastien Delfosse (BEL) Crelan–Euphony
2014   Sam Bennett (IRL) NetApp–Endura
2015   Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step
2016   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo
2017   Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe
2018   Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Hansgrohe
2019   Baptiste Planckaert (BEL) Wallonie Bruxelles

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