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The Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race will resume in 2022 on May 1: route, number of participants, road closures and more at a glance.

Frankfurt/Eschborn – The big cycling scene in Frankfurt returns on Sunday (May 1, 2022). After the cancellation in 2020 due to corona, the postponement last year to September 19 without spectators and no additional program, the year 2022 is the great return of the 61st edition of the Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race on May 1. The organizers are convinced that “Labour Day” will once again be a cycling holiday. There are no corona requirements for the support program in the outdoor areas and along the route. Wearing a mask is only compulsory in the press centre.

“Everyone wants an event,” says Agnès Lippmann, project manager for the Society for the Promotion of Cycling, which has organized the cycling classic since 1962. There will be more than 75 exhibitors in total on the site of the event in Eschborn and the Alte Oper. “It all reminds of 2019,” rejoices Lippmann.

Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 cycle race: This is what the route looks like

Nothing will change for the professionals on the 185 kilometer route of the Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 cycling race. Leaving from Eschborn, it first heads towards downtown Frankfurt for the first crossing of the finish line, before heading towards the Taunus. A total of 3200 vertical meters must be mastered on the ascents to Feldberg, Ruppertshainer, Mammolshainer and Billtalhöhe. The fourth crossing of the Mammolshainer Stich announces the last hour of the race.

The 185 kilometer cycle race course for the elite. ©red

It goes back to Eschborn and then to the Mainschleife, which was first introduced in 2019. There is a change when entering Frankfurt. From Ludwig-Landmann-Straße, the route goes via Katharinenkreisel and Theodor-Heuss-Allee and no longer via Schloßstraße, as was the case recently. “It got very tight there and we avoid contact with the tracks. This brings more security in the final,” says project manager Matthias Pietsch (here in an interview about the Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 cycle race). As has been the norm since 2010, the winner will be chosen at the Alte Oper.

Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race 2022: The field of participants

The Eschborn-Frankfurt cycling classic will again attract many famous cyclists to Hesse in 2022. Among others, local hero John Degenkolb (winner 2011) will be there. Also present: Pascal Ackermann (2019 winner), last year’s Belgian winner Jasper Philipsen and four-time winner Alexander Kristoff (Norway). In addition to sprint ace Sam Bennett (Ireland), German racing team Bora-hansgrohe also sends Tour de France stage winner Nils Politt to the start. (dpa/ag)

Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 cycle race: Up to 6,000 amateur athletes expected

Up to 6,000 participants are expected for the amateur athlete race. The start and finish are in Eschborn. There are three courses: 40, 80 and 100 kilometres. A change of distance is possible on the course itself. You can register online until April 28. Documents must be collected from the event site in Eschborn on April 30. Registrations are always possible on the day of the race. In recent years, the proportion of women has fluctuated between 10 and 15%. “In terms of absolute numbers, the trend is up,” says Pietsch.

Traffic

a few streets will be closed again for a much longer period on May 1st. For safety reasons, the sections concerned will no longer be open to car traffic between races. There will be resident locks with security guards and police. All are listed on an interactive online map: verkehr.eschborn-frankfurt.de

Confinements also make it harder to watch. Because if you want to be there in the steepest part of the race, in the climb of Mammolshain, and you are traveling by car, the organizers recommend that you arrive early.

The information phone for closings in Frankfurt is Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On May 1, the hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The number is: 0800 589 20 07.

On local public transport Tram lines 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17 operate differently. There are also bus lines 32, 34, 36, 50, 54, 58, 64, 72 and 75. There are no restrictions on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn except for the U3, which only serves Oberursel station. until 1:30 p.m. The U4, U6 and U7 metro lines are operating with additional cars and offer more space than usual. Like many bus lines, the U7 runs every 15 minutes from around 8am instead of every 30 minutes.

All of the information Timetables and diversions are available from the RMV service hotline on 069 242 480 24 or on the Internet at: www.trafiq.de tim

There is also a junior race in the categories U23, U19, U11 to U17 and the mini tour for children from 2 to 12 years old. There is also an inclusion run of 30 children who have joined forces from two schools. You ride on the circuit in the city center.

Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race 2022: Better come to the party by S-Bahn

The large party area of ​​Camp Phönix is ​​located in Eschborn – with a stage and a large screen. There are a few parking spaces, but visitors and participants are recommended to use the S-Bahn. The area will be cordoned off at 10 p.m. Saturday so that construction work for the 2022 Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race can begin.

The 2022 Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race on television

Hessischer Rundfunk (hr) will also broadcast the Eschborn-Frankfurt cycle race live on TV and the Internet from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in 2022. If you look closely at the aerial photos, you will probably discover colorful messages on the ground. Here the Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) explains what it is.

In Frankfurt, the new entrance will be closed to car traffic from 8:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., the circuit from approximately 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Nordwestkreuz exit will not be accessible from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be 540 marshals assisted by the police. There will be locks for residents at selected points. The organizers distributed 100,000 letters.

This year, the cycling elite will once again cross the Taunusanlage during the Eschborn-Frankfurt Classic on May 1.
This year, the cycling elite will once again cross the Taunusanlage during the Eschborn-Frankfurt Classic on May 1. © Renate Hoyer

A total of 16 tram and bus lines are to be interrupted. “This is a long-established procedure that we have been doing for many years,” says Klaus Linek, spokesman for Frankfurt’s local public transport company. The S-Bahn operates without restrictions. There are only a few restrictions on the U3, which only runs from Südbahnhof to Oberursel until 1.30 p.m. “Anyone who informs themselves is guaranteed to achieve their goal,” Linek emphasizes. (Timour Tinc)

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