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

Frankfurt / Eschborn – The big bicycle scene in Frankfurt returns on Sunday (May 1, 2022). Following the cancellation in 2020 due to the corona, the postponement last year to September 19 without spectators and no support program at all, the year 2022 is the big comeback of the 61st edition of the Eschborn-Frankfurt bike race on May 1st. The organizers are convinced that “Labor Day” will once again be a cycling holiday. There are no corona requirements for the supporting program in the outdoor areas and along the route. A mask should only be worn in the press center.

“Everyone is in the mood for an event,” says Agnes Lippmann, project manager at the Society for the Promotion of Cycling, which has been arranging the cycling classic since 1962. There will be a total of over 75 exhibitors at the venue in Eschborn and in the Alte Oper. “Everything is reminiscent of 2019,” Lippmann says happily.

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

Nothing will change for the professionals on the 185-kilometer track in the Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 cycle race. From the start in Eschborn, it first goes to the center of Frankfurt for the first crossing of the finish line before entering the Taunus. A total of 3200 altitude meters must be mastered on the climbs to Feldberg, Ruppertshainer, Mammolshainer and Billtalhöhe. The fourth crossing of Mammolshainer Stich heralds the last hour’s race.

The 185 kilometer long cycle track for the elite. © red

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

Cycling Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022: The participant field

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

Cycling Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022: Up to 6000 amateur athletes are expected

Up to 6000 participants are expected for the course of amateur athletes. Start and finish are in Eschborn. There are three routes: 40, 80 and 100 kilometers. A change of distance is possible on the route itself. You can sign up online until April 28th. The documents are to be picked up at the convention site in Eschborn on 30 April. It is still possible to register on the race day itself. In recent years, the proportion of women has been between ten and 15 percent. “In absolute numbers, the trend is upward,” Pietsch says.

Traffic

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

The shutdowns also make it harder to see. Because if you want to be there on the steepest part of the race, on the climb in Mammolshain, and travel by car, the organizers recommend that you come early.

The information phone for the closures in Frankfurt are Friday and Saturday from 9.00 to 17.00. On May 1, the hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The number is: 0800 589 20 07.

In local public transport Tram lines 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17 run 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, with the exception of the U3, which only runs to Oberursel station until 13.30. The underground lines U4, U6 and U7 run with extra cars and offer more space than usual. Like many bus lines, the U7 runs every 15 minutes from around 1 p.m. 8 instead of every 30 minutes.

All information Timetables and redirects 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 between two and twelve years. There is also an inclusion race of 30 children who have joined together from two schools. You drive on the roundabout in the city center.

Bicycle race Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022: Better to get to the party by S-Bahn

The large party area at Camp Phönix is ​​located in Eschborn – with stage and big screen. There are some parking spaces, but visitors, like participants, are advised to travel by S-Bahn. The area will be cordoned off at 10 pm on Saturday so that construction for the Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 bicycle race can begin.

Bicycle race Eschborn-Frankfurt 2022 on TV

Hessischer Rundfunk (hr) will also broadcast the bicycle race Eschborn-Frankfurt live on TV and on the Internet from 12.00 to 17.00 in 2022. If you look closely at aerial photos, you will surely discover some colorful messages on the ground. Here, the Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) explains what these are all about.

In Frankfurt, the new entrance will be closed to car traffic from 8.00 am to 4.40 pm, the roundabout from 6.15 am to around 6.30 pm. The Nordwestkreuz exit will not be available from 08:00 until 13:00. There will be 540 marshals assisted by the police. There will be lock gates for residents at selected points. The organizers handed out 100,000 letters.

This year, the cycling elite is cycling again through the Taunusanlage at the Eschborn-Frankfurt classic on 1 May.
This year, the cycling elite is cycling again through the Taunusanlage at the Eschborn-Frankfurt classic on 1 May. © Renate Hoyer

A total of 16 tram and bus lines are to be discontinued. “This is a well-established procedure that we have been practicing for many years,” said Klaus Linek, spokesman for the local public transport company in Frankfurt. The S-Bahn runs without restrictions. There are only a few restrictions on the U3, which only runs from Südbahnhof to Oberursel until 1 p.m. 13.30. “Anyone who informs himself is guaranteed to reach his goal,” Linek emphasizes. (Timur Tinc)

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