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Eschborn-Frankfurt:
Rund um den Finanzplatz (WorldTour), Germany

Eschborn-Frankfurt, Rund um den Finanzplatz is a single-day race that winds around the Taunus hills (some of which are quite steep) west of Frankfurt.

Since 1968 it has been held on May 1.

First held in 1962 and named Rund um den Henninger Turm, it was mainly sponsored by Henninger Beer. To help publicize the brand, the race started and ended at the Henninger Turm (tower), the firm's grain silo.

Henninger's sponsorship of the race ended in 2008 because of the poor economy. The organizers found new sponsors in the cities of Eschborn and Frankfurt and the race was rechristened the Eschborn-Franfurt City Loop and in 2010 it was renamed Rund um den Finanzplaz Eschborn-Frankfurt.

In 2005 the UCI elevated Eschborn-Frankfurt to HC status.

Complete podium history:

Year

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Average Speed
km/hr

1962 Armand Desmet
7hr 2min 15sec
Huub Zilverberg
@ 3min 20sec
Rik van Looy
@ 5min 30sec
255 km 36.234
1963 Hans Junkermann
6hr 54min 30sec
Willi Altig
@ s.t.
Jean Stablinski
@ 1min 50sec
250 km 36.188
1964 Clément Roman
7hr 33min 5sec
François Mahé
@ s.t.
Yvo Molenaers
@ s.t.
279 km 36.946
1965 Jean Stablinski
5hr 39min 33sec
Frans Verbeeck
@ 1min 36sec
Georges Vanconingsloo
@ s.t.
222 km 39.228
1966 Barry Hoban
5hr 42min 20sec
Walter Godefroot
@ 38sec
Willy Planckaert
@ s.t.
221 km 38.734
1967 Daniel van Rijckeghem
5hr 55min 35sec
Willy Planckaert
@ s.t.
Georges Vanconingsloo
@ s.t.
227 km 38.303
1968 Eddy Beugels
6hr 9min 16sec
Valère van Sweevelt
@ 5sec
Herman van Springel
@ s.t.
230 km 37.371
1969 Georges Pintens
5hr 48min 10sec
Michele Dancelli
@ 10sec
Herman van Springel
@ 1min 20sec
230 km 39.636
1970 Rudi Altig
6hr 1min 22sec
Joop Zoetemelk
@ 8sec
Ottavio Crepaldi
@ 12sec
225 km 37.358
1971 Eddy Merckx
5hr 49min 5sec
Joseph Deschoenmaecker
@ 21sec
Lucien Aimar
@ 56sec
225 km 38.672
1972 Gilbert Bellone
5hr 37min 22sec
Eddy Merckx
@ 51sec
Noel van Tyghem
@ 53sec
215 km 38.237
1973 Georges Pintens
6hr 15min 20sec
Jürgen Tschan
@ 59sec
Freddy Maertens
@ 2min 57sec
228 km 36.447
1974 Walter Godefroot
5hr 49min 5sec
Eddy Merckx
@ s.t.
Frans Verbeeck
@ s.t.
228 km 39.188
1975 Roy Schuiten
5hr 42min 20sec
Frans Verbeeck
@ 40sec
Walter Godefroot
@ s.t.
228 km 39.961
1976 Freddy Maertens
6hr 4min 2sec
Frans Verbeeck
@ s.t.
Roger de Vlaeminck
@ s.t.
228 km 37.578
1977 Gerrie Knetemann
5hr 27min 10sec
Dietrich Thurau
@ 2min 43sec
Frans Verbeeck
@ 3min 30sec
229 km 41.996
1978 Gregor Braun
5hr 46min 25sec
Rudy Pevenage
@ s.t.
Hennie Kuiper
@ s.t.
224 km 38.797
1979 Daniel Willems
5hr 56min 18sec
Henk Lubberding
@ s.t.
Gregor Braun
@ s.t.
224 km 37.721
1980 Giambattista Baronchellli
6hr 41min 36sec
Francesco Moser
@ 35sec
Alfons de Wolf
@ s.t.
249 km 37.201
1981 Jozef Jacobs
6hr 43min 52sec
Dietrich Thurau
@ 5sec
Daniel Willems
@ 10sec
242 km 35.592
1982 Ludo Peeters
6hr 34min 3sec
Jostein Wilmann
@ 5sec
Sean Kelly
@ 6sec
242 km 36.848
1983 Ludo Peeters
6hr 29min 19sec
Léo van Vliet
@ 14sec
Luc Colijn
@ s.t.
242 km 37.296
1984 Phil Anderson
6hr 5min 9sec
Eric Vanderaerden
@ 20sec
Sean Kelly
@ s.t.
242 km 39.764
1985 Phil Anderson
6hr 11min 6sec
Johan Lammerts
@ s.t.
Rolf Golz
@ s.t.
242 km 39.126
1986 Jan-Marie Wampers
6hr 18min 44sec
Steve Bauer
@ 19sec
Michael Wilson
@ 21sec
252 km 39.922
1987 Dag-Otto Lauritzen
6hr 11min 17sec
Peter Stevenhaagen
@ s.t.
Henk Lubberding
@ s.t.
252 km 47.705
1988 Michel Dernies
6hr 37min 44sec
Rolf Sörensen
@ 31sec
Giovanni Montavani 252 km 38.015
1989 Jean-Marie Wampers
6hr 43min 56sec
Martial Gayant
@ 38sec
Claudio Chiappucci
@ s.t.
252 km 37.432
1990 Thomas Wegmüller
5hr 58min 34sec
Jan Wijnants
@ 40sec
Peter Winnen
@ s.t.
210 km 35.140
1991 Johan Bruyneel
6hr 6min 42sec
Johan Museeuw
@ 39sec
Martin Earley
@ s.t.
205 km 33.542
1992 Frank Van den Abbelle
5hr 11min 48sec
Claudio Chiappucci
@ 35sec
Frans Maassen
@ 41sec
209 km 40.218
1993 Rolf Sörensen
5hr 22min 58sec
Maximilian Sciandri
@ 33sec
Eddy Bouwmans
@ s.t.
209 km 38.827
1994 Olaf Ludwig
5hr 10min 17sec
Andreas Kappes
@ s.t.
Emmanuel Magnien
@ s.t.
209 km 40.414
1995 Francesco Frattini
6hr 25min 5sec
Jens Heppner
@ s.t.
Massimo Podenza
@ 3sec
252 km 39.260
1996 Beat Zberg
6hr 31min 25sec
Jens Heppner
@ s.t.
Rolf Sorensen
@ s.t.
255 km 39.088
1997 Michele Bartoli
4hr 53min 30sec
Bjarne Riis
@ 2sec
Mauro Gianetti
@ 1min 11sec
206 km 42.112
1998 Fabio Baldato
5hr 0min 14sec
Nicolai-Bo Larsen
@ s.t.
Stefano Garzelli
@ s.t.
206 km 41.168
1999 Erik Zabel
5hr 30min 40sec
Leon van Bon
@ s.t.
Alberto Ongarato
@ s.t.
206 km 33.19
2000 Kai Hundertmark
5hr 1min 8sec
Matteo Tosatto
@ 18sec
Jens Heppner
@ s.t.
206 km 41.04
2001 Marcus Zberg
5hr 5min 35sec
Davide Rebellin
@ s.t.
Kurt Van de Wouwer
@ 5sec
206 km 40.447
2002 Erik Zabel
5hr 0min 17sec
Jo Planckaert
@ s.t.
Serguei Ivanov
@ s.t.
206 km 41.161
2003 Davide Rebellin
5hr 9min 17sec
Erik Zabel
@ 4sec
Igor Astarloa
@ s.t.
208 km 40.351
2004 Karsten Kroon
5hr 21min 10sec
Danilo Hondo
@ s.t.
Johan Coenen
@ s.t.
205 km 38.297
2005 Erik Zabel
5hr 10min 34sec
Alejandro Borrajo
@ s.t.
Markus Zberg
@ s.t.
211.3 km 40.822
2006 Stefano Garzelli
4hr 34min 20sec
Gérald Ciolek
@ s.t.
Danilo Hondo
@ s.t.
190.2 km 41.599
2007 Patrik Sinkewitz
4hr 46min 54sec
Kurt-Asle Arvesen
@ 4sec
Dario Cataldo
@ 5sec
190.7 km 39.881
2008 Karsten Kroon
4hr 25min 36sec
Davide Rebellin
@ s.t.
Mauricio Ardila
@ s.t.
179 km 40.436
2009 Fabian Wegmann
4hr 35min 40sec
Karsten Kroon
@ s.t.
Christian Knees
@ 19sec
190.8 km 44.528
2010 Fabian Wegmann
4hr 53min 22sec
Geert Verheyen
@ s.t.
Bert Scheirlinckx
@ s.t.
202.7 km 41.457
2011 John Degenkolb
4hr 50min 49sec
Jérôme Baugnies
@ s.t.
Michael Matthews
@ s.t.
202.7 km 41.571
2012 Moreno Moser
4hr 54min 15sec
Dominik Nerz
@ 5sec
Sergey Firsanov
@ s.t.
200 km 40.782
2013 Simon Spilak
4hr 52min 7sec
Moreno Moser
@ s.t.
André Greipel
@ s.t.
200.6 km 41.203
2014 Alexander Kristoff
4hr 49min 31sec
John Degenkolb
@ s.t.
Jérôme Baugnies
@ s.t.
200.9 km 41.633
2015 2015 edition cancelled because of terrorist threats
2016 Alexander Kristoff
5hr 0min 2sec
Maximiliano Richeze
@ s.t.
Sam Bennett
@ s.t.
206.9 km 41.375 km/hr
2017 Alexander Kristoff
5hr 29min 32sec
Rick Zabel
@ s.t.
John Degenkolb
@ s.t.
218.7 km 39.820