3-Länder-Tour

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3-Länder-Tour
Race details
DateMid September
RegionCentral Germany
English nameThree Länder Tour of Sparkassen Versicherung
Local name(s)3-Länder-Tour der Sparkassen Versicherung (in German)
DisciplineRoad
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
History
First edition1982 (1982)
Editions26
Final edition2007
First winner Thomas Freienstein (GER)
Final winner Thomas Dekker (NED)

The 3-Länder-Tour der Sparkassen Versicherung was a multi-stage road bicycle race held around three Länder of Germany: Hessen, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg. From 2005 until 2007 it was part of the UCI Europe Tour, being organised as a 2.1 race.

The race was previously known as Hessen-Rundfahrt, taking place in the Bundesland of Hessen, but in 2006 it expanded its territory to take place in the states of Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg.[1][2]

Winners' podium at Stage 1 of the 2006 3-Länder-Tour in Kassel

Winners[edit]

Year Country Rider Team
1982  West Germany Thomas Freienstein
1983  Czechoslovakia Ludek Kubias
1984  West Germany Thomas Freienstein
1985  West Germany Hartmut Bölts
1986  West Germany Christian Henn
1987  East Germany Jens Heppner SG Wismut Gera
1988  Soviet Union Pavel Tonkov
1989  Great Britain Matthew Stephens Hemel Hempstead CC
1990  France Christophe Capelle
1991  New Zealand Brian Fowler
1992  Germany Bert Dietz
1993  Germany Ralf Schmidt
1994  Czech Republic Pavel Padrnos


1995  Czech Republic Pavel Padrnos
1996  Germany Ralf Grabsch PSV Köln
1997  Germany Christian Henn Team Telekom
1998  Germany Grischa Niermann Die Continentale
1999  Germany Jens Zemke Team Nürnberger
2000  Germany Tobias Steinhauser Gerolsteiner
2001  Denmark Michael Blaudzun CSC–Tiscali
2002  Germany Uwe Peschel Gerolsteiner
2003  France Cédric Vasseur Cofidis
2004  Germany Sebastian Lang Gerolsteiner
2005  Poland Cezary Zamana Action–Ati
2006  Germany Sebastian Lang Gerolsteiner
2007  Netherlands Thomas Dekker Rabobank

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hessen Rundfahrt". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Länder-Tour". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 7 February 2016.

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