Maximilian Schachmann

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Maximilian Schachmann
20180926 UCI Road World Championships Innsbruck Men's ITT Maximilian Schachmann 850 9800.jpg
Schachmann in 2018
Personal information
Born (1994-01-09) 9 January 1994 (age 26)
Berlin, Germany
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamBora–Hansgrohe
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional teams
2013Thüringer Energie Team
2014Development Team Giant–Shimano
2017–2018Quick-Step Floors
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2018)

Stage races

Paris–Nice (2020)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2019)
GP Industria & Artigianato (2019)

Maximilian Schachmann (born 9 January 1994) is a German cyclist,[3][4][5][6] who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.[7]

In 2012, he was nominated Germany's 'Cyclist of the Year'. In May 2018, he was named in the startlist for the 2018 Giro d'Italia,[8] where he won stage 18.[9]

Early life[edit]

Schachmann was born in Berlin and grew up on the outskirts of the city. His school was 6 km (3.7 mi) away from his home and since buses only ran once an hour, he took the bicycle to school, igniting his interest in pursuing cycling as a career.[10]


2017–2018: Quick-Step Floors[edit]

Schachmann turned professional in 2017 with Quick-Step Floors. He had to end his season early after a crash on stage 5 of the Tour de Pologne.[11]

In 2018, Schachmann had a break-out season. After an eighth-place finish at the Flèche Wallonne, he went to his first Grand Tour, starting the 2018 Giro d'Italia. Here, he won the stage to Prato Nevoso. He added a bronze medal in the time trial at the UEC European Road Championships to his record as well as a stage win and third overall at the Deutschland Tour.[12]

2019–: Bora–Hansgrohe[edit]


For 2019, Schachmann moved to German squad Bora–Hansgrohe.[12] In March, he won a stage of the Volta a Catalunya.[13] At the Tour of the Basque Country, Schachmann won the stage-one time trial to take the overall lead, before securing two more stage wins on stages 3 and 4.[14] He then competed in the Ardennes classics, placing fifth at both the Amstel Gold Race and the Flèche Wallonne and then claimed third place at Liège–Bastogne–Liège.[15]

On 30 June, Schachmann won the German National Road Race Championships, coming in first in a Bora–Hansgrohe 1-2-3 finish during a demanding race in extreme heat of up to 40 °C (104 °F), where only 15 of 190 starters reached the finish line.[16] In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.[17] During the stage-13 time trial, he was on his way to post a good time, when he crashed near the end of the course. While he finished the stage, he was later diagnosed with multiple fractures to his hand and had to abandon the Tour.[18]


Schachmann at the 2020 Paris-Nice

At the beginning of the 2020 season, Schachmann placed second to Remco Evenepoel at the Volta ao Algarve.[19] In March 2020, Schachmann won Paris–Nice in an edition shortened by one stage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He won the first stage and then held on to an eventual lead of 18 seconds over Tiesj Benoot to become the fifth German winner of the event and first German since Tony Martin in 2011.[20][21]

Major results[edit]

2nd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
9th Time trial, UEC European Junior Road Championships
9th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
5th Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
5th Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
8th Overall Tour de Berlin
1st MaillotAlemania.PNG Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour Alsace
1st Jersey blue.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
2nd Overall Tour de Berlin
3rd Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
7th Overall Giro della Valle d'Aosta
1st Stage 3
National Road Championships
4th Time trial
5th Road race
4th Overall Ster ZLM Toer
10th Le Samyn
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 18
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 1–5
1st Stage 6 Volta a Catalunya
2nd Classic Sud-Ardèche
3rd Bronze medal europe.svg Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
3rd Overall Deutschland Tour
1st Stage 2
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Overall BinckBank Tour
7th Overall Volta ao Algarve
8th La Flèche Wallonne
1st MaillotAllemania.svg Road race, National Road Championships
1st GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
1st Stage 5 Volta a Catalunya
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
5th Amstel Gold Race
5th La Flèche Wallonne
10th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 (ITT), 3 & 4
10th Overall Tour of California
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Paris–Nice
1st Stage 1
2nd Overall Volta ao Algarve

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 31
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ a b "BORA - hansgrohe". Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "With Christoph Pfingsten, BORA – hansgrohe completes its roster for 2019". Bora–Hansgrohe. Denk Pro Cycling GmbH & Co. KG. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Maximilian Schachmann". EuroSport. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Maximilian Schachmann". Cyclingdatabase. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Maximilian Schachmann". Rad-net. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Maximilian Schachmann sait tout faire". DirectVelo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  7. ^ Ryan, Barry (28 December 2019). "2020 Team Preview: Bora-Hansgrohe". Future plc. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  8. ^ "2018: 101st Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Schachmann gewinnt Bergankunft - Yates bangt um Gesamtsieg". Der Spiegel (in German). 24 May 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Immer weiter bergauf" (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 6 January 2019. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Quick-Step's Schachmann calls end to 2017 season - News shorts". 15 August 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Bora-Hansgrohe sign Schachmann on two-year deal". 19 September 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Catalunya stage 5: Schachmann wins solo; Lopez leads overall". VeloNews. 29 March 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  14. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (11 April 2019). "Tour of the Basque Country: Schachmann wins another on stage 4". Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Schachmann Dritter bei Lüttich-Bastogne-Lüttich" (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 29 April 2019. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Berliner Radprofi Schachmann ist deutscher Straßenmeister" (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. 30 June 2019. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  17. ^ "2019: 106th Tour de France: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Schachmann out of Tour de France with broken hand after TT crash". 20 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Volta ao Algarve stage 5: Remco Evenepoel tops Rohan Dennis to win TT and secure overall". VeloNews. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  20. ^ McLaughlin, Luke (14 March 2020). "Max Schachmann triumphs at Paris-Nice as Nairo Quintana takes final stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  21. ^ "Schachmann holt Gesamtsieg bei Paris-Nizza". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.

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