Vattenfall Cyclassics

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Vattenfall Cyclassics
HEW Cyclassic 2004 kurz vor dem Start.JPG
Before the start of the 2004 HEW Cyclassics
Race details
Date Late July / August
Region Hamburg, Germany
Discipline Road race
Competition UCI ProTour
Type Single-day race
History
First edition 1996
Editions 12 (as of 2007)
First winner  Italy Rossano Brasi
Most recent  Italy Alessandro Ballan

The Vattenfall Cyclassics is a cycling race held every year in Hamburg, Germany.

It started as an unimportant race in 1996, but because cycling became very popular in Germany it was made a part of the UCI Road World Cup in 1998. Since 2005, it is a part of the UCI ProTour.

The route of the race changes, but is about 250 km long. During a number of laps through Hamburg, the Waseberg hill is climbed a several times. The cyclists also race over Hamburg's highest bridge Köhlbrandbrücke. Unlike many races the Cyclassic race almost never ends in a mass sprint, that is, with a lot of riders close together racing to the finish line.

There is an amateur part of the Cyclassics. Earlier on the day of the race there are three Jedermann-Rennen. Anybody (jedermann) with a ticket can take part in these races (rennen) over 55 km, 100 km and 155 km. Tickets must be reserved months in advance. In 2005 there were 20000 amateurs on the course.

The sponsor of the Cyclassics, was the Hamburg Electrizität Werke, Hamburg electricity plant or "HEW", after it became part of the big "Vattenfall" company the Cyclassic changed its name too, and from 2006 this cycling race has been known as the Vattenfall Cyclassics.


Winners[change | edit source]

HEW Cyclassics
year Cyclist Country
1996 Rossano Brasi  Italy
1997 Jan Ullrich  Germany
1998 Léon van Bon  Netherlands
1999 Mirko Celestino  Italy
2000 Gabriele Missaglia
2001 Erik Zabel  Germany
2002 Johan Museeuw  Belgium
2003 Paolo Bettini  Italy
2004 Stuart O'Grady  Australia
2005 Filippo Pozzato  Italy
Vattenfall Cyclassics
2006 Óscar Freire  Spain
2007 Alessandro Ballan  Italy
2008 Robbie McEwen  Australia
2009 Tyler Farrar United States
2010

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HEW Cyclassics

1996 - Rossano Brasi  1997 - Jan Ullrich  1998 - Léon van Bon  1999 - Mirko Celestino  2000 - Gabriele Missaglia  2001 - Erik Zabel  2002 - Johan Museeuw  2003 - Paolo Bettini  2004 - Stuart O'Grady  2005 - Filippo Pozzato 

Vattenfall Cyclassics

2006 - Óscar Freire  2007 - Alessandro Ballan