World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop

Article Id: WHEBN0023004155
Reproduction Date:

Title: Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Fabian Wegmann, Simon Špilak, Frankfurt, 2014 UCI Europe Tour, Rick Zabel
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop

Rund um den Henninger-Turm

The Henninger-Turm (Tower) building in Frankfurt am Main.
Race details
Date May 1
Region Frankfurt, Germany
English name Lap of the Henninger Tower
Local name(s) Rund um den Henninger-Turm (German)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type One-day
First edition 1962 (1962)
Editions 53 (as of 2014)
First winner  Armand Desmet (BEL)
Most wins  Erik Zabel (GER) (3 wins)
Most recent  Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) leads team mate Marcus Zberg into the final sprint of the 2005 race. Eventual winner Erik Zabel (in pink) is hidden in fourth place.

The Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop (until 2008 Rund um den Henninger-Turm, sometimes called the Frankfurt Grand Prix in English; in 2010 Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt) is a semi classic cycling race around Frankfurt am Main with the start and finish on Darmstädter Landstraße outside the Henninger-Turm (Tower), a grain silo belonging to the Henninger brewery which backs the event. The race takes place on a complicated route in the Taunus mountains west of the city with around 1500m (5,000 feet) of climbing. The climbs of the Ruppershain, Feldberg and Mammolshain have been regular features; the Mammolshain has a 26% gradient and is climbed twice in the race. The race concludes with three laps of 4.5 kilometres in the centre of Frankfurt.


The race, organised for many years by brothers Hermann and Erwin Moos, began in 1962 with Henninger as main sponsor to publicise the Henninger Tower opened in 1961. The event received classic status in 1967 when Paris–Brussels was forced off the calendar due to traffic problems.

The race had a British winner in 1966 when Jean-Marie Wampers (1986, 1989), and German Fabian Wegmann in 2009 and 2010. The most victories are by Erik Zabel with wins in 1999, 2002 and 2005.

Rund um den Henninger-Turm was part of the UCI Road World Cup for one year, 1995, with the HEW Cyclassic in Hamburg getting the German leg of the series. The event is also not part of the UCI ProTour. Observers say holding the race on 1 May, often midweek, counts against it.

In November 2007, organiser Bernd Moos said Henninger would stop backing the race after 2008. He said that after 46 years Henninger was pulling out because of economic conditions.[1] In January 2009 Moos said that the race would continue as the Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop, named for new sponsors, Frankfurt and the neighboring town of Eschborn, which would also be the start of the race.[2][3] The race will no longer pass the Henninger Tower.

Race winners

Rider Team
1962 Desmet, ArmandArmand Desmet (BEL) Flandria-Faema-Clément
1963 Junkermann, HansHans Junkermann (GER) Wiel's-Groene Leeuw
1964 Roman, ClémentClément Roman (BEL) Flandria-Roméo
1965 Stablinski, JeanJean Stablinski (FRA) Ford France-Gitane
1966 Hoban, BarryBarry Hoban (GBR) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1967 Van Rijckeghem, DanielDaniel Van Rijckeghem (BEL) Mann-Grundig
1968 Beugels, EddyEddy Beugels (NED) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1969 Pintens, Georges(BEL) Mann-Grundig
1970 Altig, RudiRudi Altig (GER) G.B.C.-Zimba
1971 Merckx, EddyEddy Merckx (BEL) Molteni
1972 Bellone, GilbertGilbert Bellone (FRA) Rokado
1973 Pintens, Georges(BEL) Rokado-De Gribaldy

1975 Schuiten, RoyRoy Schuiten (NED)
1976 Maertens, FreddyFreddy Maertens (BEL) Flandria-Velda
1977 Knetemann, GerrieGerrie Knetemann (NED)
1978 Braun, GregorGregor Braun (GER) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1979 Willems, DanielDaniel Willems (BEL) Ijsboerke-Warncke Eis
1980 Baronchelli, GianbattistaGianbattista Baronchelli (ITA) Bianchi-Piaggio
1981 Jacobs, JosJos Jacobs (BEL) Capri Sonne
1982 Peeters, LudoLudo Peeters (BEL)
1983 Peeters, LudoLudo Peeters (BEL)
1984 Anderson, PhilPhil Anderson (AUS)
1985 Anderson, PhilPhil Anderson (AUS)
1986 Wampers, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Wampers (BEL) Hitachi-Splendor
1987 Lauritzen, Dag OttoDag Otto Lauritzen (NOR) 7 Eleven
1988 Dernies, MichelMichel Dernies (BEL) Lotto-Eddy Merckx
1989 Wampers, Jean-MarieJean-Marie Wampers (BEL)
1990 Wegmüller, ThomasThomas Wegmüller (SUI) Weinmann-SMM Uster
1991 Bruyneel, JohanJohan Bruyneel (BEL)
1992 Van Den Abeele, FrankFrank Van Den Abeele (BEL)
1993 Sørensen, RolfRolf Sørensen (DNK)
1994 Ludwig, OlafOlaf Ludwig (GER)
1995 Frattini, FrancescoFrancesco Frattini (ITA)
1996 Zberg, BeatBeat Zberg (SUI)
1997 Bartoli, MicheleMichele Bartoli (ITA)
1998 Baldato, FabioFabio Baldato (ITA)
1999 Zabel, ErikErik Zabel (GER)
2000 Hundertmarck, KaiKai Hundertmarck (GER)
2001 Zberg, MarcusMarcus Zberg (SUI)
2002 Zabel, ErikErik Zabel (GER)
2003 Rebellin, DavideDavide Rebellin (ITA)
2004 Kroon, KarstenKarsten Kroon (NED)
2005 Zabel, ErikErik Zabel (GER)
2006 Garzelli, StefanoStefano Garzelli (ITA)
2007 Sinkewitz, PatrikPatrik Sinkewitz (GER)
2008 Kroon, KarstenKarsten Kroon (NED)
2009 Wegmann, FabianFabian Wegmann (GER)
2010 Wegmann, FabianFabian Wegmann (GER)
2011 Degenkolb, JohnJohn Degenkolb (GER)
2012 Moser, MorenoMoreno Moser (ITA)
2013 Špilak, SimonSimon Špilak (SLO)
2014 Kristoff, AlexanderAlexander Kristoff (NOR)


  1. ^ Official website. Announces withdrawal of Henninger Bräu AG as main sponsors.
  2. ^ (New) official website. Announces new name and main sponsors. (in German)
  3. ^ Cyclingnews report in English
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.