Lower Saxony tour
The International Lower Saxony Tour (LOTTO Tour) is a multi-day cycle race that has been held annually in April since 1977 .
The stage race is organized by the International Lower Saxony Tour Association , which tries to touch as many regions of Lower Saxony as possible during the cycle race by selecting the start and destination locations . The tour was also organized under the name ODDSET tour in the early 2000s.
The Elite Tour of Lower Saxony was part of the German Championship (TUI Cup) and was most recently in category 2.1 in the UCI calendar . classified. Until the abolition of the division of cycling into professionals and amateurs in 1995 ( standard license ), the Lower Saxony tour was considered one of the most important amateur cycling races in the world. In the 1980s , the race was largely dominated by drivers from the GDR , who were otherwise only allowed to shine in the Peace Drive. In 2006, Alessandro Petacchi from Team Milram set a new record: The Italian professional cyclist was the first to win all individual stages and the overall standings.
The doping scandal, which has been simmering for some time, has led to the withdrawal of numerous sponsors, including Volkswagen , from the Lower Saxony Tour, so that the 2008 race had to be canceled. The tour was continued as a junior race.
|year||Overall rating||Scoring||Young talent evaluation||Mountain scoring|
|2009||Let Norman Hansen||-||-||-|
|2012||Piotr Havik||Pascal Ackermann||Mathias Krigbaum||Emil Ravnsholt|
|2013||Mads Rahbek||Christian Koch||Nicolay Cherkasov||Lindsay De Vylder|
|2014||Sven Reutter||Jonas Bokeloh||Frederik Poulsen||Frederik Poulsen|
|2015||Leo Appelt||Max Kanter||Bastian Flicke||Siim Kiskonen|
|2016||Iver knots||Colin Heiderscheid||Andreas Leknessund||Ide Schelling|
|2017||Søren Wœrenskjold||Søren Wœrenskjold||Søren Wœrenskjold||Olav Hjemsaeter|
Records and superlatives of the tour
- Carsten Wolf achieved the most stage wins with 13 successes.
- The longest round trip took place in 1996 with 1,699.3 kilometers, the shortest with 622.5 kilometers in 1977.
- The highest average speed was achieved in 1980 with 47.158 kilometers / hour.
- The slowest round trip was in 1979 (in very bad weather) with 38.814 kilometers / hour.
- The longest stage with 237.1 kilometers led from Groningen to Melle in 1997 .
- The youngest overall winner in 1991 was Lubor Tesar at the age of 19, the oldest winner was Helmut Wechselberger at the age of 33 in 1987
- Thomas Liese was able to book the most participations with 15 starts .
- Lutz Lehmann won most of the special ratings (sprint rating, mountain rating , eventing rating ) with seven successes.
- The longest solo trip on one stage was made by Rolf Aldag in 2004 with 118 kilometers .
- ↑ a b Association of International Lower Saxony Round Trip eV (ed.): 30th Oddset round trip. Press kit . Hanover 2006, p. 29 .