Start in Coesfeld and the wind blows the field with 70 km/h. Lucas Carstensen make it into the lead group before the big teams lock in on the next narrow lane in the peloton.
After that he is nearly 120km ahead and wins two point sprints. That alone is a great achievement. But behind Bora Hansgrohe speed up in the side wind sections, dismembered the bunch and ensures 100km large fight instead of controlled sprinter race.
Lucas Carstensen is the only one of the former top group in the first group, wins another sprint and is thus the winner of this rating. In the finish he acts with last power also in the sprint. It is even enough for 10th place while Max Walscheid, John Degenkolb and Nils Politt share the podium.
Just two riders from Continental teams were able to hold in the first group, the tireless Alexander Krieger and Lucas Carstensen. Behind Lucas, well-known riders like Edvald Boasson Hagen and Fernando Gaviria cross the finish line. The starlist of the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro was higher quality than ever before with 7 World Tour teams and many world class riders. In addition there were 2 ½ hours live broadcast on television and a great audience. You can tell that professional cycling in Germany again move up.