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Stage 1 on Friday 15th July – Gotha 67km

Stage 2 on Saturday 16th July – Erfurt 103km


Stage 3 on Sunday 17th July – Altenburg 115km


Stage 4 on Monday 18th July -Zeulenroda Lakes ITT 19km


Stage 5 on Tuesday 19th July – Greiz 99km



Stage 6 on Wednesday 20th July – Schleiz 130km



Stage 7 on Thursday 21st July – Gera 131km

The weather will be mostly fine with occasional showers, temperatures in the low to mid 20s °C. Wind will be in the teens.

The teams and their GC contenders are Wiggle H5 (Johansson, Longo Borghini), Boels Dolmans (Blaak, van Dijk), RaboLiv (Vos), Canyon SRAM (Brennauer, Worrack), Orica AIS (Garfoot, Elvin, Spratt), Cervelo Bigla (Moolman Pasio, Lepisto), UHC (Rivera, K Hall), Tibco-SVB (Stephens, L Hall), BTC City Ljubljana (Bujak, Pavlukhina), Parkhotel Valkenburg (Ensing, Solovei), UK team (Pooley, Barnes, Weaver) and Norwegian team (Heine). Start list rounded out by Vitalogic Astrokalb, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Israel, Maxx Solar and Team WNT.

Blaak, Vos or Brennauer to win I think. I’ll go for Brennauer as she has Worrack back to help her. I seem to pick whoever ends up third though :O