Grand Depart

The Conquest of the Nürburgring

On Saturday things heat up on the Nürburgring. Road cyclists, mountain bikers, racers and 24-hour cyclists… they can all let off steam on the Formula 1 asphalt today. It is recommended finding a place to watch near the start and finish stretches, just a few meters from the stage and the Expo.

Starting from 11:30 a.m. thousands of athletes will gather on the starting stretch for the Grand Départ. At half past noon, the fast road riders first dash across the starting line to burn their races of 25, 75 or 150 kilometers into the tarmac, before the heart of the event is due around 12:50 p.m.: The 24-hour riders will be rolling the first meters of many, many kilometers that still lie ahead of them. Accordingly, the spectators can expect a mix of tension, joy, exuberance, fighting spirit… in short: concentrated emotion that no cycling fan can escape of.

(Changes in scheduling possible – see current timetable)