At the premiere of the Hamburg cycling race for professionals and everyone in 1996, already almost 100 of the world's best professional cyclists took part.
Jan Ullrich provided an enormous boost to the popularity of cycling in Germany in 1997 with a "double victory" in the Tour de France and the Hamburg race. With the awarding of World Cup status, the Hamburg Cycle Race reached its temporary peak in 1998. Since 2005, the BEMER Cyclassics has been held with the predicate of the cycling king class UCI WorldTour (formerly UCI ProTour), which the world federation UCI had introduced in the same year. This means that the event is now officially one of the most important one-day cycling races in the world. That it also deservedly belongs despite its comparatively young history is emphasized by race director Roland Hofer: "The BEMER Cyclassics with its profile primarily suits the sprinters, but ultimately it can be won by any big rider, and it's precisely races like this that are needed for a balanced UCI World Tour."
1996 Rossano Brasi (ITA) 1997 Jan Ullrich (GER) 1998 Leon Van Bon (NED) 1999 Mirko Celestino (ITA) 2000 Gabriele Missaglia (ITA) 2001 Erik Zabel (GER) 2002 Johan Museeuw (BEL) 2003 Paolo Bettini (ITA) 2004 Stuart O’Grady (AUS) 2005 Filippo Pozzato (ITA) 2006 Oscar Freire (ESP) 2007 Alessandro Ballan (ITA) 2008 Robbie McEwen (AUS) 2009 Tyler Farrar (USA) 2010 Tyler Farrar (USA) 2011 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 2012 Arnaud Démare (FRA) 2013 John Degenkolb (GER) 2014 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) 2015 André Greipel (GER) 2016 Caleb Ewan (AUS) 2017 Elia Viviani (ITA) 2018 Elia Viviani (ITA) 2019 Elia Viviani (ITA)
Die folgende Liste enthält alle Profi-Starter inkl. Ergebnisse seit 1998 und kann here. heruntergeladen werden.