Degenkolb just can't stop winning

vuelta, stage six, tour of spain, spain, rodriguez, froome, contador

John Degenkolb, now winner of three stages in the 2012 Vuelta, is a sprinter on a roll. After a disappointing Tour in which the Argos Shimano team's other German sprinter Marcel Kittel was forced to drop out with illness, the squad needed an invite from the Vuelta organisers to race in Spain.

And it looks like both sides have been well rewarded. "It's funny to think that less than a week ago I was winning my first ever stage in a Grand Tour and now I've won three," smiled a remarkably fresh-looking Degenkolb. "It was a hard finale, we were going right and left and up and down, but Team Sky did a great job for Swifty [Ben Swift] and then my team did their part too. When we got to the last corner I was well placed and it was up to me to finish the job."

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1