John Degenkolb fired up for Het Nieuwsblad

John Degenkolb wins stage, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 21

German sprinter John Degenkolb starts his classics season tomorrow in Ghent, Belgium, with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, and hopes to come out of it a star.

"It's a great feeling to roll to the start with all the fans. It's special to sign on in Ghent in the big square. It's like in the Tour of Flanders, in Brugge, you feel like a rock star on the podium in front of all the crowds," Degenkolb told Cycling Weekly. "The passion of cycling in Belgium can't be compared."

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