John Degenkolb in talks to extend with Argos-Shimano

John Degenkolb wins Vattenfall Cyclassics 2013

In-form German sprinter John Degenkolb is close to penning a contract extension with his Argos-Shimano team following a successful Tour de France debut.

The 24-year-old had reason to celebrate after the centenary edition but has not rested on his laurels with attention now turning to a world titles berth later this month.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.