John Degenkolb wins Vattenfall Cyclassics 2013

John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) took the bunch sprint at the end of the 2013 edition of the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday.

Degenkolb made up for a disappointing Tour de France campaign by out-pacing his rivals to scoop the one-day WorldTour race - only his second victory of the season after taking a stage of the Giro d'Italia in May.

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) came home for second, with Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) in third.

British rider Ian Stannard (Sky) had been part of a late attacking group, but they were caught in the finale to set up the inevitable bunch gallop.

Jonny McEvoy (NetApp-Endura) was the highest-placed British rider at the finish, in 57th spot and nine seconds behind Degenkolb.

Result

Vattenfall Cyclassics 2013, 246km

1. John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano in 5-45-16

2. Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol at same time

3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha at 1 sec

4. Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar

5. Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale

6. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM

7. Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep

8. Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing

9. Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff

10. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ all same time

John Degenkolb celebrates in Hamburg

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.