John Degenkolb happy with Ghent-Wevelgem win after San Remo disappointment

German strongman sprinter John Degenkolb now has Tour of Flanders in his sights

John Degenkolb wins the 2014 Ghent-Wevelgem

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German John Degenkolb's emotions came out today after winning Ghent-Wevelgem. He expressed his disappointment in Milan-San Remo and his joy in sprinting ahead of the field in the small Flemish city of Wevelgem.

"I lived through the most disappointing day of my cycling career last Sunday in San Remo," Degenkolb said in a press conference. "Everything went 100 per cent better for me today. I am very happy to win this race."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.