John Degenkolb wins the 2015 Milan-San Remo

-German Giant-Alpecin rider sprints to victory ahead of Alexander Kristoff and Michael Matthews. -Photos by Graham Watson

John Degenkolb wins the 2015 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) sprinted to victory at the 2015 Milan-San Remo from a reduced peloton as a number of pre-race favourites were distanced on the Poggio, with several riders being taken down by crashes.

The German rider took the first monument win of the season ahead of sprint rivals Alexander Kristoff (Katusha), Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) who finished in second, third and fourth respectively.

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Richard Windsor

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