German sprinter John Degenkolb continues to accumulate victories for Giant-Shimano
German sprinter John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) has added another win to his impressive list of 2014 victories, taking the bunch sprint at the end of Paris-Bourges on Thursday.
Degenkolb out-paced Yauheni Hutarovich (Ag2r) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) to successfully repeat his win from 2013 in the 190.3-kilometre, UCI 1.1-ranked race.
Degenkolb adds Paris-Bourges to his victories in Ghent-Wevelgem, three stages of the Tour of the Mediterranean, a stage of Paris-Nice and four stages of the Vuelta a Espana along with the points classification. He also placed second in Paris-Roubaix behind Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in what has been his most successful season to date, during which he has proved his versatility.
Degenkolb’s season nearly ended early after an infection flared up as a result of an injury sustained during the Vuelta. He ended up in hospital on antibiotics and missed the team time trial event with Giant-Shimano at the world championships. He bounced back to place ninth in the elite men’s road race.
1. John Degenkolb (Ger) Giant-Shimano in 4-25-58
2. Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2r La Mondiale
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing
4. Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Roubaix Lille Metropole
5. Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
6. Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr
7. Antoine Demoitie (Bel) Wallonie-Bruxelles
8. Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) IAM Cycling
9. Matti Breschel (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
10. Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Cofidis all same time
Germany is set to enter the elite men’s UCI Road World Championship tomorrow with John Degenkolb as its “Plan A”…
German quadruple Vuelta a Espana stage winner John Degenkolb in hospital after infection flared up
German sprinter John Degenkolb takes bunch sprint; Alberto Contador remains in overall lead