John Degenkolb wins stage three of Paris-Nice to take race lead

Giant-Shimano's fast finisher finally gets it right at the Mangy Cours circuit after two near misses.

John Degenkolb wins Stage 3 of the 2014 Paris-Nice

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

John Degenkolb moved into the race lead at Paris-Nice after winning stage three of the race at the Magny Cours circuit in Nevers today.

The German had finished second in the first two bunch sprints of this year's race, but comfortably crossed the line ahead of Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar).

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.