John Degenkolb makes it two at the Vuelta a Espana

Stage five win for German sprinter John Degenkolb at the Vuelta a Espana; Michael Matthews retains overall lead

John Degenkolb wins stage five of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) won for the second day in a row at the Vuelta a Espana in another bunch sprint.

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) finished second but was unhappy with the German’s sprinting line in the finale. Bouhanni found no room to pass his rival on the inside between the barriers, and gesticulated as he crossed the line, apparently accusing Degenkolb of blocking him off.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.