John Degenkolb makes it four on Vuelta a Espana stage 17

German sprinter John Degenkolb takes bunch sprint; Alberto Contador remains in overall lead

John Degenkolb wins stage seventeen of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) took his fourth stage win of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday, winning the bunch sprint.

Points classification leader Degenkolb opened up his sprint late on stage 17 to out-pace his rivals, with Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) coming in for second and Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) in third, showing he's in good shape ahead of the World Championships at the end of the month.

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