John Degenkolb completes Vuelta hat-trick in Logrono

The German sprinter holds off Tom Boonen in frantic sprint finish to end stage 12

John Degenkolb wins stage twelve of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) claimed his third victory of this year’s Vuelta a Espana after a frantic finale in Logrono today.

A messy sprint saw a select group of 13 riders approach the line together, and despite attacks by Fabian Cancellara (Trek) and Tom Boonen (Omega-Pharma - Quick-Step), Degenkolb had the measure of those in his wheel.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.