Wednesday, May 8, 2013

John Degenkolb: BELIEVE




Taking it to the limit.



Today was a fantastic first victory in the corsa rosa for German sprinter John Degenkolb of Team Argos-Shimano. The young German rider is a talented sprinter that can climb well and showed grinta reeling in Marco Canola (Bardiani) and charged pass him to victory.


“When I crossed the finish line I couldn’t really enjoy it because I was so tired. After such a long sprint you are just completely empty. At the end I couldn’t see anything anymore—I was just trying to reach the line. This was one of the toughest wins of my career. But now that a bit of time has passed we can really enjoy the victory. We will definitely have some champagne tonight with the whole team, including all the staff, of course.” 


photos: Team Argos-Shimano










Love this video of Degenkolb with his young admirers.




Stage 5, Cosenza to Matera, 203 km:


1John DEGENKOLBGERARG4:37:48
2Angel VICIOSO ARCOSESPKAT+0
3Paul MARTENSGERBLA+0
4Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYACOLSKY+0
5Matteo TRENTINITAOPQ+0
6Jarlinson PANTANOCOLCOL+0
7Daniel OSSITABMC+0
8Jens KEUKELEIREBELOGE+0
9Grega BOLESLOVCD+0
10Tanel KANGERTESTAST+0



GC after Stage 5


1Luca PAOLINIItalyKAT19:56:39
2Rigoberto URAN URANColombiaSKY+17
3Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGASpainMOV+26
4Vincenzo NIBALIItalyAST+31
5Ryder HESJEDALCanadaGRS+34
6Bradley WIGGINSGreat BritainSKY+34
7Giampaolo CARUSOItalyKAT+36
8Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYAColombiaSKY+37
9Mauro SANTAMBROGIOItalyVIN+39
10Cadel EVANSAustraliaBMC+42



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