Degenkolb Targets Tour de France Return After Serious crash

Berlin, March 15, 2016 (AFP) - Horror crash victim Germany's John Degenkolb said Tuesday that he hopes to race in this year's Tour de France as he continues his recovery from a January collision with a car. "The first big goal of the season, the Spring Classics, is forgotten, said Degenkolb, who won two of them last season the Milan-San Remo and the Paris-Roubaix. "I'm focused on the … [Read more...]

As Degenkolb Misses The Classics, Cancellara Seeking Glory

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Paris, March 13, 2016 (AFP) - John Degenkolb's absence will slightly dampen the excitement building ahead of the new Spring Classic season, particularly with a resurgent Fabian Cancellara aiming for a glorious swansong. German Degenkolb will miss the defenses of both his Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix titles due to a crash suffered while training in Spain in … [Read more...]

Six Giant-Alpecin Cyclists Hurt In Spanish Road Crash

Madrid, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Six cyclists from German team Giant-Alpecin were injured when a car driver, understood to be on the wrong side of the road, crashed into them in Benigembla near Alicante, in south-east Spain, on Saturday. John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Ramon Sinkeldam and Max Walscheid were all taken to hospital in Alicante. "During the … [Read more...]

Aru Claims Vuelta Overall Victory, Ads Degenkolb Wins Final Stage

By Kieran CANNING Madrid, Sept 13, 2015 (AFP) - Italy's Fabio Aru sealed his first ever Grand Tour victory as Germany's John Degenkolb finally claimed a stage win on the final day of Spain's Vuelta on Sunday. Aru just needed to get through the 98.8km parade through the streets of Madrid unscathed after building up a 1min 17sec lead over Joaquim Rodriguez … [Read more...]

Greipel Secures Tour de France Stage 15 Triple

Valence, France, July 19, 2015 (AFP) - Andre Greipel made it a hat-trick of Tour de France stage wins on Sunday as he won the 183km 15th stanza from Mende to Valence. Despite three stitches in his left knee from a crash on Saturday, the burly German fended off compatriot John Degenkolb, Norway's Alexander Kristoff and Peter Sagan in the sprint finish. Briton Chris Froome finished … [Read more...]

Clean Cycling Still A Pipe Dream Says John Degenkolb

Berlin, June 18, 2015 (AFP) - Top cyclist John Degenkolb, winner of the Milan-San Remo and the Paris-Roubaix races this season, said two weeks ahead of the Tour de France that dope cheats were still thriving in cycling. "We should not expect to see cycling liberated forever from these cheats," said the 26-year-old. "And the same goes for other sports too," he insisted. "Sport 100 per … [Read more...]

A Speechless John Degenkolb Wins The 2015 Paris-Roubaix

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 12, 2015 (AFP) - John Degenkolb said he doesn't know where to put his winner's trophy after taking victory in the 113th edition of the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday. The 26-year-old German became only the third person in history to win Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in the same year as he bested Czech … [Read more...]

John Degenkolb Wins The Milan-San Remo One-Day Classic

By Jean MONTOIS San Remo, Italy, March 22, 2015 (AFP) - Germany's John Degenkolb dominated a bunch sprint to win the 106th edition of the Milan-San Remo one day classic, held over 293km, on Sunday. Degenkolb, of Team-Giant, finished nearly a bike's length ahead of defending champion Alexander Kristoff of Norway, with Australian Michael Matthews completing the podium in a time … [Read more...]