John Degenkolb

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the Daily New Digest: Tour of Turkey and Giro d’Italia for Boonen as Belgian returns to racing, Cavendish also for Turkey; Kreuziger’s CAS hearings in UCI/WADA cases to begin in June; UCI confirms disc brakes to debut in peloton this August; Armstrong to come out of retirement for second time; […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Degenkolb – “I am definitely targeting the world championship”; Degenkolb on Roubaix success – “Now was the moment…all or nothing”; UCI to investigate Paris-Roubaix train incident and Pais Vasco crash; French railway seeks legal action against Roubaix riders; How the Race was Won – Paris-Roubaix; […]

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Giant-Alpecin CEO Spekenbrink: “When you don’t have passion for this, you should be out of cycling”

Racing for several years as one of the smaller teams on the world stage, needing invites to the Grand Tours and other top events and only turning WorldTour in 2013, the Giant Alpecin team confirmed its arrival at the top of the sport on Sunday when John Degenkolb won his second Monument of the season. […]

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Degenkolb: “I am definitely targeting the world championship”

Victorious at Milan-San Remo and at Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix, John Degenkolb is taking a break from racing to recover but intends rebuilding form afterwards and targeting some big goals a little later this year. One of those is the world road race championships in Richmond, Virginia. It is being held on a course that many say […]

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Degenkolb on Roubaix success: “Now was the moment…all or nothing”

What was likely the vital moment in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix came close to the end when John Degenkolb made an important gamble. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) and Yves Lampaert (Etixx-QuickStep) had pushed clear and Degenkolb faced the choice of waiting to see if those in his group would chase, or risking all, digging deep […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: John Degenkolb wins Paris-Roubaix; Joaquim Rodriguez wins Vuelta al Pais Vasco; Lisa Brennauer wins Energiewacht Tour; Ramunas Navardauskas wins Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; Alex Edmondson wins U23 Tour of Flanders; Paddy Bevin wins men’s Jayco Adelaide Tour; Michaela Parsons wins women’s Jayco Adelaide Tour; UCI to […]

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Degenkolb joins select group with impressive Paris-Roubaix victory

Becoming only the third rider in history to win Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in the same year, John Degenkolb took what he regards as his biggest career success when he won a three-man sprint in the famous velodrome. The German rider outsprinted five others to the line, with Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-QuickStep) taking second and Greg […]

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Who will win the 2015 Paris-Roubaix? Race favourites discuss their chances

There can be only one: it’s a tagline that was used in the 1986 film Highlander but is perhaps equally applicable to Paris-Roubaix. In that movie, the central plot was that all the immortals must fight and kill one another, with the final one left winning what was entitled ‘The Prize.’ Substitute beheading for defeating […]

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Degenkolb: ‘We have one Sunday in Hell…it is going to be a super battle’

Second last year in the famous velodrome, John Degenkolb will be one of the top favourites for Paris-Roubaix. He predicts a huge battle on Sunday and pledges to fight all the way to the finish line. Alexander Kristoff may be on a storming run of form, notching up six wins in nine days and elevating […]

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Kelly: What makes a Classics winner, plus the challengers this year

He’s one of the most successful riders of all time with numerous wins to his credit, including two editions each of Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and three of the Tour of Lombardy. Sean Kelly has huge experience of taking the top one day races, and CyclingTips spoke to him about what is needed to […]

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