rider John Degenkolb
sprinted to victory
at Monday’s final stage of the Tour of Poland
. The 23-year-old German blasted past Sky sprinters Matthew Hayman and Ben Swift to take a dramatic victory during a rainstorm in Kraków.
Degenkolb’s Argos-Shimano team helped chase down a breakaway in the mostly flat 131km stage, the final day in the seven-day UCI WorldTour event
. The 12-man break gained a maximum lead of more than three minutes but were reeled in just 3km from the finish. The rain made for a hectic finale, but Degenkolb powered to the line on his Felt F1
“We got hit by a storm but fortunately in the last kilometer the road was nice and wide with no curves, so we didn’t run into any problems,” Degenkolb told Cyclingnews.com after the win. “It was a final that suited me, and thanks to the team, which carried me magnificently, I managed to win it.”