Big Win for Degenkolb at Tour of Poland!

Monday, July 16, 2012
Kraków, Poland -- Argos-Shimano 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 team bike.

“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 after the win. “It was a final that suited me, and thanks to the team, which carried me magnificently, I managed to win it.”