In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Degenkolb wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro; Nordhaug, Brammeier and Irvine amongst first signings for new Aqua Blue Sport Pro Continental team; Van der Poel returns to racing with win over Van Aert; Naesen critical of officials’ decision over Eurométropole Tour finish; Prudhomme: ‘Cycling no longer the black sheep’; Sagan and Movistar finish atop WorldTour; Spain names Worlds team roster; Costa on Worlds non-selection; Arnold Schwarzenegger in trouble for cycling in German train station; Cyclist survives 35-foot tumble into ravine; UCI Road World Championships teaser; OBE Backstage Pass goes to Asia.
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Giant-Alpecin’s John Degenkolb won the Sparkassen Münsterland Giro in a sprint ahead of Roy Jans (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Pascal Ackermann (Rad-Net Rose).
“There was perfect team spirit today and I am delighted with the victory,” said Degenkolb. “It is really great to win in my home country. The team worked very hard throughout the whole race and gave me a great lead-out.
“We reacted well on the late attacks in the finale. For the sprint I had the right position and could come through at the right moment, so that was fantastic.”
“We are very happy with this win at Münsterland Giro, which is an important race for us in Germany. To win here is a great achievement for all our efforts after a challenging season,” said sport director Arthur van Dongen.
“The whole team did a great job and the lead-out went perfectly today. The plan was to have as many guys as possible with John at the end. On the local laps, it was quite tricky with the rain and cobbles. The guys supported John very well and he was able to capitalise on this.”
— Team Wanty-Gobert (@TeamWantyGobert) October 3, 2016
Team Giant - Alpecin
Wanty - Groupe Gobert
Rad-Net Rose Team
Today’s feature image shows Nikki Harris Brammeier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) taking a wet line during the women’s race of the Superprestige Gieten.