John Degenkolb

‘I am ready to make a good race:’ 2015 winner Degenkolb psyched about Roubaix return

Two years ago John Degenkolb outsprinted Zdenek Stybar, Greg Van Avermaet, Lars Boom and two other riders to win Paris-Roubaix. The victory followed on from his success weeks earlier in Milan-San Remo, and confirmed the German as one of the sport’s best Classic riders. Since then things have been complicated for Degenkolb, with a head-on …

Brake check: Will anyone ride disc brakes at Flanders or Roubaix?

After all the start-stop-start about disc brakes in the pro peloton, will anyone be riding them at the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix? Disc brakes offer not just better braking modulation, particularly in wet conditions, but also better clearance for a wider tire, which offers improved traction and a more comfortable ride. And while that sounds perfect for …

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Amgen Tour of California men’s, women’s teams announced

Team selections have been announced for the May 14-20 Amgen Tour of California and the May 11-14 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM. America’s most prestigious race joins the men’s UCI WorldTour this year with 11 WorldTour teams, three Pro Continental squads, and two Continental teams — marking the first time Continental teams have appeared …

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John Degenkolb and Koen de Kort sign for Trek-Segafredo

The 2015 Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix champion John Degenkolb has confirmed a move from Giant-Alpecin to Trek-Segafredo for next season, and said that he believes he can step up a level with the American squad. “I see this as a natural progression in my career. I hope to repeat my performance of 2015, and why …

Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Kluge spoils sprinters’ day and gives IAM a reason to smile at Giro d’Italia; Wout Van Aert wins Baloise Belgium Tour prologue; Project 2016: The story behind USA Cycling’s revolutionary new track bikes; Chaves loses teammate support in Mezgec; Dimension Data seeking Grand Tour squad for 2017; British Cycling review …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Valverde takes maiden Giro stage win as Nibali falters, Kruijswijk consolidates GC lead; Seven talking points from the second week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia; What you need to know about the IOC’s Olympic anti-doping retests; British Cycling sends email warning to its riders; Degenkolb to Trek-Segafredo?; Sagan to …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Seven talking points from the first week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Alexey Tsatevich ejected from Giro d’Italia by his own Katusha team; “Feeling good again,” Degenkolb returns to stage racing in California, unsure about Tour participation; Faces of the Future: Eight things to know about Tao Geoghegan Hart; NBC …

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“Feeling good again,” Degenkolb returns to stage racing in California, unsure about Tour participation

Competing in his first stage race since a horrific head-on collision at team training camp in January nearly resulted in a severed finger, German John Degenkolb said he’s “feeing good again,” though he’s unsure whether he’ll be in condition to participate in the Tour de France. Degenkolb is at the Amgen Tour of California, which …

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Quintana wins the Tour de Romandie, Albasini takes the final stage; Jose Concalves wins the Tour of Turkey, another stage win for Jakub Mareczko; Thomas Voeckler wins the Tour de Yorkshire with final-stage victory; Alexander Kristoff takes out the Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt; Kasia Niewiadoma solos to overall victory at …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Cancellara takes final stage; Cancellara: This win was special; Van Avermaet: Luck is on my side this year; Sagan philosophical in defeat; Report: Prosecutor concludes Mafia did play a role in Pantani’s 1999 Giro disqualification; Brammeier explains his criticism of Nibali: “Riders …

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