John Degenkolb wins on last day of Challenge Mallorca
Jan 28 2018 07:34 pm CET

John Degenkolb wins on last day of Challenge Mallorca
John Degenkolb wins on last day of Challenge Mallorca
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JOHN DEGENKOLB
TREK - SEGAFREDO

Trek-Segafredo's John Degenkolb has won the last trophy of the Challenge Mallorca. The rider crossed the finish line ahead of Erik Baska and Coen Vermeltfoort.

The Trofeo Playa de Palma-Palma was 159.6 kilometres long and started with an escape of five riders that was neutralised at 25 kilometres from the finish line thanks to the work of teams like Trek-Segafredo and Lotto-Soudal pulling the peloton.

Degenkolb was the fastest at the final sprint and crossed the finish line just ahead of Bora-hansgrohe's Baska and Roompot's Vermeltfoort.

The German rider was very satisfied with a second victory at the 2018 Challenge Mallorca. "I am so happy - thanks to my team! I know that I am in good shape and I feel pretty good," he commented. "It's always nice to start the season like this. I think it's the first time I have won the first two races in a season, that's a premiere for me. To have this feeling, which I missed so much last year and now I have it already twice... It's so nice to be in the winning line again!"

This was the third victory for Trek-Segafredo in the Challenge Mallorca after the first win of Degenkolb and the one of Toms Skujins on the third day.
Photo of John Degenkolb by Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com





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