John Degenkolb victory on Sprint au Skoda - Tour of Luxembourg
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Published on 2020-09-18 11:43:23
John Degenkolb sprinted his first victory of 2020 at the Skoda Tour of Luxembourg.
The finish of this 3rd stage was judged at Schifflange, where the 31-year-old German was faster than Eduard Grosu and Pieter Vanspeybrouck. This is his first victory for Lotto Soudal.
John Degenkolb :
“We had to straighten the bar, after 2 difficult stages for us here in Luxembourg.
In particular following the departure of Tomasz Marczyński & Harm Vanhoucke this morning, due to isolation measures.
Tosh Van der Sande did an incredible lead-out job.
I am very happy with this victory.
It's so nice to be able to finish the work for the team and the fact that this is my first win for Lotto Soudal makes this success even more special.
“It's now been 19 days since I fell on the Tour's opening stage.
This victory shows that my condition was really good at the start of the 'Grande Boucle'.
My knee is getting better & better, I don't feel pain anymore. "
“The next few days will still offer some great opportunities for the team, but more for me.
So I will ride in the service of Tim, Tosh & Phil.
Tim is feeling better and can aim for the overall standings"
“I'm also part of the selection for the world championships next week.
It might come as a surprise to some, but today's success proves I'm in good shape.
Imola’s journey doesn’t really suit me, so my role will be to help the team. "