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"But basically I am motivated to give 100% in prologue time trials in the future. It is important for me to be competitive.  I believe I can be up there in everything that is ten or twelve minutes long.”

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JOHN DEGENKOLB

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15.12.2016 @ 15:41 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

John Degenkolb will probably never be world time trial champion. But who knows? Currently, that is not a target for the German but the classics special will devote more attention than ever to the time trial bike this winter. Before the start of the first training camp with Trek-Segafredo, the 27-year-old was on the track and in worked on his position.

 

"We improved a lot and I'm really excited," Degenkolb told radsport-news.com on at the training camp in L'Alfas del Pi on the Costa Blanca and added with a grin: "I do not assume that I will win the prologue of the Tour de France in Dusseldorf. But basically I am motivated to give 100% in prologue time trials in the future. It is important for me to be competitive.  I believe I can be up there in everything that is ten or twelve minutes long.”

 

Degenkolb’s goal is not necessarily to win but a good result in a prologue may be enough to get into leader’s jerseys in the races. With a sprint stage on the second day, that is obviously the goal at this year’s Tour de France.

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