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Degenkolb sprints to stage 1 win at Four Days of Dunkirk

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published May. 4, 2012
John Degenkolb won Friday's stage 1 at Four Days of Dunkirk. Photo courtesy of Team Argos-Shimano

DUNKIRK, France (AFP) – John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) won the first stage of the Four Days of Dunkirk cycle race in northern France on Friday.

The German prevailed in a sprint finish after the 121.3 kilometer run from Dunkirk to Coquelles – beating out Danilo Napolitano (Acqua Scapone) and Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ-Big Mat) to immediately take the race leader’s pink jersey.

The race also saw the return of Saxo Bank’s Nick Nuyens who broke his hip in a hard crash during Paris-Nice two months ago.

The tour continues tomorrow with a 180.2 kilometer stage from Berck sur Mer to Montreuil sur Mer

Brief Results

Stage 1
1. John DEGENKOLB, Argos-Shimano in 4:01:45
2. Danilo NAPOLITANO, Acqua-Sapone
3. Pierrick FEDRIGO, FDJ-Big Mat
4. Thomas VOECKLER, Europcar
5. Julien GUAY, Roubaix-Lille Metropole

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