The winner of the race Paris – Bourges was a sprinter teams Argos – Shimano, John Degenkolb. The sprint duel defeated Arnaud Demare (FDJ.fr) and Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R). Thomas Kiendyś finished in 12th site.
At the start 63.edycji one of the oldest French racing classic Paris – Bourges, faced 160 riders representing both teams World Tour (Team Saxo – Tinkoff , Vacansoleil , Euskaltel – Euskadi , AG2R Mondiale , Katusha , Team Argos – Shimano ) and a team of prokontynentalne which started the team CCC Polsat Polkowice .
The riders had to deal with route length of 190 km , which ran from Gien to Bourges . Although quite a number of ” wrinkles ” in the final section of the route, it was not the most difficult . The only obstacle for riders were the weather conditions , and actually quite strong gusts of wind , which at this time of year ( fall) often occur . Relief flights in its exceptionally flat connections to the finish line in Gien , indicating that the finish can reach a large group of riders fighting for victory will fight sprinters .
Mileage competition on the track ran a script that is often encountered in this type of racing . As usual , there was no shortage of numerous attacks and attempts to departure . Escapes that were carried out did not have much chance of success. The teams have in their warehouses were sprinters , controlled the course of the competition and did everything to the finish reunites larger group of riders from which to perform a sprint finish.
And so it happened. The last kilometers of the route, already on the streets of Gien , in front of seventy riders rode , where riders were very active team Argos – Shimano . The perfect way distributed throughout its sprinter , John Degenkolb , who was the winner of the race. In a direct duel beat two Frenchmen Arnaud Demare ( FDJ.fr ) and Samuel Dumoulin ( AG2R ) .
Very well the players did a CCC Polsat Polkowice . Although the recent finiszowych kilometers in front there was a big fuss , well distributed throughout Kiendysia Thomas , who finished in 12th site .
Race results Paris – Bourges, Cat 1.1
1. John Degenkolb (Team Argos – Shimano) 4:38:00
2. Arnaud Demare (FDJ. fr)
3. Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)
12. Tomasz Kiendyś
22. Jarosław Marycz
64. Davide Rebellin
65. Jacek Morajko
121. Josef Cerny 02:18