Degenkolb has won at classic Paris – Bourges, Kiedys the 12th

The winner of the race Paris – Bourges was a sprinter teams Argos – Shimano, John Degenkolb. The sprint duel defeated Arnaud Demare ( 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 ( ) 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