WorldTeam Fifth podium for Degenkolb in home race Eschborn-Frankfurt
Lotto Soudal rider John Degenkolb sprinted to second place in his home race Eschborn-Frankfurt. The 60th edition of the one-day WorldTour race unfolded as many times before with a front group – which formed in the hilly part of the course – ended up being reeled in by a reduced bunch in the final of the race. Eventually, the victory would be decided by a group sprint. It was Lotto Soudal rider John Degenkolb who tried to surprise the bunch and launched the sprint early. The German gave his all and looked to be going for the win, but in the final metres it was the Belgian Philipsen who came past him and took the victory. A disappointed and emotional Degenkolb had to settle for second place, already the fifth podium place of his career at this home race ‘der Radklassiker’.