John Degenkolb

Riders Vlag Germany Germany WorldTeam

Date of birth
07/01/1989
Length
179 cm
Weight
82 kg

Q&A with John Degenkolb

What would you do if you hadn’t become a professional cyclist?

I would definitely be a master builder. Even though I actually did a different apprenticeship. I'm a policeman - even if hardly anyone knows about that. But building houses or renovating them from scratch like my own, that would definitely be fun for me as a profession, too.

What is your favourite hobby, besides cycling?

Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul. If I am not on my Ridley I love riding my caféracer, my customized lucky 7 motorbike. And of course, I am a big fan of music too. 

Imagine you could trade places with a celebrity for one day, which one would it be and why?

Hard to say! Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo or LionelMessi for a day to show my father that maybe I could have been a soccer player after all! 

What is your signature dish?

Roulades with dumplings.

If you could be an animal for one day, which one would you pick?

I guess a Cheetah. Just to see how he manages to accelerate so fast … Maybe we can learn something from them.

Top results
  1. stage Vuelta a España Vlag
    10x Season: 2012,2014,2015
  1. Milano-Sanremo Vlag
    Season: 2015
  1. Paris - Roubaix Vlag
    Season: 2015
  1. Vattenfall Cyclassics Vlag
    Season: 2013
  1. Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields ME Vlag
    Season: 2014
  1. Paris-Bourges Vlag
    2x Season: 2013,2014
  1. Paris - Tours Vlag
    Season: 2013
  1. Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt Vlag
    Season: 2011
  1. Sparkassen Münsterland Giro Vlag
    Season: 2016
  1. stage Tour de France Vlag
    Season: 2018
All performances

John Degenkolb in 2021

125
UCI Ranking
7
Top ten results
40
Race days
6292
Race kilometres

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