John Degenkolb wins G.P Frankfurt

I have always had a soft spot for the Frankfurt Grand Prix (Henninger Turn) if only because it has been in cycling for about as long as I have. another reason is that, so I was told, the race featured in the World Cup just once in 1995 because the organiser wouldn’t move to a Sunday from his 1st May date. As the World Cup was a major curse on the sport that has to be a good thing.

Back in the sixties and seventies the winners could, in the main, have graced any of The Monuments but latterly things have gone downhill. This year the winner, from a bunch sprint, was John Degenkolb of HTC who it must be admitted has passed under the greenjersey radar. Cav, with race number 13, unsurprisingly failed to finish.

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  1. Wislon said

    Somewhat unrelated but is Ben Swift going to rival Cav in the future as sprint king? He took Oscars scalp in Romandie and has been posting many top 6 finishes – your opinion please?
    Oscar in spades and Cav occasionally, well once actually in MSR, can win after 250km plus. That is what champions do, they win after six hours. Swift says he was proud to beat Oscar as he is a true champion and he aspires to be that kind of rider. I am certain that Swift will rival Cav in 160km stages of mickey mouse five days but will he ever win a real race? I hope so.

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