John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) took the bunch sprint at the end of the 2013 edition of the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday.

Degenkolb made up for a disappointing Tour de France campaign by out-pacing his rivals to scoop the one-day WorldTour race – only his second victory of the season after taking a stage of the Giro d’Italia in May.

Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) came home for second, with Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) in third.

British rider Ian Stannard (Sky) had been part of a late attacking group, but they were caught in the finale to set up the inevitable bunch gallop.

Jonny McEvoy (NetApp-Endura) was the highest-placed British rider at the finish, in 57th spot and nine seconds behind Degenkolb.

Result

Vattenfall Cyclassics 2013, 246km

1. John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano in 5-45-16


2. Andre Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol at same time

3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha at 1 sec

4. Jose Rojas (Spa) Movistar

5. Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale

6. Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM

7. Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep

8. Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing

9. Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo-Tinkoff

10. Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ all same time





John Degenkolb celebrates in Hamburg