John Degenkolb's Tour de France Trek Madone - Gallery

Trek-Segafredo's sprinter can shift from virtually any hand position

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

In this sprints of this year's Tour de France, Trek-Segafredo's John Degenkolb will have his head down and his hands in the drops, shifting with sprint shifters on the hooks of his bars. But at other times in the race, he can shift with sprint shifters glued to the underside of his Madone bar/stem, with the programmed buttons on the tops of his hoods, or even the old-fashioned way, at the shift levers.

All told, Degenkolb has 10 buttons on his cockpit that he can press.

Degenkolb hasn't yet found success at this year's Tour. He's been close enough to the front to get taken out by that Peter Sagan / Mark Cavendish collision, but not close enough to make the podium.

Degenkolb is perhaps best known for his 2015 Paris-Roubaix victory (aboard a 2014 Giant Defy).

Trek recently rolled out new Race Shop Limited edition version of the Domane SLR, which has a lower, racier geometry and comes in a Degenkolb-inspired graphics package, among other styles.

Check out the gallery above for a closer look at Degenkolb's Trek Madone. 

Full Specifications

Full specification

Frame: Trek Madone SLR
Fork: Trek Madone SLR
Brake calipers: Madone Aero
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28t
Crankset: SRM Shimano 11-spd, 54/42t
Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3
Tubulars: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm
Handlebars/stem: Madone XXX Integrated Bar/Stem
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9000
Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Pro
Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX
Computer: SRM PC8 

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