Degenkolb shrugs off pressure, aims for Tour de France stage win

After winning Milan-San Remo and following that with an historic Paris-Roubaix victory, German John Degenkolb knows that his early season campaign will be a tough act to follow, but he hopes he can win a stage in the Tour de France after coming second in three different stages over the past two years. Speaking in an interview with Sport, the online publishing arm of former cycling sponsor Telekom, Degenkolb added that while he and fellow Germans Marcel Kittel and Tony Martin have signed onto an anti-doping pact, a completely clean sport is "an illusion".

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