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Degenkolb tops stage two sprint

John Degenkolb proved to have the fastest legs in Bad Gögging, Germany, on the second stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt. HTC-Highroad's young German sprinter beat Skil-Shimano's Marcel Kittel, with race leader Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) in third place. Boasson Hagen retained his overall lead.

The win meant a lot to Bavarian native Degenkolb. “I am overjoyed and give a 100 percent thank-you on my teammates, who rode fantastically.  After Frankfurt, this is my biggest win, because the top names are at the start and that makes a win so highly rated.”

Degenkolb has three earlier wins this year, including Rund um dn Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt.

Boasson Hagen as happy enough with third place, since his team “had to hold the field together and that cost a lot of energy.  The team worked hard, and I opened the

Team Sky lost two riders today, as Serge Pauwels and Michael Rogers both had to abandon with stomach problems.

The escape group of the day formed within the first 20 km. Gatis Smukulis (HTC-Highroad), Matthias Bertling (Team Eddy Merckx Indeland) and, for the second consecutive day, NSP's Markus Eichler got away and built up a lead of up to 8:30, which put Eichler in the vitual leader's jersey.

The stage had a rolling start leading to a flattish middle section, before hitting two ranked climbs. Eichler, perhaps as a result of his second long escape, fell back on the first climb but was able to fight his way back to the front.

He couldn't hold on, though, and the peloton caught him shortly after the second climb, and at km 175, the other two were caught, too. Smukulis attacked again and had a lead of up to one minute.

During the first of two laps of the closing circuit course, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and Dimitri Claeys (NetApp) attacked. They easily caught and passed Smukulis, who fell back into the field. They too were caught however, with two km to go, and HTC and Sky led the way to the mass sprint.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad5:10:03
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano
5Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD
6Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard
7Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp
8Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
10Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling
12Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo
13Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre - ISD
14Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
15Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
16Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek
17Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling
18Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP
19Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad
20Philipp Ries (Ger) Team Heizomat
21Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ
22Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp
23Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp
24Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
25Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo
26Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
27Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
28Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
29Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
30Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
31Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
32Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano
33Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
34Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
35Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP
36Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ
37Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat
38Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
39Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat
40Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
41Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo
42Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
43Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad
44Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
45José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice
46David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD
47Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
48Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek
49Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
50Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ
51Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek
52Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
53Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar
54Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
55Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
56Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
57Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
58Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
59Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo
60Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo
61Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ
62Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
63Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
64Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek
65Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
66Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
67Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp
68Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
69Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ
70Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
71Björn Schröder (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
72Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo
73Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP
74Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
75Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
76Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
77Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad
78Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
79Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
80Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat
81Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
82Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
83Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
84Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
85Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
86André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice
87Patrick Bercz (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
88Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
89Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Heizomat
90Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
91Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
92Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
93Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team NSP
94Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano
95Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar
96Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
97Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
98Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
99Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad
100Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:01:08
101Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:01:17
102Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp0:02:24
103Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp
104Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:02:34
105David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
106Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
107Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard
108Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP0:03:50
109Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
110Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD
111Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp
112Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
113Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:04:05
114Marcel Meisen (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:04:57
115Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek
116Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek
117Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP0:06:08
118Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:09:48
119René Obst (Ger) Team NSP
120Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat

Sprint 1 - Parsberg, km 29,4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland3pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad2
3Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP1

Sprint 2- Regenstauf, km. 68,8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP3pts
2Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland2
3Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad1

Sprint 3 - Bad Gögging, km. 196,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3pts
2Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp2
3Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad5pts
2Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano4
3Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling3
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano2
5Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD1

Mountain 1 - Kelheim / Ihrlesheim, km. 146,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland5pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad3
3Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP2
4Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek1

Mountain 2 - Kelheim / Hohenpfahl, km. 169,2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland3pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad2
3Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP1

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling15:30:09
2Lampre - ISD
3Skil - Shimano
5Team Netapp
7Team Garmin-Cervelo
8Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
9Saxo Bank Sungard
10Team Heizomat
12AG2R La Mondiale
13Leopard Trek
14Team Europcar
15Team NSP
16Nutrixxion Sparkasse
17Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
18CCC Polsat Polkowice

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling10:30:15
2John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:04
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:08
4André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice
5Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:09
6Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
7Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:10
8Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:11
9Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
10Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:12
11Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:13
12Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo
13Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14
14Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD
15Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling
16Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
17Philipp Ries (Ger) Team Heizomat
18Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
19Eric Baumann (Ger) Team Netapp
20Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
21Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano
22Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
23Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP
24Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
25Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
26Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp
27Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
28Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
29Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre - ISD
30Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo
31Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
32Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
33Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
34Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
35Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo
36Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
37Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
38Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
39Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP
40Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat
41Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling
42Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
43Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) FDJ
44Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ
45Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek
46Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
47Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
48Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) FDJ
49Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat
50Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
51Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek
52Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
53José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice
54Patrick Bercz (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
55Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
56Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek
57Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJ
58Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad
59Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
60Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ
61Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
63Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
64Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
65Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp
66Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar
67Matthew Brammeier (Irl) HTC-Highroad
68Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
69Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ
70David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD
71Björn Schröder (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
72Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
73Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
74Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat
75Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
76Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp
77Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
78Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team NSP
79Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
80Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
81Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
82Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
83Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
84Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
85Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar
86Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
87Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Heizomat
88Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad
89Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
90Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP
91Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
92Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
93Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
94Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
95Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
96Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano
97Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:02:38
98David Tanner (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:02:48
99Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
100Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard
101Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:53
102Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP0:04:00
103Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp0:04:04
104Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
105Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
106Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:04:14
107Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek0:05:11
108Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek
109Marcel Meisen (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
110Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP0:06:22
111Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:40
112Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad
113Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:09:48
114Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:09:55
115René Obst (Ger) Team NSP0:10:02
116Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp0:11:02
117Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:11:11
118Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:30
119Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:18:28
120Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland8pts
2Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek6
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
4Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad5
5Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP3
6Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2

Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling8pts
2John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad5
3Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5
4Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland5
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
6Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NSP4
7Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano4
8André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice4
9Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard3
10Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3
11Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3
12Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad3
13Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard Trek2
14Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
15Roger Kluge (Ger) Skil - Shimano2
16Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano2
17Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp2
18Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano1
19Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo1
20Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD1
21Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse1

Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling10:30:15
2John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:04
3Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:00:08
4Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:11
5Philipp Ries (Ger) Team Heizomat0:00:14
6Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
7Timo Thömel (Ger) Team NSP
8Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
9Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp
10Emmanuel Van Ruitenbeek (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
11Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo
12Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
13Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar
14Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat
15Luc Hagenaars (Ned) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
16Stijn Joseph (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
17Julian Hellmann (Ger) Team Heizomat
18Patrick Bercz (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
19Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
20Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
21Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat
22Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp
23Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team NSP
24Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
25Nils Plötner (Ger) Team Heizomat
26Lucas Schädlich (Ger) Team NSP
27Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
28Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
29Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
30Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team Netapp0:02:38
31Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:02:48
32Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard
33Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:53
34Michaël Baer (Swi) Team Netapp0:04:04
35Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse
36Matthias Bertling (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:04:14
37Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek0:05:11
38Marcel Meisen (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
39Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP0:06:22
40Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:08:40
41Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:09:55
42Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp0:11:02
43Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:11:11
44Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:30
45Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:18:28
46Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling31:31:27
2Lampre - ISD
3Skil - Shimano
4Leopard Trek
6AG2R La Mondiale
7Team Garmin-Cervelo
8Team Netapp
10Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland
11Nutrixxion Sparkasse
12Team Heizomat
13Saxo Bank Sungard
15Team Europcar
16Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
17Team NSP
18CCC Polsat Polkowice


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