Pezcyclingnews: Vuelta’15 St. 21: Eventually Degenkolb Wins In Madrid!


Jan 3, 2005
Race Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a Espaa was always going to end in a bunch sprint and John Degenkolb wanted that win more than anything, for himself and for his Giant-Alpecin team. In the peloton Fabio Aru was ecstatic as he crossed the line for his Grand Tour win, the first of many. Shelley Olds took the Challenge Madrid in an exciting sprint.There were TV coverage problems for the last stage of the Vuelta in Madrid, but John Degenkolb had no problem putting his wheel across the last finish line of the Spanish grand Tour in Madrid. Fabio Aru was safe in the peloton and confirmed his promising future in one of the hardest three week stage races for years. But before all that; the ladies fought out the Madrid Challenge.La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta 2015Before the final stage of the Vuelta came into Madrid, the womens peloton took on the Madrid Challenge on the finishing circuit used by the men. The Madrid Challenge was fought out over 87 kilometers 15 laps of 5.8 kilometers. The circuit took in some of the main sights of the center of the Spanish capital city, from the start/finish in the Plaza de Cibeles and the Gran Via, Paseo del Prado, the Plaza Neptuno and back.Shelley Olds gave her Al-Cipollini-Galassia team a top class win, out-sprinting Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle Honda) and Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products). After many failed breaks, the last escape was caught with 10 kilometers to go and...

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