John
Degenkolb

Residence
Gera, Germany
Age
33
Nickname
Dege
Hobbies
Cooking and diving
Favourite food
Thai
Favourite TV show
Not got one!
Favourite holiday destination
Thailand or Bahamas
Favourite race
Paris-Roubaix

Having spent five successful seasons with the team from 2012 to 2016, where he claimed two Monument wins at Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix, John “returns home” to Team DSM as of the 2022 season; something that he is relishing.

“It’s a great mix of coming back into a well-known environment but also to see a lot of new faces and see the progression the team has made in the last years. It is so much bigger than in 2016.”

Bringing his wealth of experience, the vocal yet considered John is looking forward to helping the team’s raft of young talent make the next steps in their career as he himself develops his role as a road captain.

“I remember myself being one of the youngest when I came here, and I had great personalities and characters around me who helped me develop and improve as a rider. Maybe “giving back” is too much, but that’s what I feel like – I want to help as best I can.”

John Degenkolb | Team DSM | January Team Camp
John Degenkolb | Team DSM | January Team Camp
John Degenkolb | Team DSM | January Team Camp
John Degenkolb | Team DSM | January Team Camp

With this approach, John thinks that not having the pressure of always being the team’s designated finisher as he has in recent years, will also conversely help him to reach a higher level again and help the team perform to a better level.

Looking ahead, John wants to simply enjoy riding his bike at the highest level of the sport.

“The goal is to look back in 10 years and say ‘woah this was a super nice time’. I already had that from the first five years I was with the team so my biggest dream and wish right now is to create something like that again.”

Away from the bike, John loves spending as much time as possible with his family and you can often find him in the kitchen, trying out new recipes, although he jokingly admits that he leaves the baking to his wife as it’s not his “area of expertise”.

An adventurer at heart, holidays in the Degenkolb family can often see John out diving in the seas of Thailand – the place where he did his diving license 10 years ago – or other exotic destinations throughout the world!

Results

2022
13 Paris Nice
18 Paris-Roubaix
18 Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour des Flandres ME
20 National Championships Germany Road Race
22 Eschborn-Frankfurt
27 Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields ME
32 E3 Saxo Bank Classic
34 ZLM Tour Stage 2
38 Dwars door Vlaanderen A travers la Flandre ME
39 ZLM Tour Stage 5
2021
2 Eschborn-Frankfurt
2 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Stage 1
3 Ronde van Limburg
5 Deutschland Tour Stage 3
5 Tour de la Provence Stage 4
6 GP de Fourmies / La Voix du Nord
6 Tro-Bro Léon
6 Paris Nice
7 Le Samyn
8 Etoile de Bessèges Tour du Gard
2020
1 Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg Stage 3
3 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Stage 5
3 Tour de Wallonie Stage 3
4 AG Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne ME
5 Tour de Wallonie Points classification
6 Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields ME
6 Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg Points classification
7 Paris Nice
7 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Stage 1
9 Ronde van Vlaanderen Tour des Flandres ME
2019
1 Tour de La Provence Stage 4
2 Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields ME
2 Grand Prix d'Isbergues Pas de Calais
2 Eschborn-Frankfurt
3 Tour de Suisse Stage 3
4 Paris Nice
4 Tour de Pologne Stage 3
5 Paris Nice
5 Tour de Pologne Points classification
5 Tour de La Provence Points classification
2018
1 Tour de France Stage 9
1 Trofeo Campos, Porreres, Felanitx, Ses Salines
1 Trofeo Palma
2 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
2 National Championships Germany Road Race
2 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 5
2 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
2 Tour de France Stage 21
3 Tour de France Stage 8
3 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Points classification
2017
1 Dubai Tour Stage 3
2 GP du canton d'Argovie
2 Dubai Tour Points classification
2 Tour de France Stage 10
2 Paris Nice
2 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 4
3 Eschborn-Frankfurt 'Rund um den Finanzplatz'
3 Paris Nice
3 Paris Nice
3 Tour de France Stage 16
2016
1 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
1 Arctic Race of Norway Stage 4
1 Arctic Race of Norway Points classification
2 Cyclassics Hamburg
2 Arctic Race of Norway Stage 1
2 Arctic Race of Norway Stage 2
2 Abu Dhabi Tour Stage 1
4 Tour de France Stage 14
4 Tour de France Stage 16
5 Bretagne Classic Ouest-France
2015
1 Milano-Sanremo
1 Dubai Tour Stage 3
1 Bayern Rundfahrt Points classification
1 Paris Roubaix
1 Bayern Rundfahrt Stage 2
1 Bayern Rundfahrt Stage 5
1 Vuelta a España Stage 21
2 Tour de France Stage 4
2 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 5
2 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 2
2014
1 Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields ME
1 Tour Méditerranéen Cycliste Professionnel Stage 3
1 Paris Nice
1 Paris Nice
1 Tour Méditerranéen Cycliste Professionnel Points classification
1 Tour Méditerranéen Cycliste Professionnel Stage 1
1 Tour Méditerranéen Cycliste Professionnel Stage 2
1 Paris-Bourges
1 Vuelta a España Points classification
1 Vuelta a España Stage 17
2013
1 Vattenfall Cyclassics
1 Tour de l'Eurométropole Stage 4
1 Giro d'Italia Stage 5
1 Paris-Bourges
1 Tour de l'Eurométropole Stage 2
1 Paris Tours
2 Tour de l'Eurométropole Youth classification
2 Grand Prix d'Isbergues Pas de Calais
2 Tour de l'Eurométropole
2 Tour de France Stage 7
2012
1 4 Jours de Dunkerque Tour du Nord-Pas-de-Calais
1 4 Jours de Dunkerque Tour du Nord-Pas-de-Calais
1 Tour de Picardie Stage 3
1 4 Jours de Dunkerque Tour du Nord-Pas-de-Calais
1 4 Jours de Dunkerque Tour du Nord-Pas-de-Calais
1 Tour de Picardie Points classification
1 Tour de Picardie
1 Tour de Pologne Stage 7
1 Grand Prix d'Isbergues Pas de Calais
1 Tour de Picardie Stage 1
2011
1 Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt
1 Volta ao Algarve Stage 2
1 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 2
1 Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 4
1 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen Stage 2
1 Bayern-Rundfahrt Stage 2
2 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde Stage 2
2 Trofeo Cala Millor-cala Millor
2 Bayern-Rundfahrt Stage 5
2 Vuelta a España Stage 12
2010
1 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 6
1 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23
1 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Trophée des Granitiers
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Trophée des Granitiers
1 FBD Insurance Ras Stage 6
1 FBD Insurance Ras Stage 8
1 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 3
1 Tour Alsace Stage 4
1 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 2
2009
2 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
2 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
2 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 4
3 Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia Stage 4
3 ZLM Tour om de 'Arjaan de Schipper Trofee'
3 65e Ronde Van Vlaanderen
3 Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc Stage 1a (TTT)
3 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux Stage 2 (ITT)
4 Giro Ciclistico della Valle d'Aosta Mont Blanc Stage 2
5 Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 Stage 7
2008
1 Thüringen Rundfahrt Stage 2
2 Tour du Haut Anjou
2 ZLM Tour om de 'Arjaan de Schipper Trofee'
3 World Championships U23 Road Race
3 Tour du Haut Anjou Stage 1
3 Tour du Haut Anjou Stage 4
5 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux Stage 2 (ITT)
5 Thüringen Rundfahrt Stage 1
7 Tour du Haut Anjou Stage 2 (ITT)
8 Rothaus Regio-Tour International Stage 2
2007
1 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 2
1 Int. Junioren Driedaagse van Axel Stage 2 (ITT)
1 Ain'Ternational-Rhône Alpes-Valromey Tour Stage 2a
1 Ain'Ternational-Rhône Alpes-Valromey Tour Stage 3
1 National Championships Germany MJ ITT
2 World Championships MJ ITT
2 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3a (ITT)
3 Int. Junioren Driedaagse van Axel Stage 3
3 Trofeo Karlsberg Points classification
4 Giro della Toscana Stage 1
2006
1 Giro della Lunigiana Stage 2b (ITT)
2 Course de la Paix Juniors Youth classification
3 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3a (ITT)
3 National Championships Germany MJ ITT
4 GP Général Patton Stage 2
4 Giro della Lunigiana Stage 4
4 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 3b
4 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 3a (ITT)
5 Course de la Paix Juniors Points classification
6 Course de la Paix Juniors
2005
3 National Championships Germany MJ ITT