Stage win in Norway2016-08-15
Yesterday was the day I have been waiting for since my accident last spring: my first important win this year. On the final stages of the Arctic Race of Norway I won the sprint against Alexander Kristoff and Arnaud Démare, after having been second twice.
I am totally happy. It is a great feeling to win races and not simply to rid them. I thank everyone who has supported me since the accident and continued to believe in me. I have tried to give more every day, to become better and never to give up. This victory was my reward. And it says something, that the last three winners of Milan-San Remo were Degenkolb, Kristoff and Démare. I really had a good punch!
Now it is time to go home to Germany, as my next big goal is Hamburg this weekend. Yours, Dege