France – Team Argos-Shimano continues to impress the world with their gutty, strong racing in the 2013 Tour de France.
Since the team’s opening stage win by Marcel Kittel last Saturday, they have hotly contested most every stage and in doing so have collected two more very strong results. Yesterday, in the flat but windy 176k Stage 6, Marcel Kittel was able to take a close high-speed third right behind Andre Greipel and Peter Sagan, even after having to slow mid-sprint to move around Greipel’s leadout man, Greg Henderson.
Less than 24hrs later in today’s Stage 7, a 205k affair which split the field early and behind a strong leadout from Tom Dumoulin and Simon Geschke, John Degenkolb (above) rocketed to a second place finish behind Sagan, even after having to stuff though a very small gap near the fence in the sprint’s closing 200m.
Racing continues tomorrow as the Tour de France enters its second week.