10 shift buttons on Degenkolb's Tour de France Trek Madone

Trek-Segafredo's sprinter can shift from virtually any hand position

In the sprints of this year's Tour de France, Trek-Segafredo's John Degenkolb has his head down and his hands in the drops, shifting with sprint shifters on the hooks of his bars. But at other times in the race, he can shift with sprint shifters glued to the underside of his Madone bar/stem, with the programmed buttons on the tops of his hoods, or even the old-fashioned way, at the shift levers.

All told, Degenkolb has 10 buttons on his cockpit that he can press. 

John Degenkolb's Tour de France Trek Madone

Degenkolb hasn't yet found success at this year's Tour. He's been close enough to the front to get taken out by that Peter Sagan / Mark Cavendish collision, but a second place on stage 10 has been his best result thus far.

Degenkolb is perhaps best known for his 2015 Paris-Roubaix victory (aboard a 2014 Giant Defy).

Trek recently rolled out new Race Shop Limited edition version of the Domane SLR, which has a lower, racier geometry and comes in a Degenkolb-inspired graphics package, among other styles.

Degenkolb has sprint shifters on the drops and then here underneath the tops near the stem
Degenkolb has sprint shifters on the drops and then here underneath the tops near the stem

Check out the gallery above for a closer look at Degenkolb's Trek Madone, and be sure to visit Cyclingnews.com for complete coverage of the 2017 Tour de France.

Full specification

  • Frame: Trek Madone SLR
  • Fork: Trek Madone SLR
  • Brake calipers: Madone Aero
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28t
  • Crankset: SRM Shimano 11-spd, 54/42t
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3
  • Tubulars: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm
  • Handlebars/stem: Madone XXX Integrated Bar/Stem
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9000
  • Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Pro
  • Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX
  • Computer: SRM PC8
Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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