Giant-Alpecin rider John Degenkolb says that one of his fingers was all but severed when a car hit the team during training and thanks well-wishers John Degenkolb John Degenkolb has described the extent of the injuries he sustained when a car hit the Giant-Alpecin team when they were out training in Calpe, Spain, on Saturday afternoon.
The 27-year-old German said that he sustained injuries to his thigh, forearm, lip and one of his fingers suffered a deep laceration to the extent that it was virtually severed.
Degenkolb thanked the many messages of support that he had received from fans and said: “I’m all right, considering the circumstances.”
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According to the 2015 Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo champion, he wrote the Facebook message while in an ambulance travelling to Valencia for specialist surgery to re-attach his finger.
“Now I’m in the ambulance heading to Valencia, where in a larger hospital my left index finger should be restored,” Degenkolb said. “It’s just hung on to the last corner of my hand.”Six of the team’s riders were taken to hospital with injuries: Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Ramon Sinkeldam and Max Walscheid. […]