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‘John Degenkolb must think of his health before his career’

‘John Degenkolb must think of his health before his career’

Servais Knaven, Sky DS and Paris-Roubaix winner, says John Degenkolb must consider his health and recovery over racing following an incident with a car on a training ride John Degenkolb wins the 2015 Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Graham Watson Team Sky ‘s head Classics sports director and former Paris-Roubaix winner, Servais Knaven says that John Degenkolb must first think about his health before returning to this spring’s classics.

German Degenkolb and five of his Giant-Alpecin team-mates were involved in a collision with a car on Saturday near Alicante, Spain. Degenkolb, who remains hospitalised in Valencia, suffered a fractured forearm and nearly lost his left index finger.

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“Of course the classics were a major goal of his, so it is going to hurt to miss them,” Knaven told Cycling Weekly .

“If I were him and his team, I would not set many goals for the moment, first wait and see how much pain he has when he is able to ride again. Keeping in mind that riding on the cobbles is very different from the smooth roads.

“It’s hard to say if he is going to be ruled out of the Classics . I don’t […]

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