Giant Alpecin rider Warren Barguil undergoes scaphoid surgery on Thursday, while other riders may need months to recover John Degenkolb has returned home to Germany to continue his recovery in Hamburg following a head-on crash during training in Spain.
Six Giant-Alpecin riders, including Degenkolb (GER), Warren Barguil (FRA), FredrikLudvigsson (SWE), Chad Haga (USA) and Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) were involved in the collision on Saturday, which the team CEO, IwanSpekenbrink, said has set the team back months.
Degenkolb, whose left index finger was badly damaged in the crash, will now be unable to defend his Milan San Remo and Paris-Roubaix titles with his recovery "extremely difficult to predict".
Degenkolb to miss defence of Milan-San Remo & Paris-Roubaix titles after being hit car on training ride
Degenkolb posted on his Facebook page: "Blood tests, new plaster with upper arm – now I’m in the hospital s’ accident Hamburg arrived. Tomorrow morning is coming, the head and then we will make a plan.
"Thank you to the ADAC and the doctor…and, above all, thanks to my family, my friends and the thousands-based messages from my fans. You give me strength. Thank you very much." Degenkolb nursing his injured finger – from Facebook Team physician […]