A weekend to forget for John Degenkolb

Giant-Alpecin's John Degenkolb questions why Sunday's Ghent-Wevelgem wasn't neutralised as strong winds decimated the peloton

John Degenkolb wins the 2015 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

John Degenkolb admits it was a weekend to forget as the defence of his Ghent-Wevelgem title was blighted by the weather conditions.

The German Giant-Alpecin rider was involved in the crash that ended Fabian Cancellara’s Classics campaign in the early stages of Friday’s E3 Harelbeke, bruising his knee and hip in the process.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.