John Degenkolb describes the extent of his injuries after Giant-Alpecin training crash

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

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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.

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