John Degenkolb to miss World Championships TTT after suffering with infection

German quadruple Vuelta a Espana stage winner John Degenkolb in hospital after infection flared up

John Degenkolb, Tour de France 2014

Germany's John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) is recovering in a Frankfurt hospital after being treated for a ping-pong ball-sized swollen lymph node in his groin. Giant already ruled him out of the World Championships team time trial, but now he could miss the road race in Ponferrada, Spain, where he was considered of the favourites for the rainbow jersey.

"I'd rather be writing you about the dazzling celebrating with my team-mates for the Vuelta a España's green jersey and four stage wins," Degenkolb wrote in Facebook. "But as life goes, good luck and bad luck sometimes come together. Nothing came from the party. Instead, I'm writing you these lines from the hospital.

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