'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

(Image credit: 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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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.