John Degenkolb out for three months, according to doctor who operated on him

Giant-Alpecin's John Degenkolb could be out of action for three months, leaving the defence of his Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix titles in doubt

John Degenkolb

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John Degenkolb will be out of competition for three months, says the doctor that operated on him following a head-on incident with a car.

The prognosis means that Giant-Alpecin's German star will effectively miss a shot of defending his Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix titles this spring.

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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.