John Degenkolb targeting a return to racing in 'the next eight to 10 weeks'

Giant-Alpecin's John Degenkolb hopes to return to racing in May and is targeting a stage win at the Tour de France this summer

John Degenkolb at the 2015 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

John Degenkolb has marked the month of May in his calendar as his potential return to racing after a head-on collision with a car in January left him with a broken arm and severed finger.

Despite the lengthy layoff and severe injuries, Degenkolb is confident he will return to the level he was at before the crash, which saw him win both Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix in 2015.

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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.