John Degenkolb hopes to learn from watching Classics on TV ahead of May return

John Degenkolb is confident he can still have a successful 2016 and hopes he can learn something new about Paris-Roubaix by watching it on TV

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

John Degenkolb will have to settle for watching this Sunday's Paris-Roubaix on TV, as the 2015 champion continues his recovery from the training crash in January that left him and five Giant-Alpecin teammates nursing severe injuries.

Degenkolb came off by far the worst of the six, suffering injuries to his thigh, forearm and lip, with a finger on his left hand virtually severed, requiring an operation by a specialist surgeon to save it.

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