John Degenkolb out of Paris-Nice suffering with bronchitis

German rider John Degenkolb's Classics preparations disrupted by bronchitis, as he abandons Paris-Nice

John Degenkolb. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

John Degenkolb's preparations for the 2018 Spring Classics season hit a stumbling block on Thursday as he abandoned Paris-Nice due to bronchitis.

The 29-year-old Trek-Segafredo rider withdrew from the French race after stage five from Salon-de-Provence to Sisteron. He placed 130th on the stage in a group that came in over 11 minutes down on winner Jérôme Cousin (Direct Energie).

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