John Degenkolb says he didn't leave Trek-Segafredo because of Tour de France omission

Lotto-Soudal will be bolstered by the arrivial of not just the German, but also Philippe Gilbert

John Degenkolb wins Paris-Roubaix 2018 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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John Degenkolb has insisted that his departure from Trek-Segafredo had nothing to do with his omission from their 2019 Tour de France squad.

The German had ridden six straight French Grand Tours since his debut in 2013 until he was left out this year, as the team took home four wins courtesy of Thomas De Gendt and Caleb Ewan.

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