John Degenkolb set to miss out on Tour de France as Trek-Segafredo go all-in on Richie Porte

'A decision that I fully accept, what is good for the team and their goals is good for all of us,' said Degenkolb

(Tim de Waele/Daniel Balisz/Getty)

John Degenkolb is set to miss out on the Tour de France 2019 as Trek-Segafredo go all-in on the GC hopes of Richie Porte.

Degenkolb provided the American team's highlight at last year's Tour, winning in Roubaix on stage nine, while that same day Porte crashed out before the peloton had even hit the cobbles, suffering a broken collarbone.

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