John Degenkolb wins in Roubaix after crash ridden stage nine of the Tour de France

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) won from a breakaway trio as GC riders battled time losses amid crashes and punctures

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) wins stage nine of the Tour de France (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) won stage nine of the Tour de France, sprinting early from a three man breakaway including Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) and Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors).

The trio broke away with sixteen kilometres left. Come the finishing stretch, Degenkolb was the first to make a move in what could have been a suicidal lead out if either of his companions had been able to swing past him.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.