Degenkolb out of worlds
German team leader John Degenkolb has pulled out of the world championships in Bergen, Norway with a respiratory problem. “I won’t start in Bergen,” Degenkolb wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday.
The 28-year-old pulled out of both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana this year, the latter because of bronchitis.
Degenkolb won classics as diverse as the pancake flat Milan-SanRemo and the rough and tumble Paris-Roubaix with its cobbled sections.