John Degenkolb: I had a pretty bad crash
Jul 05 2017 02:00 am CET

John Degenkolb: I had a pretty bad crash

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) was one of those affected by the crash in the final sprint. Though he was not seriously injured, his participation in the rest of the Tour de France is uncertain.

The last kilometres of the fourth stage of the French Grand Tour had two crashes. Degenkolb got stalled by the first and directly affected by the second. "Before the big crash from (Mark) Cavendish there was one crash before and that's why I was a little in the back," he said.

"I was just coming back to the front of the lead group for the sprint, and Cav was in front of me, and I couldn’t avoid him by jumping over him. I went fully over the handlebars, and I had a pretty bad crash."

Although the injuries are not serious, Degenkolb doesn't know yet whether he will start in the fifth stage of the race. "In the end, luckily, there is nothing broken, no fractures. But still I have a very painful right shoulder, and we will see how it goes tomorrow if I can be on the bike. I will give everything and hope to continue, of course."
Photo of John Degenkolb by Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com





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