John Degenkolb hospitalised with breathing problems
Sep 22 2017 04:46 pm CET

John Degenkolb hospitalised with breathing problems
John Degenkolb hospitalised with breathing problems


John Degenkolb has been hospitalised following the problems that forced him to abandon the PostNord Danmark Rundt (Tour of Denmark).

The rider has been struggling with breathing problems since last month's Vuelta a España and is now undergoing further examinations. "In the last races he did, John suffered from breathing problems and a serious lack of power that prevented him to perform at his level," said Team doctor Jens Hinder.

"His condition was not improving enough over the last week, so we decided he had to undergo more profound examinations of his heart and lungs. John is feeling relatively well but has been hospitalized pending the results of these examinations. We will publish an update on his condition as soon as we have more information."

The German had breathing problems during stages four and five of the Vuelta a España and was forced to withdraw from the race. The rider has reported on social media that he is fine and awaiting the results of the tests.
Photo of John Degenkolb by Mary Cárdenas /