PARIS (AFP) — John Degenkolb will resume training in two weeks following breathing problems that left him in the hospital, his Trek-Segafredo team said on Monday.
The 2015 Paris-Roubaix winner left hospital “after a few days,” his team said after he “quickly started to feel better.”
“In two weeks, I will start training again and I am really looking forward to that. 2017 didn’t exactly go like I wanted and expected, so I am ready for 2018. Bring it on!” said Degenkolb, 28, in a Trek statement.
Over the last six weeks, his respiratory problems had seen him forced out of the Vuelta a España after just four stages and then also following the opening stage of the Tour of Denmark.
Degenkolb also won Milano-Sanremo in the spring of 2015. His reign in the classics was curtailed by a training crash in January 2016. He and several of his teammates, then on Giant-Alpecin, were hit by a car driver. Since the incident, he has won only three minor races.