Degenkolb confident for Flanders despite missing out at Gent-Wevelgem

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) admitted making a vital mistake during Gent-Wevelgem but took heart from a strong performance and a solid fifth place, leading home the peloton just six seconds back on winner Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) and only a few metres behind Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and the world champion’s breakaway nemesis Nikki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors).

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