Degenkolb puts Tour de France disappointment behind him to win Tour de Luxembourg stage

Lotto Soudal’s John Degenkolb is all smiles after having won stage 3 of the 2020 Tour de Luxembourg
Lotto Soudal’s John Degenkolb is all smiles after having won stage 3 of the 2020 Tour de Luxembourg (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Lotto Soudal's John Degenkolb sprinted to victory on stage 3 of the Tour de Luxembourg in Schifflange on Thursday, putting the disappointment of having to leave this year's Tour de France after finishing outside the time limit on the opening stage in Nice due to a crash firmly behind him.

Degenkolb injured his knee in a crash on stage 1 of the Tour de France in what were wet and slippery conditions, causing a number of other riders to fall, including teammate Philippe Gilbert, who fractured his knee and also had to leave the race. Like Degenkolb, however, Gilbert has made a quick recovery, and is also currently racing in Luxembourg.

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