Degenkolb ready to follow the moves at Tour of Flanders

Amid the elation of his Milan-San Remo victory, John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) appeared in something of a dream-like state when asked to describe his winning sprint on the Via Roma, admitting that he could scarcely recall the final two kilometres of the race. On beginning his cobbled classics campaign at E3 Harelbeke a week later, however, he was brought – rather too literally – back down to earth. Welcome to Belgium.

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