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Degenkolb risks losing left index finger in training camp crash with car

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Thumb up from John Degenkolb and Team Giant-Alpecin

Thumb up from John Degenkolb and Team Giant-Alpecin
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John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) has kept his moustache for 2016

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) has kept his moustache for 2016
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John Degenkolb gets his cobble for winning Paris-Roubaix

John Degenkolb gets his cobble for winning Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) on the podium at the 2015 Saitama Criterium

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) on the podium at the 2015 Saitama Criterium (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin)

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo winner John Degenkolb was one of the six Giant-Alpecin riders injured when a driver crashed into their training ride in Spain head-on on Saturday.

The German took to Facebook to thank his fans for the well wishes, stating he was "alright, considering the circumstances".

He was put under general anaesthesia to have wounds on his thigh, forearm and lip stitched up, and stated he was en route to Valencia where doctors would try to reattach his left index finger, which was nearly severed.

"I don't remember much. I also wish the other guys all the best. I'll be back. Thank you for your support."

Reports that Chad Haga was airlifted to a hospital in Sant Joan de Alacant have not yet been confirmed by the team. Other riders involved were Warren Barguil, Ramon Sinkeldam, Fredrik Ludvigsson, and Max Walscheid.

Barguil reportedly suffered a fractured wrist.