Heartbreak for Degenkolb after a crash sees him miss Tour de France time cut

John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal)
John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

John Degenkolb’s Tour de France is over almost before it even began with the German forced out of the race after missing the time cut on stage 1.

Degenkolb was involved in a crash during a brutally tough opening stage in Nice that saw the race littered with falls due to heavy rain and slick road conditions. At one point the riders even neutralized the stage but even an easing in pace wasn’t enough for Degenkolb to make it back to the peloton. 

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