Degenkolb: There's one rule in Paris-Roubaix: never give up

Understandibly so, John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) was pretty excited to win after a long drought

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has the best memories of Paris-Roubaix . He won it in 2015 and, after having his career nearly ended in a road accident in January of the following year, his victory on the cobblestoned stage 9 of the Tour de France last year gave him back his confidence. Degenkolb describes that Tour victory, on a stage which covered much of the Paris-Roubaix course, as "a real game changer", and he has remained healthy and uninjured since then. "It came at the end of a very hard part of my career and that’s what made it so special. It was a very big relief; it was the first big victory for me since the accident. All the pressure, all the hard work you’ve put in, you can finally leave that behind and that makes it very emotional," the German said in a team press release. "I was always ...

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