Bergen - German one-day classics specialist John Degenkolb has been
hospitalised with a breathing problem, he and his Trek team revealed on
The 2015 Paris-Roubaix winner was forced out of last week's Tour of Denmark and following tests was admitted to hospital.
"Dear all, yes, it's true. I am in the moment in hospital to do some
Check Ups. I am fine and I will keep you updated," Degenkolb wrote on
In a statement, Trek team doctor Jens Hinder said: "In the last races
he did, John suffered from breathing problems and a serious lack of
power that prevented him to perform at his level.
"His condition was not improving enough over the last week, so we
decided he had to undergo more profound examinations of his heart and
"John is feeling relatively well but has been hospitalised pending
the results of these examinations. We will publish an update on his
condition as soon as we have more information."
Degenkolb's career has stalled somewhat since a stunning 2015 when he
won two of the five prestigious 'Monument' one-day races, adding
Milan-San Remo to his Paris-Roubaix success.
The 28-year-old was due to be Germany's team leader at the world
championship road race in Bergen, Norway on Sunday but pulled out last
week due to his breathing problems.
He had been forced out of the recent Vuelta a Espana after just four stages due to his respiratory problems.