John Degenkolb: "I'm lost for words"

July 15 th 2018 - 17:41

 

I think it’s fantastic, I can’t find right words to express how it feels to win. I’ve waited for this victory for so long. A lot of people didn’t believe in me anymore and thought I wouldn’t come back to the same level anymore. A few months ago, I had another setback with a crash in Paris-Roubaix. My knee was injured. I had to stop training for almost four weeks. I doubted of myself but with the help of my wife and my whole family, I found the strength to work towards that goal of winning today’s stage. I knew I could sprint against these guys. The breakaway was kind of a déjà vu at Paris-Roubaix three years ago. It increased my confidence for the sprint.

Tour de France 2018 - 15/07/2018 - Etape 9 - Arras Citadelle / Roubaix (156.5 km) - John DUGENKOLB (TREK - SEGAFREDO)
Tour de France 2018 - 15/07/2018 - Etape 9 - Arras Citadelle / Roubaix (156.5 km) - John DUGENKOLB (TREK - SEGAFREDO) © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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