Once again a big name is forced to cancel for Milan-San Remo | Sport

,,I’ve got a good grip on it”, Degenkolb said. “Instead of flying to Milan, I’m in bed. There is no alternative. Such a shame, because this is one of my favorite races. I would have loved to participate.”

Team DSM will start on Saturday with, among others, the Dutchmen Nils Eekhoff and Joris Nieuwenhuis in Milan-Sanremo, the first classic of the season.

Degenkolb is not the first topper who is forced to unsubscribe from La Primavera. Previously, Julian Alaphilippe and Sonny Colbrelli (both bronchitis), Davide Ballerini, Mike Teunissen and Oliver Naesen (all ill) preceded him.