Marcel Kittel

De Kort interview: Backing Kittel and Degenkolb in cycling’s biggest races

He’s a fast finisher in his own right, but Dutchman Koen de Kort has built his career around helping others. In recent years he’s dedicated himself to ensuring fellow Giant Shimano riders Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb take as many wins as possible, and has been part of some considerable successes. He talks to CyclingTips […]


Tour de France stage 21 in photos

Some people have labelled the 101st edition of the Tour de France as the battle that never was. Nibali may have never had the chance to prove himself against Contador and Froome after abandoning early in the race, but the point is that he made it to the end of the race and showed his […]


Nibali wins the 2014 Tour as Kittel takes another Champs-Elysees victory

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has become just the sixth rider in history to win all three of cycling’s Grand Tours, after winning the 2014 Tour de France in Paris on Sunday. Nibali finished safely in the bunch on stage 21 as Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) won the bunch sprint on the Champs-Elysees for the second year in […]


Video – Kittel clear on goal of second Paris stage win: “It’s a dream”

Does lightning strike twice? Twelve months after he took the unofficial sprinters’ world championships on the Champs Élysées, Marcel Kittel is hoping to thunder to a second consecutive victory in Paris on Sunday. The German showed he was the top sprinter in world cycling in last year’s Tour when he won four stages, including that […]


Kittel gunning for another sprint win on Sunday

Marcel Kittel was in survival mode during the mountains but is ready to seize the opportunity to notch up what would be his fourth stage win of this year’s Tour and eighth career victory in the race. The Giant-Shimano rider said on Saturday that he considered there were two chances left for a big bunch […]


Marcel Kittel claims his third stage as Vincenzo Nibali defends yellow

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has claimed his third victory in four stages at the 2014 Tour de France, sprinting to victory in Lille on the first French stage of this year’s race. Vincenzo Nibali once again finished safely in the main field to maintain his lead in the general classification ahead of his third day in […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Marcel Kittel doubles up in London, Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall lead; Annemiek Van Vleuten wins stage 3 of the Giro Rosa, Vos maintains overall lead; Marco Benfatto wins stage 2 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake, Polivoda maintains GC lead; Oscar Gatto wins stage […]


Kittel dismisses suggestions he will have sprints all his own way in Tour

Although he was unmatched on stage one and also proved strongest on the third stage, holding off all the other sprinters despite leading out the gallop in London, Marcel Kittel has said that it would be an error to think that he doesn’t have any competition in the race. The German sprinter was asked if […]


Marcel Kittel doubles up in London, Nibali holds on to yellow

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has claimed his second victory of the 2014 Tour de France, winning a bunch sprint in wet conditions in front of London’s Buckingham Palace. After finishing safely in the bunch on stage 3 Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) maintains the overall lead that he secured with his win on stage 2.


Bikes of Le Tour: Marcel Kittel’s yellow Giant Propel

by Dave Everett Sponsors love to get as much coverage as possible throughout the biggest cycle race of the year — its a prime platform to gain huge amounts of publicity, from sending riders out on long range breakaways that will get good air time but ultimately fail to stay the distance, to simply supplying […]