Marcel Kittel

Kittel says Giant-Alpecin’s future focus on GC was one reason for his departure

Almost certainly referring to Tom Dumoulin’s breakthrough ride at the Vuelta a España, a performance which illustrated that he could become a real Grand Tour contender, Marce Kittel has said that a change in direction for the Giant-Alpecin team was one of the reasons why he quit the squad. The team and the German sprinter […]


Kittel leaves Giant-Alpecin one year before end of contract: ‘I want to make a fresh start’

Following on from rumours this week that Marcel Kittel will leave Giant-Alpecin and move to Ettix – Quick-Step, the sprinter and his current team have confirmed that he will indeed exit the squad. Kittel has been with the team since turning professional in 2011. Over those years he developed into the best sprinter in the […]


Kittel agency : ‘no information’ about story linking rider to transfer to Etixx – Quick-Step

A two year sponsorship deal announced Tuesday by the Etixx – Quick-Step team has fuelled suggestions that Marcel Kittel could be on his way to the team. Kittel is currently the main sprinter with Giant-Alpecin, although he has had a quiet season due to illness and a lack of form. However with Mark Cavendish leaving […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Valverde outpaces Sagan to take stage four of Vuelta a España; Gerard takes stage one of Tour du Poitou-Charentes; Vekemans triumphs on stage three of Trophée d’Or Féminin; Kragh Andersen takes his second stage win in the Tour de l’Avenir; Chaves holds red jersey on tricky day; […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Tom Boonen sprints to stage 3 Eneco Tour victory; Nacer Bouhanni wins stage 1 of the Tour de l’Ain; Elisa Longo Borghini solos to stage 3 win at La Route de France; Schweizer leads Tour of the Great South Coast after two stages; FDJ sends […]


Degenkolb leads Giant-Alpecin for Vuelta a España, alternative programme for Kittel

Although he missed the Tour de France and didn’t ride the Giro d’Italia, Marcel Kittel will not be part of the Giant-Alpecin team for the Vuelta a España. The lineup of the squad was announced today and John Degenkolb, who was the team’s designated sprinter in the Tour, will once ahead head the team in […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Pelucchi claims stage 2 of the Tour of Poland, Kittel retains overall lead; Kiel Reijnen wins stage 1 of the Tour of Utah, Phinney third in his comeback race; Tom Danielson reveals positive test for synthetic testosterone; Vaughters, USADA comment on Danielson’s positive test; […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel returns to form with Tour of Poland stage 1 win; Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup by a bike throw; Jempy Drucker wins Prudential RideLondon & Surrey Classic; Adam Yates wins Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian; BMC exploring legal action after Van Avermaet […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel out of Tour de France as Giant-Alpecin confirms lineup; Vaughters on Cannondale-Garmin’s Tour approach: “Mix it up a bit, throw in some crazy tactics”; Chris Froome admits missed drug test and blames zealous hotel staff; Matthews’ 2015 Tour de France path avoids risky […]


Kittel on Tour non-selection: Not being nominated is without doubt the most difficult time of my career

Giving his thoughts in detail after his Giant-Alpecin team stated earlier on Thursday that he would not be part of the lineup for the Tour de France, Marcel Kittel has offered a strong indication that the decision was not his own and that he believes that he should have been given a berth in the […]