Marcel Kittel

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Vinokourov makes claims of Italian and European bias against Astana; Kittel returning to Santos Tour Down Under; Jakob Fuglsang considered leaving Astana; Androni-Venezuela team riders undertake to pay large fine in case of doping positive; Katy Perry’s custom-painted Avanti; Dutch Headwind Championships; Bikes through the […]


Kittel returning to Santos Tour Down Under, Dumoulin to make debut in race

Seeking to replicate or even improve upon a successful 2014 season, Marcel Kittel has confirmed his intention to once again ride the Santos Tour Down Under. The German will lead the Giant-Alpecin squad in the race, and said that he would both chase personal success where possible and also help others on the team to […]


How The Season Was Won 2014

There’s more to cycling than crossing the line first—yes, winning is important, but providing critical team support, functioning well under a variety of racing conditions, and keeping the sport exciting and enjoyable to watch throughout the year are all important, too. After all, cycling’s business structure is built on the idea that people are watching. With that in mind, […]


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 […]