Marcel Kittel

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 […]


Marcel Kittel takes Tour opener as Cavendish and Gerrans crash

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has started the 2014 Tour de France in the same manner he started last year’s race, sprinting to victory on stage 1 after a crash-marred finale in Harrogate. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), one of the pre-stage favourites, crashed heavily with roughly 400m to go after coming into contact with Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge), […]


Tour de France preview

The wait is over. This year’s Tour de France is at the door and we should be in for quite a show. Most likely, this will be the best fight for the overall win that we have seen in decades. In this post Mikkel Conde previews the route, the race and the riders that we […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Kittel – “Cavendish is still a very good sprinter…he is enemy number one”; David Millar left out of Garmin-Sharp Tour de France squad; Ted King returns to the Tour de France to support Peter Sagan; Movistar announces Tour de France team in support of Valverde; […]


Kittel: “Cavendish is still a very good sprinter…he is enemy number one”

Although Mark Cavendish was eclipsed by Marcel Kittel in last year’s Tour de France, netting two stages to Kittel’s four and losing his mantle of the fastest rider in the world, the German sprinter has said he remains very wary of the Briton and sees him as the rider to beat in this year’s race. […]