Marcel Kittel

The best and worst of 2016’s new rider-team pairings

Transfer season is an exciting time in the peloton. A change of scenery can be all it takes for a rider to reach new career heights, just as one savvy signing can be all it takes for a team to fill a glaring roster deficiency. But not all transfers work out as planned. While some […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sacha Modolo leads the Tour of Hainan after stage 6; Sean Lake wins back-to-back Grafton to Inverell titles; Georgia Baker wins the Tour of the Goldfields, Ruth Corset secures overall NRS title; John Degenkolb wins Saitama Criterium; How extreme weather protocols will impact the 2016 […]


Holm: ‘Kittel will return, and he will win races. He has something others don’t have’

He’s worked closely with Mark Cavendish for several years, helping him become the best sprinter in recent decades, and now he’ll try to bring Marcel Kittel back to the form that earned him eight stage wins in two Tours. Etixx – Quick-Step director Brian Holm has pledged to work with Kittel to overcome the problems […]

Without Marcel Kittel, what are Giant-Alpecin’s new ambitions?

Giant-Alpecin may adopt a more all-round approach to the Tour de France next season in the absence of marquee sprinter Marcel Kittel whose contract has been dissolved. Kittel was the leader of the Tour team from 2012-2014 amassing eight stage victories but terminated his deal with the squad a year early stating its goals at […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Neil van der Ploeg retains overall lead after stage 3 of the Tour of China I; Marcel Kittel inks two year contract with Ettix – Quick-Step; Ivan Basso retires from cycling, will take up new role with Tinkoff-Saxo team; Giro d’Italia route officially revealed for […]


Kittel inks two year contract with Ettix – Quick-Step

Confirming a transfer reported last week and made possible by a mutual rescinding of his existing contract, Marcel Kittel and Etixx – Quick-Step have finalised a two year agreement. Under the deal, Kittel will move from Giant-Alpecin and will take up the lead sprinter role vacated by Mark Cavendish. “I want to thank the team […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia with stunning downhill attack; Tom Boonen wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro; Jan Bakelants takes solo victory in the Giro del Piemonte; Alexis Gougeard wins the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Neil van der Ploeg claims stage 2 ITT of the Tour of China […]


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 […]