Kittel back at Tour de France with new team
PARIS – German sprint king Marcel Kittel returns towards the Tour de France the following month together with his new Etixx-Quick Step team.
German cyclist Marcel Kittel, from the Etixx-QuickStep team, crosses the conclusion line and wins the second stage from the 99th Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italia, on May 7, 2016
Kittel won four procedures in each one of the 2013 and 2014 editions but injuries and illness ruled him from last year’s race.
He’s since gone to live in Etixx from Giant, replacing the person he surpassed because the world’s best sprinter along the way, Briton Mark Cavendish.
Etixx selected a group using the look at winning stages which includes German three-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin and punchers Dan Martin of eire and France’s Julien Alaphilippe.
Etixx team for that Tour de France:
Julian Alaphilippe (FRA), Iljo Keisse (BEL), Marcel Kittel (GER), Dan Martin (IRL), Tony Martin (GER), Maximiliano Richeze (ARG), Fabio Sabatini (ITA), Petr Vakoc (CZE), Michel Vermote (BEL)