Sprint star Marcel Kittel will depart Belgian squad Quick-Step and head to Katusha-Alpecin for 2018 and 2019, the Russian team announced on
With the Tour de France concluding in a few days, news about potential rider transfers is heating up.
Kittel was leading the points competition and had won five stages before he exited.
Marcel Kittel has won five stages at this Tour de France and is expected to contend for No. 6 Wednesday in Romans-sur-Isere.
The 29-year-old German has dominated the sprint stages in this Tour de France. Now he needs to survive until Paris.
Marcel Kittel is focused on winning his first green jersey, but it is the breakaways, not bunch sprints that pose the biggest threat to his
The 178km route is expected to end in a bunch sprint, with the fast men on the road battling for the stage win.
The 213.5km route is expected to end in a mad dash to the line.
The Tour comes out the loser with Cavendish and Sagan out of the race, and it’s poor Marcel Kittel who has to face awkward questions.
Without Peter Sagan to dominate the Tour's green jersey competition, Marcel Kittel and Arnaud Démare find themselves in a tight race.