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 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.