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Kittel in ‘not omnipotent’ shocker

The prolific German rider, Marcel Kittel insisted that he was not unbeatable in sprint finishes despite winning his third victory in four stages of the Tour de France. Facing stiff competition from Alexander Kristoff, he crossed his rival only in the final stages of the race. With the sixth and seventh stages being flat ones, he could have five stage victories by the end of the first week of the race. He ad ...

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Marcel plays down ‘Kittel Trilogy’

Marcel Kittel has won three of four stages in this year’s Tour. And with stages six and seven being flat ones, he has the potential for five victories by the end of week one. Kittel admitted the race is hard on him. “It was really exhausting,” Kittel said. “In the last 30km it was always 60kph or more and when it’s so fast it’s hard to stay with your team. The boys delivered me to the end and I sat on Mark ...

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Cav crashes, a nation swears loudly.

Yorkshire was excited to have its native son, Mark Cavendish, wear the yellow jersey at the end of this year’s Tour, but a crash in Harrogate during stage one took him out of the race. Cavendish started strong. But he felt the pressure from fellow cyclist Simon Gerrans and crashed 250m from the finish. Cavendish walked across the finish line a full 3min and 37sec behind Marcel Kittel, the stage winner. An i ...

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Marcel Kittel says ‘Don’t be a dick’

This post falls very much into the category of 'it sucks that it has to be said' but Marcel Kittel and Shimano have bumped skulls and punted out a video encouraging fans to look after themselves when out watching cycling.  Now, you'd think this would go without saying, especially following the horrible collision between Vansummeren and a spectator at the Tour of Flanders, but I guess there are folk out ther ...

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