GERMAN sprinter Marcel Kittel
is to take a break from cycling, saying he is "exhausted" and unable to compete at the highest level at the present time.
Sprinters of the highest calibre -- including Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel
, Elia Viviani, Dylan Groenewegen, Caleb Ewan, Giacomo Nizzolo, Alexander Kristoff, John Degenkolb and Sonny Colbrelli -- have achieved important victories during the last five years of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi Tours.
Home favourite Alex Dowsett and German sprinter Marcel Kittel
have been revealed as part of Swiss-based Katusha Alpecin's six man line-up for the 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2018, which comes to Warwickshire on Wednesday 5 September.
Cavendish, who had endured a flat tyre 63km from the finish line, faced a challenge from Cofidis Solutions Credits rider Nacer Bouhanni as well as late surge from the outside from Team Katusha Alpecin's Marcel Kittel
Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive Sir Gary Verity has targeted Froome, Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel
to head a world-class field.
TOUR DE FRANCE MARCEL KITTEL
underlined his dominance of this year's Tour de France sprints as he won stage 11 in Pau for his fifth victory of the race, while Chris Froome came home safely to retain the yellow jersey.
won stage 11 of the Tour de France in Pau for his fifth victory of the race so far as Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey.
took his fourth stage win of this year's Tour as he beat fellow German John Degenkolb in the sprint, strengthening his grip on the points leaders' green jersey.
won stage 10 of the Tour de France in Bergerac as Chris Froome stayed safe in the yellow jersey.
STAGE 11 ITV4 & Eurosport 1, midday By Nick Pulford MARCEL KITTEL
stamped his authority on another sprint finish as the Tour resumed on Tuesday, easily landing his fourth stage victory to keep him extremely comfortable in the green jersey.
has won back-to-back stages in the Tour de France, outsprinting the field on the final stretch of the 11th stage.