Marcel Kittel

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Kittel grabs stage one of Dubai Tour; Will Clarke takes a repeat victory in the Sun Tour’s Southbank prologue; Garfoot victorious on day two of Ladies’ Tour of Qatar; Poels fastest in time trial opener to the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Coquard quickest on day one […]


Kittel displays new Etixx-QuickStep kit prior to official debut with the team

He’s still got another month before he’s officially in his first pro season with the Etixx – Quick-Step squad but Marcel Kittel has been chosen to show off the new team kit. The German sprinter, who won four Tour stages in 2013 and again in 2014, has moved to the team from Giant-Alpecin and will […]


“The most exciting I’ve seen in many years” – Holm predicts greatness for Etixx’s young sprinter Gaviria

He may still be just 21 years of age and to have only raced as a stagiaire thus far but, according to Brian Holm, Etixx – Quick-Step’s young sprinter Fernando Gaviria is a huge talent. The Colombian rider competed towards the end of the season for the team and made a huge impression on Holm, […]


The best and worst of 2016’s new rider-team pairings

Transfer season is an exciting time in the peloton. A change of scenery can be all it takes for a rider to reach new career heights, just as one savvy signing can be all it takes for a team to fill a glaring roster deficiency. But not all transfers work out as planned. While some […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sacha Modolo leads the Tour of Hainan after stage 6; Sean Lake wins back-to-back Grafton to Inverell titles; Georgia Baker wins the Tour of the Goldfields, Ruth Corset secures overall NRS title; John Degenkolb wins Saitama Criterium; How extreme weather protocols will impact the 2016 […]


Holm: ‘Kittel will return, and he will win races. He has something others don’t have’

He’s worked closely with Mark Cavendish for several years, helping him become the best sprinter in recent decades, and now he’ll try to bring Marcel Kittel back to the form that earned him eight stage wins in two Tours. Etixx – Quick-Step director Brian Holm has pledged to work with Kittel to overcome the problems […]

Without Marcel Kittel, what are Giant-Alpecin’s new ambitions?

Giant-Alpecin may adopt a more all-round approach to the Tour de France next season in the absence of marquee sprinter Marcel Kittel whose contract has been dissolved. Kittel was the leader of the Tour team from 2012-2014 amassing eight stage victories but terminated his deal with the squad a year early stating its goals at […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Neil van der Ploeg retains overall lead after stage 3 of the Tour of China I; Marcel Kittel inks two year contract with Ettix – Quick-Step; Ivan Basso retires from cycling, will take up new role with Tinkoff-Saxo team; Giro d’Italia route officially revealed for […]


Kittel inks two year contract with Ettix – Quick-Step

Confirming a transfer reported last week and made possible by a mutual rescinding of his existing contract, Marcel Kittel and Etixx – Quick-Step have finalised a two year agreement. Under the deal, Kittel will move from Giant-Alpecin and will take up the lead sprinter role vacated by Mark Cavendish. “I want to thank the team […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia with stunning downhill attack; Tom Boonen wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro; Jan Bakelants takes solo victory in the Giro del Piemonte; Alexis Gougeard wins the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Neil van der Ploeg claims stage 2 ITT of the Tour of China […]