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by Neal Rogers
March 21, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: FDJ’s Davide Cimolai wins opening stage at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya; ASO and Volta Ciclista a Catalunya strike five-year partnership; Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthcare) takes overall win at Tucson Bicycle Classic; Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5) tops UCI Rankings; An interview with Marcel Kittel: Getting back to his best, Cavendish rivalry, and the Tour de France; BBC State of Sport investigation: Drug use at every level of sport is ‘fast becoming a crisis’; Tweet: When Peter Sagan’s attack at Milan-San Remo resembles nature.
In a wide-ranging interview with CyclingTips, Marcel Kittel discusses returning to his best level, as well Mark Cavendish’s resurgence, his assessment of how the Manxman profited from QuickStep’s tactics, his thoughts about his young teammate Fernando Gaviria, and his future aspirations in terms of the Spring Classics.
“I think afterwards, when you look back at the Tour in ‘16, what became obvious is that Cav really took advantage of our team,” Kittel said. “We often brought him into the final and then he just had to sprint past me or someone else. And that’s a mistake that I don’t want to repeat, to be honest. I think that is something to keep in mind for ‘17.”
Kittel also discusses the Tour de France start in Germany, something he is hugely motivated about, and the reputation of the sport in Germany.
Click through to read the entire interview here.