Marcel Kittel – I’m a Sprinter now

Dubai Tour - Stage Three

Marcel Kittel is a house hold name when it comes to the big bunch sprints today. He has won stages in all 3 Grand Tours, La Vuelta Espana, Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. But it is not so well known that when he first singed as a professional with Skil-Shimano in 2011, he was signed primarily as a time-trialist who might be able to pull a good lead out for the sprinters. Things soon changed. He and I were teammates 2011 and it was nice to be there at the beginning of his stella career, and to now get the chance to discuss what has happened since those early days.

4 comments

  1. Greg Donovan · March 27

    Great interview, Mitch. Keep them coming!

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  2. Dave · March 28

    For your q&a I’m interested in how you ride team time trials, particularly in grand tours where you have to look after GC riders and climbers. Also, how you judge pace, time on the front etc.

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  3. draymo9 · March 28

    You may have got this twice. For your q&a I’m interested in team time trials particularly in grand tours where you have climbers and GC riders and how you look after them without compromising your result. Also in how you judge time on the front and pacing and why you think they are often so close when there are so many variables.

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