Taylor Phinney Wins Dubai Tour; Cummings Runner-Up

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BMC Racing Team's Taylor Phinney completed a wire-to-wire victory Saturday at the Dubai Tour – while also earning best young rider honors – and teammate Steve Cummings was runner-up. Keeping Pace With Expectations Phinney won the Stage 1 individual time trial Wednesday, added one second to his lead with third place on Stage 2 and finished the race with a 15-second cushion on Cummings and … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Sprints To Stage 3 Win In Dubai

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DUBAI, Feb 07, 2014 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel of the Giant-Shimano team won the third stage of the Dubai Tour on Friday as American Taylor Phinney maintained the overall race lead. Kittel won his second consecutive stage, edging out Spain's Juan Jose Lobato of Movistar and Slovakia's Peter Sagan in a sprint finish to the 162-kilometre ride from the capital to Hatta. Phinney … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Dubai Stage 2 With Authority

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DUBAI, Feb 06, 2014 - German cyclist Marcel Kittel, from team Giant-Shimano, secured his first victory this season after winning on Thursday the second stage of the Dubai Tour 2014. The 122-kilometer (76-mile) race started from the Dubai World Trade Centre, with 127 cyclists from 16 teams spanning around desert highways before concluding at the tip of the man-made Palm Island. … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Grabs Early Bragging Rights Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2014 (AFP) - German sprinter Marcel Kittel grabbed early bragging rights over Andre Greipel after the Tour Down Under warm-up criterion through the streets of Adelaide on Sunday. Kittel was perfectly placed on Greipel's wheel coming into the final straight before overhauling his fellow countryman to win by half a wheel. Greipel looked in the perfect … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Emerges As The Next ‘Superstar’ Sprinter

by Andy Scott PARIS, July 21, 2013 - The green jersey may have once again been won by Peter Sagan, but a new sprint star emerged in this year's Tour de France in the shape of Germany's Marcel Kittel. Tall, tanned and with immaculately coiffed blond hair, Kittel captures the eye immediately when he is not on his bike, and now he is capturing the eye with his performances in … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Crowned Tour de France Champion As Kittel Stuns ‘Cav’

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by Justin Davis PARIS, July 21, 2013 (AFP) - Britain's Chris Froome was crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France as Germany's Marcel Kittel powered his way to his fourth win on the 21st and final stage on Sunday. Team Sky's Froome, the winner of three stages in this edition, claimed his maiden yellow jersey with a winning margin of 4min 20sec on … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel 3 Cav 1 As Froome Avoids The Spills

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by Justin Davis TOURS, France, July 11, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel underlined his status as the top sprinter at the 100th Tour de France by beating Britain's Mark Cavendish to victory on the crash-marred 12th stage on Thursday. Kenyan-born Briton Chris Froome of Team Sky finished just behind to protect his 3min 25sec lead over Alejandro Valverde of Movistar and 3:54 … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Tour de France 10th Stage, Froome In Yellow

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by Justin Davis SAINT-MALO, France, July 09, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel of Argos dominated a dramatic group sprint to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France as Britain's Mark Cavendish escaped sanctions for his role in a late crash. Yellow jersey holder Chris Froome of Team Sky finished the 197km between Saint Gildas des Bois and Saint Malo just behind the sprinters … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Leads Chorus Of Anger At Tour Chaos

by Andy Scott BASTIA, France, June 30, 2013 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish was among the most outspoken in his criticism as members of the Tour de France peloton turned their anger towards race organizers after Saturday's opening stage was marred by a series of crashes. The 213-kilometre ride from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, the first stage ever to be held on the Mediterranean island of … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Triumphs In Chaotic First Tour de France Stage

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by Andy Scott BASTIA, France, June 29, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel of the Argos-Shimano team won the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, a 213-kilometre ride from Porto-Vecchio to Bastia in Corsica that was lit up by a hectic finale. Kittel stole in front of Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff right on the line to win a Tour stage for the first time in his … [Read more...]