The Tour de Yorkshire was a short-lived affair for Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) after he abandoned the race after less than 110 kilometres of stage 1 from Bridlington to Scarborough but while doubts remain over the rider’s form and fitness, few would question the robustness and speed of the German’s bike.
On the eve of the race, Giant-Alpecin mechanic Marcel van Rossum, provided Cyclingnews with an overview of Kittel’s bike.
Kittel rides Giant’s top-end aero road frame – the Propel Advanced SL in a size large with a Propel Advanced SL – OverDrive 2 front fork and a PRO Vibe 7S Compact handlebar set-up measuring 42cm.
The brakes are Fouriers DX-005 Mini-V with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-9070 derailleurs.
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