Kittel ready for Giro d'Italia sprint debut

Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) may be amused to hear that he has been named as one of 10 special ‘Giro sights’ by the local Belfast Telegraph newspaper. If the German sprint star has anything to do with it, he will be hitting the headlines by leading his rivals across the line in the Giro d'Italia sprints. He celebrates his 26th birthday on Sunday and so a victory in Dublin would be a perfect way to celebrate.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.