Marcel Kittel: The real challenge was to prove people wrong, not beat Cavendish

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) played down the pressure and expectation on him to win before the opening stage of the Dubai Tour. But following his impressive victory ahead of Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) after a powerful and dominant lead out from his new Etixx-QuickStep teammates, he shared his true feelings, happy to have silenced those who thought his poor 2015 season had been his own causing.

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