Ullrich needs to deal with his past but deserves a second chance, says Kittel

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) has been the poster boy of German cycling's recent recovery. His victories helped to renew the interest of public broadcasters and his easy-going manner managed to restore the affection of the public. His carefully coiffured hair even played a part in attracting a major sponsor – Alpecin shampoo – into the sport three years ago.

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