Etixx-Quick Step announce Marcel Kittel signing

Marcel Kittel joins Etixx-Quick Step on a two-year contract after Giant-Alpecin released the German from his contract

Marcel Kittel at the 2015 Tour de France presentation

(Image credit: Watson)

Marcel Kittel has joined Etixx-Quick Step on a two-year contract just days after Giant-Alpecin announced they would be rescinding his contract.

The German will effectively replace departing sprinter Mark Cavendish and will ride alongside exciting young Colombian fastman Fernando Gaviria in 2016.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.