Marcel Kittel calls Yorkshire Tour de France roads 'dangerous'

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Marcel Kittel tops out over the Bradfield climb before the descent down Kirk Edge Road towards Oughtibridge

Marcel Kittel called the first stages of the Tour de France "dangerous" after previewing them in training. The team Giant-Shimano's German, winner of four stages last year, aims for the yellow jersey in Harrogate on July 5.

"I think the roads are in some parts very dangerous for a peloton of the Tour de France," Kittel said.

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