Marcel Kittel explains his 'dream start' to the 2016 season

After a torrid 2015, Marcel Kittel says everything clicked for his debut with Etixx-QuickStep at the Dubai Tour

Marcel Kittel on the podium after winning the 2016 Tour of Dubai

(Image credit: Watson)

Marcel Kittel quickly dismissed any remnants of doubt after his his troubled 2015 racing season with two stage wins and overall victory in the 2016 Dubai Tour last week, calling it a "dream start".

The German sprinter arguably achieved more in the four days of the Dubai Tour than he did in the whole of 2015, where he was plagued by injury and illness. He won just two races: the People's Choice Classic criterium and a stage of the Tour of Poland.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.