Marcel Kittel returns to form with Tour of Poland stage win

After missing out on a ride in the Tour de France due to illness and lack of form, Marcel Kittel returns with a stage win at the Tour of Poland

Marcel Kittel wins stage one of the 2015 Tour of Poland

(Image credit: Watson)

German sprinter Marcel Kittel (Giant-Alpecin) won the opening stage of the 2015 Tour of Poland on Sunday, his first race since missing out on selection for the Tour de France after suffering a protracted illness and losing race fitness.

The relatively short and flat opening stage around Warsaw ended up in a bunch sprint after the day's escape group was caught, with Kittel taking the victory ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) in second and Italian Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre-Merida) in third.

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