Marcel Kittel settling in at Etixx-Quick Step following torrid 2015

The German sprinter is upbeat about his prospects for 2016, following an illness-blighted 2015 that saw him record just the one win all year

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Marcel Kittel is in high spirits and ready for a new season with new team Etixx-QuickStep, following a disappointing 2015 season that saw him leave Giant-Alpecin on bad terms.

The German sprinter endured a torrid campaign last year, his early season build-up ruined by a virus picked up at the Tour Down Under that he never quite recovered from, with former team Giant-Alpecin ultimately rescinding the final year of his contract at Kittel's request.

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