Marcel Kittel will not be leaving Giant-Alpecin, insists coach

Giant-Alpecin coach Christian Guiberteau is glad that Marcel is disappointed after being left out of the Tour de France squad, but says the rider is happy to stay

Marcel Kittel in the 2015 Peoples Choice Classic in Adelaide

(Image credit: Watson)

It's a scene you normally see in football - a player gets dropped for a big game and he hands in a transfer request - but that's not the case with Marcel Kittel, according to Giant-Alpecin.

Kittel was not included in Giant's Tour de France squad last week after his early season was ruined with a recurring illness picked up after the Tour Down Under.

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