Marcel Kittel will not ride Milan-San Remo

John Degenkolb will be Giant-Alpecin's leader in this year's Milan-San Remo

Marcel Kittel wins, Tour of Britain 2014 stage one

Marcel Kittel will not ride Milan-San Remo (March 22) this year so that John Degenkolb can lead team Giant-Alpecin.

Kittel was the 2014 Tour de France's most successful sprinter with four stage wins but has never raced in Milan-San Remo, which has a reputation of favouring sprinters.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.