Marcel Kittel will not ride Tour of California as struggles continue

German sprinter Marcel Kittel admits he is still short of condition after a long-running virus and will not race at the Tour of California

Marcel Kittel at the 2015 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Watson)

Marcel Kittel’s disastrous start to the season is set to continue as the German sprinter was ruled out of the Tour of California, which starts on Sunday.

The Giant-Alpecin rider tried to return at the Tour de Yorkshire last weekend, but withdrew midway through stage one looking in noticeable discomfort.

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