"Marcel Kittel will settle faster in new team than Mark Cavendish," says Etixx DS

Etixx-Quick Step sports director Brian Holm is confident that new signing Marcel Kittel will be a big success at the Belgian team

Marcel Kittel at 'Boonen and Friends' Cyclo-Cross 2015 (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Etixx-Quick Step directeur sportif Brian Holm is full of praise for his new charge Marcel Kittel and declared his confidence that the German sprinter would add to his win tally in 2016.

Kittel endured a miserable season in 2015, with his early-season preparations cut short by illness, before being overlooked for both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana, as well as Germany's World Championships team in September.

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