'I took some time for myself': Marcel Kittel gives update on his time off the bike

The German sprinter quit his Katusha-Alpecin team in May

Marcel Kittel at the UAE Tour 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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A month after quitting  Katusha-Alpecin, Marcel Kittel has provided an update on how he is doing.

Having announced that he was to take a break from racing in May, Kittel posted a video on his Instagram story, saying he thought it was time to give fans an update as to how he is getting on.

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