Disc brakes a 'strong improvement' says Marcel Kittel, as he prepares to race on them at Dubai Tour

Kittel will follow in the footsteps of his team-mate Tom Boonen by racing on a Specialized Venge Vias Disc bike

Marcel Kittel at the Dubai Tour press conference (ANSA / MATTEO BAZZI)

(Image credit: ANSA)

Marcel Kittel confirmed he will ride on disc brakes at this week’s Dubai Tour, and commented he had seen a “very strong improvement” so far in training when using them.

The German sprinter, who lines up for his first race of the 2017 season in Dubai on Tuesday, is set to follow his Quick-Step Floors team-mate Tom Boonen who became the first rider to win a race riding on discs at the Vuelta San Juan in Argentina earlier this month.

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