Scheldeprijs champ Marcel Kittel coy on Giro schedule

Marcel Kittel wins the 2014 G.P. Scheldprijs

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Marcel Kittel is hesitant to commit to a full Giro d’Italia campaign ahead of his race debut next month.

The 25-year-old has outlined his ambition to win stages in the first Grand Tour of the season that begins in Northern Ireland and could present sprinters with a chance to wear the pink leader’s jersey in a fairly flat opening week.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.