John Degenkolb: It doesn't matter if Marcel Kittel returns to cycling, he just needs to enjoy what he does

Degenkolb says he is giving any support he can to his compatriot

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John Degenkolb has weighed in on Marcel Kittel’s premature exit from cycling, saying the happiness of his German compatriot and former team-mate is more important than a future in the sport.

Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) came through the ranks with the embattled Kittel, both rising to WorldTour prominence with early incarnations of Team Sunweb.

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