Marcel Kittel: The first win of the year gives confidence to the whole team

Sprinter Marcel Kittel praises a strong performance from his Quick-Step team-mates as he takes his first win of the year, but admits his choice to ride on disc brakes resulted in a lot of questions from others in the peloton

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Marcel Kittel hailed a confident performance from his Quick-Step Floors team-mates that resulted in his first victory of 2017 on the opening stage of the Dubai Tour, but urged caution at this early point in the season insisting “it’s a reminder you win like this when you work hard”.

The win was the German’s first race of the year and saw him go head-to-head in a bunch sprint with some of his major rivals.

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