Marcel Kittel: I hope Tom Dumoulin finds the answers he needs

The German sprinter similarly took a break from cycling in May 2019, retiring a few months later

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Retired pro Marcel Kittel has shared his support for former team-mate Tom Dumoulin, who announced he will be taking an indefinite break from professional cycling.

Kittel similarly decided to take a break from racing nearly two years ago, quitting Katusha-Alpecin in May 2019 citing exhaustion. In August he subsequently announced his retirement, and since then has been vocal about the extreme pressures endured by riders.

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