Marcel Kittel to race Tour de Yorkshire as sprinter looks to get season back on track

The German's team recently called for 'crisis talks' after the sprinter's recent poor form

Marcel Kittel at Scheldeprijs 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin) is to race the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, the rider has confirmed.

The German is looking to kick start his year after a disappointing early season, with the German admitting he was going through "a difficult period" after finishing 99th and 4-30 down in Scheldeprijs, a race he has previously won five times.

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