Marcel Kittel recovers from late crash to win penultimate Three Days of De Panne stage

German sprinter hit the deck with just 15km remaining

Marcel Kittel at the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) took an impressive victory in stage 3a of the Three Days of De Panne after crashing with 15km remaining.

The German sprinter had finished fourth behind Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) on yesterday's stage, but was able to beat the Norwegian rider today, having his team-mates to thank for a hard chase to regain contact with the front group he was caught up in a late crash.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.