Marcel Kittel says he's not surprised Tom Dumoulin wanted to leave Sunweb

The German quit racing in 2019 while Dumoulin transferred to Jumbo-Visma after injury curtailed his season

Tom Dumoulin and Marcel Kittel (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto)

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Marcel Kittel has said Tom Dumoulin leaving Sunweb mid-season was "no surprise" to him.

The German raced with Dumoulin for four seasons from 2012 to 2015, when Sunweb was called Giant-Alpecin, and his final season with the WorldTour team was similarly marred by injury and a lack of form, just as Dumoulin's 2019 has been, with a crash in the early stages of the Giro d'Italia derailing his season.

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