Marcel Kittel 'won't accept an apology' for punch; calls for six-month ban for Astana rider

Quick-Step Floors rider explains the circumstances behind the bust-up

Marcel Kittel shows off his injury after being punched by Astana's Andriy Grivko

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Marcel Kittel has called for Astana’s Andriy Grivko to get a six-month ban after the sprinter was left with blood dripping down his face and a cut above eye having being punched by the Ukrainian during stage three of the Dubai Tour.

The Quick-Step Floors rider ended the day with a significant cut above his left eye, after the incident that took place when the 200-kilometre stage was hit by the crosswinds in the desert.

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