Marcel Kittel's racing return in doubt with Jumbo-Visma deal unlikely

The German is on indefinite leave from cycling, but was linked to a return to racing with Jumbo-Visma

Marcel Kittel at the UAE Tour 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Those who know Marcel Kittel say that they are uncertain if he could ever race and sprint for wins again.

Kittel took an indefinite leave from cycling and left Katusha-Alpecin this spring after suffering over the last year and a half with illness or other issues.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.