Kittel and Degenkolb on Giant-Alpecin long-list for Tour de France

German duo selected for Giant-Alpecin long-list after very differing fortunes so far this season

18 January 2015
17th Tour Down Under
People's Choice Classic
1st : KITTEL Marcel (GER) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Marcel Kittel has been included in Giant-Alpecin's long-list for their 2015 Tour de France squad, despite having missed a sizeable chunk of the season through illness.

Kittel attempted to make his comeback from the illness he'd been suffering from since the Tour of Qatar at the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, but subsequently abandoned the race in the middle of stage one.

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