Marcel Kittel: 'The only way I can win the green jersey is if Peter Sagan gets sick'

Kittel says that current rules make it difficult for a pure sprinter to win green

Marcel Kittel on stage two of the 2017 Tour de France (ASO)

(Image credit: ASO/Thomas MAHEUX)

Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) may have taken the green jersey after stage two of the Tour de France, but he thinks there is little chance of a pure sprinter like him taking it all the way to Paris unless woe befalls Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Sagan has won the points classification on each of the previous five editions of the Tour, and is looking to add a sixth title that will draw him level with Erik Zabel's record for green jersey wins.

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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.