Marcel Kittel pleased with win in 'hectic' Tour of Britain sprint

Marcel Kittel comments on the opening stage of the 2014 Tour of Britain in Liverpool

Marcel Kittel wins, Tour of Britain 2014 stage one

“Hectic and messy” is how Marcel Kittel described his winning sprint on stage one of the Tour of Britain in Liverpool.

The Giant-Shimano sprinter beat Italian Nico Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) by half a bike-length with an injured Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma–QuickStep) settling for third in the 104km race.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.