Marcel Kittel ready for Tour of Britain assault

Sprint king relaxed ahead of race debut

Marcel Kittel wins stage three of the 2014 Tour de France. Credit: Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Marcel Kittel has never been beaten on UK soil and whilst he hasn’t afforded much time off since the Tour de France the German sprint king is looking forward to returning for the Tour of Britain.

Kittel will have the chance to take first blood in his Tour of Britain race debut on Sunday with the opening stage tailored to sprinters including a fresh Mark Cavendish, who is due to start.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.