In this latest edition of Show Us Your Scars Marcel Kittel proves that he might not be super human after all as just like any of us he can’t escape the odd crash at low speed.
More used to speeds in the region of 70kph, the Etixx-Quick Step recruit revealed that his latest crash happened during a training ride where the sprinter was travelling far below his usual sprint pace.
Admitting to not paying full attention to the road he lost control before falling over the handlebars band landing on the ground chin first, which he claims was worse then when he has previously fallen off at sprint speed.
Despite that mishap Kittel started this season with a bang winning the opening stage of the Dubai Tour by a comfortable margin ahead of Mark Cavendish.
After a disappointing 2015 in which illness and poor form interrupted his season this victory should do much to restore confidence.