Changing of the guard: Is it all over for sprinters Kittel and Greipel?
Joe Robinson 11 Apr 2019 Greipel contemplates being 'too old' while Kittel faces 'crisis talks' with Katusha-Alpcein The changing of the sprinting guard seems complete as various reports suggest German duo Andre Greipel and Marcel Kittel have begun to admit they are past their best. Both riders have been the subject of reports in the Belgian press centred around the struggles both have been experiencing in the opening months of the season. Despite 44 race days between them this season, Greipel and Kittel have only managed a single victory each so far in 2019 – Stage 6 of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo for the former, and the Trofeo Palma for the latter. Hardly the sort of spoils the pair are used to fighting over. By this point of the 2017 season, the German duo had registered 10 wins between them. When young Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan agreed a move from ...
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