Groenewegen On Kittel: He's A Great Man And Every Team Needs A Second Sprinter

Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)

Tour de France sprinter Dylan Groenewegen has opened the door for Marcel Kittel to join him at Jumbo-Visma , but made it clear that if the German does arrive at the team at the start of the 2020 season, he fully expects the former Katusha-Alpecin rider to act as a secondary sprinter. Kittel agreed to have his contract torn up at Katusha-Alpecin earlier this year after a dreadful 18-month period with the team that netted just a handful of wins. He is currently taking a sabbatical from professional cycling, but in June Cyclingnews confirmed that Jumbo-Visma had talked to the German about a possible return next season. The team made it clear during that time that Groenewegen would remain as their top-tier sprinter but that Kittel could become a second option either at alternative WorldTour events or at slightly smaller races. At the teams' presentation at the Tour de France ...

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