Kittel's Poor Form 'Makes No Sense', Says Demol

Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin)

Marcel Kittel' s problems are not only continuing, but are getting worse. After being dropped on the flat at Scheldeprijs , finishing 99th in the race he has won five times, even Katusha-Alpecin head sport director Dirk Demol said that the situation "makes no sense". The 2019 season started out promisingly for Kittel but soon went south, and things didn't improve with the Spring Classics. The German sprinter was never a factor in either Driedaagse Brugge – De Panne or Scheldeprijs. After struggling the whole race on Wednesday, Kittel was finally dropped from the main field and finished a disappointing 99th, over four and a half minutes down. "I cannot hide that this makes no sense. In terms of condition, he is just not in order, otherwise you don't just get dropped on the flat,” Demol told Dutch cycling website Wielerflits . “He is just as disappointed as we are. ...

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