Marcel Kittel abandons Tour de France after crash

Marcel Kittel abandon tour de france

German sprinter Marcel Kittel abandoned the Tour de France during the 17th stage after came down in a multi-rider pile-up.

Kittel, who was wearing the green jersey as leader of the points classification, crashed early in the stage and was dropped in the first climb of the day.

TV footage showed Kittel being treated by the race doctor, with blood dripping on his right leg. The Quick-Step Floors rider won five stages in this year’s Tour.

Michael Matthews is now the favorite to win the green jersey in Paris on Sunday.


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