Giro d'Italia - Kittel forced out of Giro d’Italia with fever

Marcel Kittel has been forced out of the Giro d’Italia with fever following an impressive start to the tour.

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Giro d'Italia - Kittel forced out of Giro d’Italia with fever
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Marcel Kittel, Giant-Shimano

The Giant-Shimano rider secured back-to-back victories in this year’s Giro, claiming stage two and three, but has been struck down with fever and cannot continue.

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After an impressive win in Dublin in which he secured victory in the technical finish despite losing his team-mates – finishing ahead of Team Sky’s Ben Swift and Cannondale’s Elia Viviani – the German was favourite to make it three in-a-row in Bari.

However, the 26-year-old has opened the door for the other sprinters in the peloton to claim the win after his announcement, of which he made on his Twitter account.

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