Marcel Kittel: German sprinter announces retirement from cycling

Kittel won 19 grand tour stages, including 14 at the Tour de France

German sprinter Marcel Kittel says he has retired from cycling because he “lost all motivation to keep torturing myself on a bike”.

The 31-year-old, who has 19 grand tour stage wins, announced in May he was taking a break from the sport because he was “exhausted”.

But he has now told German magazine Der Spiegel