Kittel Scores Stage Win at De Panne!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Belgium — Project 1t4i sprinter Marcel Kittel won Stage 2 of the March 27-29 Three Days of De Panne stage race in Belgium. The 23-year-old German had pegged the 216km stage from Zottegem to Koksijde as the one to aim for, and he delivered on his goal, hammering home to the win on his Felt F1 team bike.
“I was not sure until the last 100 meters if I could still do it,” Kittel told Cyclingnews.com after the win. “Luckily I had really good legs today in the sprint.”
Kittel’s Project 1t41 teammates helped put him in position, and once he hit the fast, 1000-meter tailwind stretch to the line, the big German took over. It was Kittel’s fourth win of the season, which is just his second as a pro.
The Three Days of De Panne concludes on Thursday, when attention then turns to this weekend’s big event, the Tour of Flanders spring classic.