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Marcel Kittel announces retirement from cycling aged 31: 'I have always found the limitations on a top athlete as an increasing loss of quality of life' Marcel Kittel has retired from professional cycling at the age of 31 The 14-time Tour de France stage winner left the Katusha-Alpecin team in May He says he no longer wants to 'make the sacrifices' required to be an elite athlete The 31-year-old feels his career resulted in 'an increasing loss of quality of life'

By Ian Parker, Press Association Sport

Published: 18:16 BST, 23 August 2019 | Updated: 18:16 BST, 23 August 2019

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German sprinter Marcel Kittel has announced his retirement from professional cycling at the age of 31.

The 14-time Tour de France stage winner left the Katusha-Alpecin team in May by mutual consent saying he wanted to take a break from the rigours of the sport at the elite level.

In a statement posted on his website on Friday, Kittel

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