Kittel, Degenkolb lead Argos-Shimano's hunt for Tour stages

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Marcel Kittel has already secured a string of successes this year (AAP Images)

German sprinters Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb will target stage wins for Argos-Shimano at the Tour de France.

"We will be looking for stage wins at this Tour de France and have lined up the strongest team possible to achieve this," said sports manager Christian Guiberteau. 

"In the flat stages, Marcel Kittel will be leading our team to sprint success. When the bunch hits some of the hillier stages, we have Giro stage winner John Degenkolb who can be successful."

On the hillier stages the team will target breakaways.

"In addition to contesting the sprint stages, we will adopt an offensive strategy for the tougher stages. All the riders, especially in the second part of the Tour, will have their chance to chase individual success."

Argos-Shimano for the 2013 Tour de France: Roy Curvers (NED), John Degenkolb (GER), Tom Dumoulin (NED), Johannes Fröhlinger (GER), Simon Geschke (GER), Marcel Kittel (GER), Koen de Kort (NED), Albert Timmer (NED), Tom Veelers (NED)

SBS will broadcast all stages of the Tour de France live.

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