Tom Dumoulin keeps lips sealed about Tour de France participation
Jun 02 2018 01:17 pm CET

Tom Dumoulin keeps lips sealed about Tour de France participation
Tom Dumoulin keeps lips sealed about Tour de France participation
Tom Dumoulin wearing the rainbow kit

Tom Dumoulin is not yet certain about whether he will take part in the Tour de France, but expects to unveil his decision next week.

The runner-up of this year's Giro d'Italia took part in the Hammer Series Limburg but retired early in the first event. Before the start however, he spoke to Dutch broadcaster NOS about what may be next.

"You will hear more about it next week," a cheerful Dumoulin told the interviewer, adding that he was still tired from the Giro.

"Of course I am. Five days later I haven't completely recovered but I'm sure I'll be fine. I'm always tired after the a grand tour. That's not new. I've also performed very well two weeks after the Tour de France, in the Eneco Tour. So that won't influence my decision on whether to go to the Tour or not.

If Dumoulin chooses to participate in the Tour, it will be his fifth appearance and his first since 2016. That year, he won two stages before fracturing his wrist in a crash. He recovered in time to win Silver at the Olympic time trial in Rio de Janeiro.




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