Tom Dumoulin: I’m ready to fight for Tirreno-Adriatico
Mar 13 2019 01:58 am CET

Tom Dumoulin: I’m ready to fight for Tirreno-Adriatico
Tom Dumoulin: I’m ready to fight for Tirreno-Adriatico
Photo of Tom Dumoulin © Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin is set to lead Team Sunweb at Tirreno Adriatico. The Dutch rider aims to reach a good overall position in the Italian race.

Dumoulin can play with his time-trial strengths at the race, as it opens with a team time trial and finished with an individual against the clock challenge. "On Wednesday we start the seven-day Tirreno Adriatico, beginning with the traditional 21.5 kilometres opening team time trial, followed by two relatively flat stages and three demanding stages before a final 10.1 kilometres individual time trial," said Sunweb coach Luke Roberts.

"With Tom, we chase a good result in the overall classification and we bring a very solid support team to Italy for this goal. Nicholas will be our road captain and we'll look to set ourselves up for a good GC position right from the opening team time trial."

The Dutch rider hit the deck at the UAE Tour and hopes to be at 100% for the race. "I’ve had a little time to recover from my crash at the UAE Tour," he commented. "I took it easy since then and I’m ready to fight for Tirreno-Adriatico now.

"There’s no long climb on the course this year but the Marche region is also very difficult for bike racing. I love to race there too. Jumbo-Visma was very strong at the UAE Tour. They’re here with the same team but I hope we can have a very strong TTT as well, and we’ll take it from there."

Sunweb's complete roster for Tirreno Adriatico (13th to 19th of March):

Søren Kragh Andersen
Nikias Arndt
Tom Dumoulin
Chad Haga
Sam Oomen
Rob Power
Nicholas Roche



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