Tom Dumoulin once again postpones start of season
Feb 12 2020 06:12 am CET

Tom Dumoulin once again postpones start of season
Tom Dumoulin once again postpones start of season
Photo of Tom Dumoulin by Jumbo-Visma

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) has postponed once again his start of the season and his debut with his new team.

The Dutchman was set to start his season and have his first race with his current team at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, but he fell ill just days before the start of the race and had to drop from the roster and return to his home to recover.

Just days after the finish of the Spanish competition, the rider has explained in social media that he will also skip the next races that he had in his calendar to give his body the chance to completely recover before returning to competition again.

"Unfortunately I had to abandon Valencia last week," said Dumoulin through social media. "I would’ve flown to altitude camp this Thursday to prepare the next races, but we have to postpone until I feel 100% again. We will change my racing schedule by skipping Tirreno and Milano-Sanremo to allow me the time I need to get back on full strength again.

"It’s such a shame because I was feeling amazing and I couldn’t wait for the season to start. Too bad I need to wait a little longer now. To quote the famous philosopher RUN DMC: ‘It’s like that, and that’s the way it is’"

The rider had a difficult 2019 in which he crashed at the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia, which caused him a knee injury that left him struggling for the rest of the season -which was worsened by the fact that a piece of gravel remained for months inside his knee. The last race that the winner of the 2017 Giro d'Italia took part in was the Criterium du Dauphine in June of 2019 and from which he abandoned at the seventh stage.




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