Dumoulin Misses Alpe D'Huez Win But Remains Team Sky's Main Tour De France Threat

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) looked strong on the cobbles

Tom Dumoulin ( Team Sunweb ) may have missed out on a stage win atop Alpe d"Huez on stage 12 of the Tour de France but the Dutchman solidified his position as Team Sky's main threat in the overall standings. Dumoulin finished second to stage winner and yellow jersey Geraint Thomas on the mountain but put several seconds in Chris Froome, who faded in the sprint and slipped to fourth. As the race leaves the Alps after three days of relentless racing, and with time bonus factored in, Thomas leads Froome by 1:39 with Dumoulin a further 11 seconds adrift. Dumoulin has shown that his Giro d'Italia exploits have not hampered his chances and with Vincenzo Nibali out of the race due to a crash, and Romain Bardet and Nairo Quintana currently focused on the podium rather than winning, Dumoulin remains the thorn in Team Sky's side. He has the ...

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