Dumoulin tunes up for Giro d'Italia at Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

As he builds towards the Giro d’Italia, Tom Dumoulin ( Team Sunweb ) has returned to Liège-Bastogne-Liège for what is a last test of race condition prior to the first main goal of his season, which gets underway in Israel on May 4. Talking to journalists on Saturday afternoon, Dumoulin seemed laid back and cheerful, as well as looking in good shape. But given that his last race was at Milano-San Remo, in which he finished 31st, Dumoulin was understandably non-committal about his chances in a race as demanding as Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Although determined to do his best on Sunday and shine if he has a chance, the Dutch racer, who hails from nearby Maastricht, is far from being the first Grand Tour specialist to be parachuted into the Ardennes as at least a partial test of his form prior to the summer. Recent participations by Chris Froome (Team Sky) in ...

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