In Dumoulin's Absence, Sunweb Change Tack At Giro D'Italia

Tom Dumoulin finishes stage 4 after crashing at the Giro d'Italia

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Jai Hindley 's Giro d’Italia debut was meant to be devoted entirely to riding in the service of Tom Dumoulin , but the Dutchman's crash in Frascati and untimely abandon has forced a radical redrawing of Team Sunweb 's race. The Giro squad was selected with the objective of marshalling Dumoulin through the flat opening phase and then shepherding him through the high mountains as he went in search of a second overall victory in the corsa rosa. Now, rather than racing cautiously to protect and serve one of the outright favourites, Hindley and his teammates have been forced to redraw their plans. "It was a bit devastating for the team to lose Tom, and so early as well, so we've had to shift the focus a bit," Hindley told Cyclingnews in Ravenna. "It's opened up a lot of opportunities for us because ...

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