Matthews On Dumoulin Tour De France Absence: I Don't Know Where To Go From Here

Michael Matthews waves to the crowd in Liège

Tom Dumoulin ’s absence from the Tour de France has left Team Sunweb teammate Michael Matthews "totally confused", with the Australian telling Dutch broadcaster NOS : "I don’t know where to go from here." When Dumoulin announced on Thursday that he would not take part in the Tour de France , owing to the knee injury that forced him out of the Giro d’Italia, it seemingly opened a door for Matthews to chase stage wins and target the green jersey he won in 2017. However, the Australian explained that his focus in recent months has been geared around Dumoulin and being able to assist on climbs and in the important stage 2 team time trial. "I’ve been making sure I can climb really well, making sure I can do a really good TTT to support him as best as possible. It’s definitely hard to take in the news," Matthews told ...

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