Tom Dumoulin: I Didn’T Become A Cyclist For The Money And The Fame

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) wins the stage 20 time trial at the Tour de France

Tom Dumoulin has revealed he considers his personal victory against the pressures and expectations of professional cycling as his most important success of 2018. The Team Sunweb leader finished second in the Giro d’Italia , Tour de France and the world time trial championships but looks back at his year with personal satisfaction in a revealing interview with the De Telegraaf newspaper. “I have listened much more to my feelings,” Dumoulin explained. “Of course, I continued to work hard, but I dared to let go of all the plans and goals. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen. I don’t want to control things too tightly and in a race dozens of things happen that you can’t control. Putting that oppressive feeling aside felt like a victory. My most important success in 2018 was perhaps that victory over myself. I am very proud of that." Dumoulin married his long-time partner ...

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