Tom Dumoulin In Talks With Total Direct Energie, Reports Suggest
Joe Robinson 2 Jul 2019 Dutchman said to have fallen out with Team Sunweb after crash at Giro d'Italia Reports are suggesting that previous time trial World Champion and 2017 Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin could be on the move to ProContinental team Total Direct Energie. According to Italian news outlet Tuttobici , the Dutchman has started initial discussions with the French team for a potential move in 2020. Thanks to the recent €1.4 million acquisition of Direct Energie by the giant gas company Total, the team should have the budget to transition to cycling's WorldTour for next season with team manager Jean Rene Bernaudeau planning for the transition. The team currently functions on an annual budget of approximately €10 million but that is expected to rise with the introduction of Total back in the spring. Earlier in the year, the French team were linked with a move for home ...
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