Tom Dumoulin’S Break From Cycling Reminds Us Of The Fragility Of 'Superhuman' Cyclists

Joe Robinson 25 Jan 2021 Decision to walk away should be applauded for its honesty and bravery Decision to walk away should be applauded for its honesty and bravery Words : Joe Robinson There will be a Tom Dumoulin -shaped hole in the 2021 professional cycling season. On Saturday morning it was announced that the Dutchman would be leaving the Jumbo-Visma team camp with immediate effect, putting his racing career on pause. Only a day after his team had plotted the 30-year-old’s route to this summer’s Tour de France , Dumoulin had retired from the sport of cycling. Albeit a temporary decision with a door open for his return, but for now, he is no longer a professional cyclist. The 2017 Giro d’Italia winner had been struggling to keep his body in working order over the past 18 months. A crash that saw him leave the 2019 Giro had plagued ...

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