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Tom Dumoulin at the 2015 Tour de France team presentation

Tom Dumoulin at the 2015 Tour de France team presentation, by bert de boer, Licence CC BY 2.0

The latest news of Dutch bike racer Tom Dumoulin.

Tom Dumoulin ITT World Champion

21st September 2017

Tom Dumoulin ITT World Champion 2017

Dumoulin on the podium, by Bjorn Erik Nesse

Tom Dumoulin yesterday won the individual time trial at the World Championships in Bergen, Norway.

The Dutchman's time of 44 minutes 41 seconds was 57s better than silver medallist Primoz Roglic (Slovenia), and 1min21 ahead of Chris Froome in bronze.

Dumoulin said, 'I thought my power meter was off because it was so high. I felt really, really good. It started raining and I needed to take the corners really slow, especially in the first kilometre of the climb with all the twists and turns - on every corner my back wheel was slipping as I had the TT tyres on because I thought it was going to be dry.'

Dumoulin on the climb, ITT World Championships 2017

Tom Dumoulin climbing during the ITT at the UCI road World Championships 2017, Bergen, Norway, photo by Bjorn Erik Nesse

Dumoulin wins the 2017 Giro d'Italia

28th May 2017

Tom Dumoulin during the 2016 Giro d'Italia

Tom Dumoulin during the 2016 Giro d'Italia, by Joop van Dijk, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Tom Dumoulin did enough to overcome his 53 second deficit to Nairo Quintana on the Stage 21 individual time trial from Monza to Milan. With his performance, he took overall victory in the 2017 Giro d'Italia. The Dutchman beat Quintana by 31s, with Nibali third at 40s. Read about Tom Dumoulin wins 2017 Giro d'Italia.

Dumoulin takes silver in Olympic time trial

10th August 2016

Tom Dumoulin at the Tour de Suisse 2015

Tom Dumoulin at the Tour de Suisse 2015, by youkeys, Licence CC BY 2.0

Tom Dumoulin won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic individual time trial. Fabian Cancellara took gold, in a time of 1 hour 12 minutes 15 seconds, with Dumoulin 47s slower, and Chris Froome third, 1 minute 02 seconds behind the Swiss winner.

The Olympic time trial was Dumoulin's main focus this season, but his preparation was disrupted when he broke a bone his wrist during the Tour de France. Partly due to that injury, he abandoned the Olympic road race after just 12km.

After winning silver, Dumoulin told NOS that he had mixed feelings about it. 'Everyone says I should be proud of it, and I am. But for the moment, the overriding feeling is disappointment. When I see Cancellara with the gold medal hanging around his neck, yes, that's what I wanted.'

'I couldn't have gone 47 seconds faster, certainly not today. I may have made some mistakes, but I was also a bit careful on the first lap, because I didn't want to put too much pressure on my wrist in training. I had to get used to it [the course]. But I wasn't in pain, I used painkillers.'

'I'm very happy that it's all over. The last two and a half weeks were really not easy. But I've seen that I'm pretty good at handling the stress in a situation like this.'

Tom Dumoulin to ride Olympic ITT despite wrist break

28th July 2016

Tom Dumoulin in Dutch national time trial champion's jersey

Tom Dumoulin during a time trial at the 2015 Paris-Nice, by denismenchov08, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Tom Dumoulin will ride the individual time trial, and perhaps the road race, at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. When he abandoned the Tour de France 2016 on Stage 19, it seemed that his participation in the Games was in doubt, but it was a clean wrist break which is healing well, and he could be pain-free and able to ride without a brace in Rio. Read about Tom Dumoulin to ride Olympic ITT.

Tour de France 2016 news: Dumoulin wins Stage Thirteen

15th July 2016

Tom Dumoulin, Tour de France 2015, Utrecht

Tom Dumoulin - Tour de France 2015, by Rob Schleiffert, Flickr, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Tom Dumoulin won Stage 13 today, an individual time trial in the Ardèche. His time of 50min15 was 1min03 faster than second-placed Chris Froome. Read about Dumoulin wins Stage 13, Tour de France 2016.

Tour de France 2016 news: Dumoulin wins Stage Nine

10th July 2016

Tom Dumoulin riding for Giant Alpecin

Tom Dumoulin, by Dacoucou, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Tom Dumoulin won Stage 9 of the Tour de France 2016 this afternoon. He was in the day's breakaway, and he attacked at the foot of the final climb, then time trialed his way to the summit finish at Andorra Arcalis, in apocalyptic rain and hail. Read about Dumoulin wins Stage 9, Tour de France 2016.

Dumoulin's Giro d'Italia 2016

27th May 2016

Tom Dumoulin in pink at the Giro d'Italia 2016

Tom Dumoulin in pink during the Giro d'Italia 2016, by Simone Bandener, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Tom Dumoulin abandoned the Giro d'Italia 2016 on Stage 11, suffering from saddle sores. Nevertheless, the first part of the race was a success for him, with a win in the opening time trial, a second place on Stage 4, and six days in the leader's pink jersey. Read more about Tom Dumoulin's Giro d'Italia 2016.

Dumoulin voted Dutch cyclist of the year

5th December 2015

Tom Dumoulin was voted cyclist of the year in the Netherlands, according to NOS.nl. He won the Gerrit Schulte trophy for the second year running, largely thanks to his performance in the Vuelta a Espana. He also won a time trial in the Tour of the Basque country, and two stages of the Tour of Switzerland, where he was third overall.

Dumoulin said the he deserved to win the prize. He felt that his best moment was the uphill stage win in Spain when he beat Chris Froome. 'I think back to that quite often. I'm certainly going to go back to that place where I won that race when we're in the area in December for a training camp.'

Dumoulin extends contract at Giant Alpecin

16th October 2015

Tom Dumoulin has extended his contract at Giant Alpecin, and will stay with the team for the next three seasons. He says he thought carefully about his future, and couldn't see what extra another team could offer him compared to Giant Alpecin. Read more about Dumoulin extends contract with Giant Alpecin...

Dumoulin fifth in World Championships time trial

25th September 2015

Vasil Kiryienka of Team Sky and Belarus is the time trial world champion, completing the 53.5km course in 1h 02min 29.45s on Wednesday, 9s ahead of Adriano Malori of Italy, and 27s faster than third-placed Jerome Coppel of France. Jonathan Castroviejo of Spain was fourth, and Dumoulin could only manage fifth, 1min 02s behind the winner. He was one place ahead of Rohan Dennis, who was in turn one ahead of Tony Martin.

NOS reports that Dumoulin had an injury to his buttock, which hindered him. He said, 'I can be proud of nevertheless coming fifth. But I didn't enjoy any moment of it. It was a strange time trial. For me, it went well at times, then badly again. Mentally, it was the hardest ride of my life.'

In a further interview reported today, Dumoulin said that he had realised in the days before the time trial that his preparation hadn't been good, and he didn't feel in good form, to the extent that he was worried about setting off a minute and a half in front of Tony Martin. 'This was really not a course for me, with awful long, straight roads. But it was a course for Tony Martin. I was even worried in case he caught me up. I thought: I'm surely not going to let that happen. But it didn't.'

Dumoulin said that his preparation in 2014 had been better, doing the Eneco Tour, and Canadian World Tour races before the World Championships, but the Vuelta can also be the right choice - 'maybe just not the way I rode it.' 

For 2016, his programme isn't yet decided, but one thing is certain: the Olympic time trial in Rio is the main objective. 'That course is made for me.'

Dumoulin ready for World Champs ITT

22nd September 2015

Tom Dumoulin at Utrecht time trial

Tom Dumoulin is ready for the individual time trial at the World Championships in Richmond, Virginia, where he is favourite for the event. He is still slightly tired after a great performance in the Vuelta a Espana, but will be confident of competing well against rivals Tony Martin and Rohan Dennis. Read about Dumoulin ready for World Champs ITT...

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5 facts about Tom Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin at the 2015 Tour de France team presentation

Tom Dumoulin at the 2015 Tour de France team presentation, by bert de boer, Licence CC BY 2.0

Want to know more about Tom Dumoulin? Our 5 facts cover his hometown and family, his nickname, his cycling talent and career, his pre-race ritual, and his approach to sports psychology. Read about 5 facts about Tom Dumoulin.

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