Tom Dumoulin is again driving two months after being hit by a automotive and fracturing his proper wrist.
The 2017 Giro d’Italia winner and former world time trial champion was hit by a automotive close to his house within the Netherlands in early September and underwent surgical procedure to deal with the wrist fracture. He was compelled to overlook the World Championships time trial in Belgium and finish his 2021 season.
Dumoulin has stored out of the highlight since his accidents however he was seen driving with the Tour de Tietema Biking Group after which visited an area bike store. The Dutchman is getting ready for the 2022 season with Jumbo-Visma and appeared completely happy to pedal with native riders.
Dumoulin raced for simply 19 days in 2021 after deciding to take outing of the game for an indefinite interval whereas at Jumbo-Visma workforce coaching camp again in late January. He mentioned on the time he felt as if “a backpack of 100 kilos has slipped off my shoulders”. He frolicked occupied with what he needs for his future, with even retirement an possibility.
Nevertheless, he visited the Amstel Gold Race within the spring and determined to return to racing on the Tour de Suisse in early June to organize for the time trial on the Tokyo Olympics. He gained a silver medal behind Jumbo-Visma teammate Primoz Roglic in Tokyo after which rode the Benelux Tour, just for the wrist fracture to finish his season.
Dumoulin is ready to stick with Jumbo-Visma for 2022 however has been linked to BikeExchange for 2023 as a consequence of his glorious relations with the Australia workforce’s new bike sponsor Big. Nevertheless, it seems unlikely that he’ll settle for the pressured atmosphere of difficult for Grand Excursions.
“Tom Dumoulin is a rider that is in the marketplace on the finish of subsequent 12 months and he’s a rider that almost all groups wish to have on board if he performs like he did on the Olympics, for instance,” Group BikeExchange common supervisor Brent Copeland informed Cyclingnews lately.
Jumbo-Visma have signed former world time trial champion Rohan Dennis for 2022 and 2023, whereas giving Dumoulin the liberty to resolve his personal objectives and race programme.
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