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PARIS (Reuters) – Former Giro d’Italia champion Tom Dumoulin is taking a break from biking as a way to ponder his future as knowledgeable rider, his Jumbo-Visma group mentioned on Saturday.
“Tom Dumoulin has left the coaching camp of Staff Jumbo-Visma to contemplate his biking future at residence. The Dutch rider gained’t take part in races in the interim,” the Dutch outfit mentioned in an announcement.
Dumoulin, 30, gained the Giro in 2017, completed second total within the 2018 Tour de France, and has claimed stage victories on all three grand excursions.
However the 2017 particular person time trial champion has had a tough 2020 after additionally chopping his 2019 season quick within the wake of a crash on the Giro.
“I’ve been feeling for fairly some time that it is vitally tough for me to know the best way to discover my manner as Tom Dumoulin the bicycle owner,” mentioned Dumoulin.
“I would like the group to be pleased with me. I would like the sponsors to be completely satisfied. I would like my spouse and my household to be completely satisfied. And so I wish to do nicely for everybody, however due to that I’ve forgotten myself a bit previously 12 months. What do I would like? Do I nonetheless wish to be a rider. And the way?”
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