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Tom Dumoulin ends career with immediate effect

Tom Dumoulin ends career with immediate effect

Tom Dumoulin has ended his professional cycling career with immediate effect. The former Giro d’Italia winner had previously announced that he intended to retire at…

Monday, Aug 15

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Tom Dumoulin has ended his professional cycling career with immediate effect.

The former Giro d’Italia winner had previously announced that he intended to retire at the end of the current season with his final race being the World Championships in Australia. However, the Jumbo-Visma rider has now decided to bring his retirement from the sport forward to August.

In a statement released by his team, the 31-year-old confirmed the news and the reasoning behind his decision.

The statement read: “I decided to quit professional cycling with immediate effect. About two months ago I announced that I would retire as a professional cyclist at the end of the year. During last spring, despite my love for the bike, I noticed that things weren’t going how I wanted. I felt that I was ready for a new phase in my life. But, I still had one project on my wishlist to end my career with a bang; the World Championship in Australia.

“I wanted to tackle that road to the World Championship the way I tackled the road to the Tokyo Olympics. With a sense of freedom, on my terms, with the support of the team and with my intrinsic motivation as the main fuel. That’s what brought me back the joy of cycling back then.

“But I notice that I can’t do it anymore. The tank is empty, the legs feel heavy and the training sessions are not working out as I hoped and I also need to do a good performance and have a […]

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