Six riders who could replace Tom Dumoulin at the Tour de France

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With last week's announcement that Tom Dumoulin would be taking an indefinite leave from racing, the Jumbo-Visma management face the delicate task of deciding on their Tour de France strategy and selection.

While the Dutch team have publicly and privately backed Dumoulin as he takes stock ahead of his next move, the reality is that they cannot wait until late July to see if the former Giro d'Italia winner will be eligible for the Tour. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.