Dumoulin keen to seize opportunities at Vuelta a Espana

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) may have arrived at the Vuelta a Espana with one eye on the World Time Trial Championships in Richmond, but lying second overall and just five seconds off the lead after four days, it would be remiss not to try to make hay while the sun shines at the end of his campaign.

It’s a philosophy that has served him well already this year, after all. Dumoulin’s season was centred on the Tour de France and he appeared on the verge of becoming the first Dutchman in the yellow jersey in 26 years only to crash and dislocate his shoulder en route to Mur de Huy on stage 3.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.