Dumoulin: Our Tour de France rests on Roglic being the strongest in the third week

Team Jumbo rider Netherlands Tom Dumoulin L and Team Jumbo rider Slovenias Primoz Roglic drink after the 6th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 191 km between Le Teil and Mont Aigoual on September 3 2020 Photo by Stuart Franklin POOL AFP Photo by STUART FRANKLINPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Tom Dumoulin and Jumbo-Visma teammate Primoz Roglic take a drink (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

With a week to go in this year’s Tour de France, the yellow jersey rests on Primoz Roglic’s shoulders and the Jumbo-Visma leader has a 40 second lead over Tadej Pogacar, but while the Dutch team is dominant, Tom Dumoulin believes that everything will rest on Roglic’s ability to remain the strongest rider in the race. 

Collective team domination, according to the 2017 Giro winner, will count for little if the Slovenian’s challenge falters in the Alps.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com 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.