Mollema: Racing the Giro-Tour de France double and Olympics is possible in 2021

NICE FRANCE AUGUST 29 Start Bauke Mollema of The Netherlands and Team Trek Segafredo during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 1 a 156km stage from Nice Moyen Pays to Nice TDF2020 LeTour on August 29 2020 in Nice France Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Mollema at the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After a promising 2020 season dissolved into disappointment due to a broken wrist midway through the Tour de France, Bauke Mollema is determined that this year's campaign turns out differently. His 2021 season will be built around the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double, offering more opportunities for success after the disrupted season gone by.

The Dutchman will team up with fellow Grand Tour veteran Vincenzo Nibali at both races, the pair sharing leadership duties for Trek-Segafredo as Giulio Ciccone takes the opportunity to lead at the Vuelta a España.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, and Demi Vollering.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from 2024 include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.