Tom Dumoulin: At Sunweb it was very difficult to bear the pressure

Jumbo-Visma’s Tom Dumoulin takes part in the Amstel Gold virtual ride
Jumbo-Visma’s Tom Dumoulin takes part in the Amstel Gold virtual ride (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tom Dumoulin has opened up about his leadership struggles at Team Sunweb and admitted that he is much more comfortable with three-pronged attack at the Tour de France this year with Jumbo-Visma.

Dumoulin caused waves last season by telling Sunweb he wanted to leave and join rivals Jumbo-Visma. In the end, Dumoulin got his wish and he was released from his contract early, but the last year has been hard for the 2017 Giro d’Italia winner. He crashed out of the 2019 corsa rosa and the injuries he sustained would eventually lead to surgery and force him to miss the Tour de France. The 29-year-old hasn’t raced since last year’s Criterium du Dauphine, as illness and an infection ruined the start to his Jumbo-Visma career.

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