Tom Dumoulin credits Primoz Roglic with new perspective on career as an ‘adventure’

Jumbo-Visma’s Tom Dumoulin races to second place in the Planche des Belles Filles time trial on stage 20 of the 2020 Tour de France
Jumbo-Visma’s Tom Dumoulin races to second place in the Planche des Belles Filles time trial on stage 20 of the 2020 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

What a difference a year makes. It was in December 2020 that Tom Dumoulin decided to stop racing altogether. He said he was ‘mentally and physically tired”.

When he returned, he made a statement by winning a silver medal in the individual time trial. He had trained for three months to take the victory, but that honour went to Jumbo-Visma teammate Primož Roglič, who earned Slovenia’s first gold medal in cycling.

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