Tom Dumoulin ends cycling career with immediate effect

Team Jumbos Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin prepares to take the start of the third stage of the Giro dItalia 2022 cycling race 201 kilometers between Kaposvar and Balatonfured Hungary on May 8 2022 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
Tom Dumoulin (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tom Dumoulin has retired from professional cycling, announcing the end of his career with immediate effect on Monday.

The Dutchman, who won the Giro d'Italia and time trial world title in 2017, was set to hang up his wheels at the end of this year but has now brought that forward. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.