Tom Dumoulin happy to return to Grand Tour racing in 2022

UAE Tour 2022 - 4th Edition - 2nd stage Hudayriyat Island - Abu Dhabi Breakwater 173 km - 21/02/2022 - Tom Dumoulin (NED - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) racing at the UAE Tour (Image credit: Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency2022)

Tom Dumoulin has admitted there was a chance he could have never returned to the professional peloton when he took time out to reflect on life a year ago.

The Jumbo-Visma rider is now happy, racing again and currently in action at the UAE Tour, where he will be a contender for Tuesday's time trial stage. However this time last year, he was reflecting greatly on life, without the conviction he wanted to ever race again.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.