Tom Dumoulin: I was closer to stopping than continuing my career

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - 16th stage Grenoble - Meribel - Col de la Loze 170 km - 16/09/2020 - Tom Dumoulin (NED - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo POOL/BettiniPhoto©2020
Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) at the finish of stage 16 of the Tour de France in Villard-de-Lans (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tom Dumoulin has admitted that he came closer to quitting cycling than continuing after a spate of issues kept him away from racing for over a year before making his long-awaited Jumbo-Visma debut at the Tour de l'Ain.

The Dutchman, fresh off a ride to seventh place overall at the Tour de France, said after the race finish in Paris that he had considered leaving the sport behind earlier this year.

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