Tom Dumoulin puts career on hold and leaves Jumbo-Visma training camp

SABIANIGO SPAIN OCTOBER 24 Arrival Tom Dumoulin of The Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma Lennard Hofstede of The Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma during the 75th Tour of Spain 2020 Stage 5 a 1844km Huesca to Sabinigo 835m lavuelta LaVuelta20 La Vuelta on October 24 2020 in Sabinigo Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
(Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tom Dumoulin has decided to hit the pause button on his race career and has left the Jumbo-Visma training camp with immediate effect. The news was announced on Saturday with Jumbo-Visma confirming that the Dutchman would not race for the time being.

Dumoulin has officially taken unpaid leave while he considers his future and whether or not he wants to return to the sport. On Friday, the team had announced that Dumoulin would be given a leadership role at the Tour de France alongside Primož Roglič but that now looks in major doubt following today's shock news.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.