Tom Dumoulin's first outing as world champion ruined by mechanical problem

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) hoped his afternoon would end bathed in sunlight atop the podium on Al Mayhah Island rather than sat in what amounted to a darkened underpass, but it was to this dank setting that he returned after a mechanical issue ruined his first time trial in the rainbow jersey of world champion on stage 4 of the Abu Dhabi Tour.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.