BinckBank Tour - Tom Dumoulin: Finally I have this Green Jersey in my possession
Aug 13 2017 07:34 pm CET

BinckBank Tour - Tom Dumoulin: Finally I have this Green Jersey in my possession
BinckBank Tour - Tom Dumoulin: Finally I have this Green Jersey in my possession
Photo of Tom Dumoulin © Wouter Roosenboom | Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) had said at the beginning of the BinckBank Tour that he was going for the victory, and he kept his word.

The Dutchman had already finished second and third in the race formerly known as the Eneco Tour and went to the 2017 edition determined to win the overall classification. "This was the goal, and we have achieved that," he said to the media at the end of the last stage. "During the presentation in Breda I had already said that I came for the final victory.

"Now I finally have this green jersey in my possession. I had some good luck along with good legs. The pieces came together."

The overall victory for Dumoulin had to be confirmed on the last day and when the situation was not looking too good, his team took control of the situation. "When I couldn't keep up in this last stage, the team controlled everything," he explained.

"Later I could connect with the group of my closest competitors. Today, I watched every movement of Tim Wellens. I was his shadow and soon established that he was having trouble in some slopes. Soon I realised that the victory was going to me mine, so I succeeded in my goal of winning this race."

This is the second race victory for the rider after taking the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia.




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