Tom Dumoulin dismisses rumours: A transfer is currently out of the question
Jul 03 2019 09:19 pm CET

Tom Dumoulin dismisses rumours: A transfer is currently out of the question
Tom Dumoulin dismisses rumours: A transfer is currently out of the question
Photo of Tom Dumoulin © Team Sunweb

Dutch media has been reporting that Tom Dumoulin would be considering to leave Team Sunweb at the start of the 2020 season, but he and his manager deny that any talks are happening.

Despite that Dumoulin has a contract with Sunweb until 2021, Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and AD have reported that several teams are interested in the winner of the 2017 Giro d'Italia and that his current relationship with his formation is not ideal. "During the past two years, cracks have developed in the relationship of Dumoulin and Sunweb about small things -such as taking over the bike in which he became world champion- but he is also not entirely satisfied with the transfer policy of the team and the way it communicated his knee injury," said AD.

The newspapers said that Jumbo-Visma seems to be the team that has more possibilities to get the rider, but that other formations like Ineos, CCC, UAE-Team Emirates and Total Direct Energie would also be interested.

But Dumoulin sent a statement to De Telegraaf in which he dismisses all this information. "For years I have been part of a fantastic team where I can proudly work with extremely passionate colleagues," the statement commented. "A transfer is currently out of the question."

The manager of the rider, Rik van Dongen, also denied this information to Dutch website WielerFlits. "There are always teams approaching us about riders, especially in the case of Tom Dumoulin, but that is not new," he said. "The most important thing at the moment is Tom's relationship with his current team, Sunweb. For the sake of clarity: there is no transfer agreement on the table with another team.

"An interview with Iwan Spekenbrink (General Manager of Sunweb) is planned for next week. Then we will know more."
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