Tom Dumoulin plans to combine Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2020
Oct 07 2019 11:01 pm CET

Tom Dumoulin plans to combine Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2020
Tom Dumoulin plans to combine Tour de France and Olympic Games in 2020
Photo of Tom Dumoulin © Team Sunweb

Tom Dumoulin is already thinking about his next season, where he plans to combine the Tour de France and the Olympic Games.

The winner of the 2017 Giro d'Italia has had a difficult season marred by a crash he suffered at this year's edition of the Italian Grand Tour. He injured his knee and has had a hard time recovering from it, which raised problems between him and Sunweb that ended up with a breaking of the contract and signing with Jumbo-Visma.

Now the Dutchman is already looking forward to the 2020 season and has already a plan in his mind. "I can imagine that Jumbo-Visma would really want me to be in the Tour de France and I would like to be at the Olympic Games, so that's the most likely scenario," he said to Dutch broadcaster NOS.

The 2020 Tour de France is set to finish on the 19th of July, while the road race at the Olympic Games of Tokyo will be on the 25th of July and the time trial will be held on the 29th of July. "It also depends on the courses and they are not known yet, so I am not going to make any promises yet," added Dumoulin.

The rider is on his way to recovery and he has already done some long training riders in the Netherlands. "It is going very well," explained the Dutchman. "I rode with Jos van Emden through the Limburg hills for four hours last Saturday and that has been my longest training ride to date. It is a small victory.

"It is getting better and better. I go to the physio, go swimming and I actually cycle every day. I have been out of competition for a long time and I notice that. I am not yet the Tom Dumoulin of 2017 or 2018."



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