•   
  •   

Sport Tom Dumoulin abandons Vuelta a España due to fatigue

14:10  28 october  2020
14:10  28 october  2020 Source:   cyclingnews.com

Vuelta a Espana 2020: A very different race - Preview

  Vuelta a Espana 2020: A very different race - Preview The Spanish Grand Tour sets off amid rising coronavirus cases across EuropeSince the Slovenian national road race in mid-June, the first event to be held in post-lockdown Europe, the current pandemic and measures against it have inevitably formed part of the furniture of every bike race. But the fast-rising second wave of infections of COVID-19 across Europe, coupled with recent events in the Giro d’Italia, will further heighten the focus on this question in the last Grand Tour to be held in the rescheduled 2020 season.

Tom Dumoulin finishes stage 5 of the Vuelta alongside teammate Lennard Hofstede (Image credit: Getty Images Sport).

VeloNews - Dutch star faded in the opening stages but will try to help teammate win Vuelta a España . Much was made about Chris Froome losing GC options in the … The Cyclists' Alliance: Women's cycling faced unique set of challenges due to COVID-19 –.

a group of people riding skis on a snowy road: 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 © Provided by Cycling News 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

Tom Dumoulin has abandoned the Vuelta a España, leaving the race before the start of stage 8 to the Alto de Moncalvillo.

The Jumbo-Visma rider lay 53rd overall after losing 11 minutes on Tuesday's stage and said "it made no sense to continue" the race.

The Dutchman entered the Vuelta as co-leader alongside Primož Roglič, who currently lies fourth on GC. However, he lost time on stage 1 and a further eight minutes on stage 2 to Lekunberri, saying afterwards that he felt "empty - no energy", blaming his condition on a busy schedule since racing restarted in July.

Vuelta a Espana favourites, Van der Poel and Van Aert rivalry and Dumoulin interview – Podcast

  Vuelta a Espana favourites, Van der Poel and Van Aert rivalry and Dumoulin interview – Podcast We also hear from stage winner Tao Geoghegan Hart and overall leader Joao Almeida at the Giro d'ItaliaWe also look back at the men's edition of the Tour of Flanders and discuss the rivalry between winner Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert, and how the pair could shape the Classics for years to come.

The Vuelta a España was turned on its head in the most dramatic manner imaginable on stage 20 as Fabio Aru, the Astana climber, wrenched the race lead away at the last possible moment. Dumoulin , the Giant-Alpecin time-trial specialist, had looked on the verge of becoming the first Dutchman since

“Despite the rest period he observed, the two first stages of the Vuelta have shown Thibaut Pinot continues to suffer from the back pain he experienced after his crash on the Tour de France,” Groupama-FDJ said in a statement. “With regard to the next season, priority is given to his complete

Dumoulin finished seventh overall at the Tour de France after working for Roglic but was happy to be back on form after missing the second half of the 2019 season due to a knee injury incurred at the Giro d'Italia, and then the 2020 spring races due to illness.

He has now agreed with team coaching staff that it's better to take time off and focus on next season rather than continue at the Vuelta.


Gallery: Giro d'Italia: Tratnik wins stage 16 (Cycling News)

"Both our coaching staff and I think it is the best choice to get off the bike," Dumoulin said. "At the start of the Vuelta I already felt tired and that feeling remained.

Thibaut Pinot abandons the Vuelta a España as back pain persists

  Thibaut Pinot abandons the Vuelta a España as back pain persists Frenchman ends his 2020 season after two stages in SpainThe Groupama-FDJ team leader suffered a back injury on the opening stage of the Tour de France when he crashed and another rider rode into him. At the end of the first week, it was clear he was out of yellow jersey contention, although he struggled on to Paris.

Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin will not take part in the Vuelta a España . Dumoulin will instead focus on the Clasica San Sebastian, the Binck Bank Tour and the Canadian WorldTour races in Montreal and Quebec. The Dutchman will use these race to prepare for the World Championships in

Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) dropped Chris Froome (Team Sky) to win stage 9 (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com). The data, published and visualised above by AD.nl, shows Dumoulin ’s power output across the Vuelta ’s key climbs. On the first road stage on day two, he rode to second on

"It makes no sense for me to continue, because then I might put a strain on next season. It is not desirable to leave the Vuelta, but this is the right choice. We can all agree on that. With Primož we are in good shape in the general classification. Hopefully the team can take home the win."

Jumbo-Visma directeur sportif Merijn Zeeman was disappointed that Dumoulin was leaving the race but noted that his fatigue was increasing day after day.

"It is a pity that Tom is going home," he said. "Every day we monitored his fatigue and it kept increasing. Despite this, he played an important part in the team and did a good job.

"Although his short participation in the Vuelta has been a good investment for 2021, we now see that we are encountering limits and we take the responsibility that comes with it."

How to watch the 2020 Vuelta a España – Live streams from anywhere .
Don't miss a moment of the decisive final week in SpainPrimož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) is back in the race lead for the third time after winning the stage 13 time trial. His main rival Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) lies 39 seconds down after the 33km test, while Angliru winner Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) is third at 47 seconds.

usr: 0
This is interesting!