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“I still think I can do well in time trials, especially with the worlds in Bergen. My main focus next year will be doing a grand tour for GC.”

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22.10.2016 @ 13:55 Posted by Joseph Doherty

Tom Dumoulin says the hilltop finish in the 2017 Worlds TT in Bergen, Norway will suit him well as he aims to drop wait this offseason to contend for a Grand Tour in 2017.

 

“I still think I can do well in time trials, especially with the worlds in Bergen,” Dumoulin told VeloNews. “My main focus next year will be doing a grand tour for GC.”

 

Dumoulin will eagerly await the Giro’s route presentation on Tuesday, as the Tour de Frannce route already doesn’t appear to suit him on paper with the lack of time trial kilometres. 

 

The Dutchman has just brought an end to his season after a disappointing eleventh in the Worlds TT in Qatar.

 

“It was a bit too much for me in the end,” he continued. “You can only know by trying. I was doubting about whether I should ride here, and I made a decision to try, but it didn’t work out. I have no regrets.”

 

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