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"The Giro definitely looks appealing with the time trial kilometers, but the race will be mostly decided in the big mountain stages. The team and I will discuss and decide in the coming period,"

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26.10.2016 @ 17:39 Posted by Joseph Doherty

With almost 70km of time trialling, many are keen to see how Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) will do after a stint in the Maglia Rosa following prologue success this season.

 

"The course of the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia looks beautiful! Nicely balanced with sprint stages, quite some time trial kilometers, but some brutal and legendary climbing as well like the Mortirolo and the Stelvio on stage 16 for example," he wrote on his Facebook page.

 

"Climbing these monsters will for sure create some epic battles. Last year I trained near Bormio to prepare for the Vuelta 2015 so I'm quite familiar with those climbs and how exceptionally difficult they are."

 

Dumoulin is yet to say for sure he would do the Giro, but having already remarked that the Tour de France route doesn’t really suit him and he has already said he wants to target a Grand Tour, it looks likely he will have a go at the 100th Giro.

 

"It’s still too early to say anything about which Grand Tour I will focus on next year. The Giro definitely looks appealing with the time trial kilometers, but eventually the race will be mostly decided in the big mountain stages. The team and I will discuss and decide somewhere the coming period," he concluded the blog.

 

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