Jumbo-Visma is going to the Vuelta a Espana with a very strong team, according to the Spanish newspaper AS.
Tom Dumoulin will be at the start in Spain as expected, while defending champion Primoz Roglic and Sepp Kuss could be also present.
Vuelta boss Javier Guillén has already confirmed the three Jumbo-Visma names: “We expect a very strong field of participants, where we can count on riders like Chris Froome, Enric Mas, Richard Carapaz and Dumoulin. I don’t know who will eventually be there, but the field will be strong.”
Dumoulin last rode the Vuelta in 2015. It was the year in which he discovered himself at Team Sunweb as a general classification rider. He rode then in the red jersey for a long time, but due to a bad day in the last mountain stage, he eventually finished sixth.
Tom Dumoulin will be back to racing this week at the World Championships time trial.
“On Wednesday I will fly to the World Championships”, said Dumoulin. “That depends on how I feel. Friday’s time trial is still subject to change. I have agreed with national coach Koos Moerenhout that I will see how I get out of the Tour.
“I feel good, but I have had a difficult time. It has been quite a lot and I don’t want to overload myself and take that back to next year. I’m going to have a nice rest and then you will see me again in Imola.”