Tom Dumoulin’s aspirations melt on Mount Etna


Tom Dumoulin’s hopes of winning the Giro d’Italia again collapsed after he cracked on Mount Etna in stage 4.

“I’m just not feeling good, it’s like that. I worked hard to get here in the best shape possible. Everything is ok, but I just don’t have the legs at the moment. I don’t know why, but it is like it is,” Dumoulin said.

Jumbo-Visma’s hopes took another hit with Tobias Foss also losing touch with the main group favorites and giving away over two minutes to it.

“When it got really steep and the guys went fast, I was missing the last percentage but it’s still early and a long way to go in the race, but it’s not the best, for sure,” Foss said.

“To me [Dumoulin] looked good, but it is what it is, it was a hard stage in general so if you don’t have the extra percentages then you struggle. There are still a lot of races left so we will take it day by day and see what our chances are.”


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