Tom Dumoulin Trains with Dutch Amateurs

by | Nov 5, 2021 | Sports | 0 comments

Tom Dumoulin – Photo Credit: Flickr 

Dutch professional road bicycle racer, Tom Dumoulin has recovered from a broken wrist two months after sustaining the injury. He is back on his bike riding again as he prepares for next season.

The 30-year-old was on a training ride in early September building towards the World Championships in Flanders, when a driver crashed into him, resulting in a fractured wrist as he tried to break his fall.

Dumoulin subsequently missed the World Championships and ended his 2021 season prematurely. However, he is back cycling again although with a slightly less intense programme so that he can regain his confidence on the bike.

He has resumed training in the Netherlands with a group of amateur cyclists who are also members of the Tour de Tietema Cycling Team. Dumoulin seemed relaxed as he joined the cycling team for their ride, with the intensity set by the 2017 Giro d’Italia winner.

Since his injuries, he has largely kept a low profile as he opted to focus on his recovery. Besides training with locals, he also visited a local bike shop with the group.

Meanwhile, Dumoulin’s 2021 season featured a limited race schedule, after announcing in January that he would take an indefinite leave from the sport to better understand his motivations for cycling.

However, he still managed to show his quality in the year and achieved first place in the Dutch National Championships time trial in June which is his first event after his return, and a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games time trial.

The early signs from Dumoulin’s training ride with Tour de Tietema Cycling Team suggests that he will enter 2022 fit and firing ready for the season with Jumbo-Visma.