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08 Oct 2018 20:21

Rollthedice wrote:Dumoulin to hold a press conference tomorrow.

Rumour has it he's going to BMCCCCCCCCCCC (/Giant).
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08 Oct 2018 20:25

"...Rumours are already ranging from transferring to a new team to announcing a positive doping control." - Susan Westemeyer on Twitter
:)

My shot he's going to announce new team sponsor - antidiarrheals producer
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08 Oct 2018 20:44

DNP-Old wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Dumoulin to hold a press conference tomorrow.

Rumour has it he's going to BMCCCCCCCCCCC (/Giant).



last year, TEAM SUNWEB EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH TOM DUMOULIN UNTIL 2022, if it's true, it must cost Giant a lot of money
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08 Oct 2018 20:51

klintE wrote:"...Rumours are already ranging from transferring to a new team to announcing a positive doping control." - Susan Westemeyer on Twitter
:)

My shot he's going to announce new team sponsor - antidiarrheals producer


The Chinese have brought him, maybe?
https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/new-chinese-worldtour-team-will-bigger-budget-team-sky-according-ceo-396690
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09 Oct 2018 06:34

CTQ wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:
Rollthedice wrote:Dumoulin to hold a press conference tomorrow.

Rumour has it he's going to BMCCCCCCCCCCC (/Giant).



last year, TEAM SUNWEB EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH TOM DUMOULIN UNTIL 2022, if it's true, it must cost Giant a lot of money

That seems to be extremely unlikely. When informing about ten Dam, Continuum Sports stated that "the 37-year-old will be the team’s sole Dutch rider" (from their official website).
https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/the-feedzone/laurens_ten_dam_to_bring_wealth_of_experience_to_continuum_sports/

Also, Dumoulin is starring in that short promo video released some days ago presenting new Cervelo bike for Team Sunweb in 2019.
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1046632672955650048
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09 Oct 2018 06:59

Yeah, he's not moving anywhere. Plus the press conf was already announced a week ago. So it's not something big. Probably something like unveiling a new good cause or maybe something Cervelo TT bike related (HR attempt?)
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09 Oct 2018 09:51

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Yeah, he's not moving anywhere. Plus the press conf was already announced a week ago. So it's not something big. Probably something like unveiling a new good cause or maybe something Cervelo TT bike related (HR attempt?)

At what time is the presser?
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09 Oct 2018 11:55

4pm I think.
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09 Oct 2018 13:25

Dumoulin starts a Tour de Dumoulin for local youth riders. :D
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11 Oct 2018 11:13

The recently unveiled Olympic TT course seems perfect for Tom so I think he will do a 100% attempt at the Olympic Gold medal.

So probably no Tour in 2020, perhaps full Giro + Olympiad focus. This means that in 2019 he surely must try the Tour with no Giro before it.
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11 Oct 2018 15:47

I think Tour for GC + Olympics is definitely feasable if you take it easy in the first half of the year. There's pretty much no way the road to Tokyo doesn't go through France.
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11 Oct 2018 16:09

There is no way you do Tokyo without Tour imho, even without GC focus you have to go in France.
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11 Oct 2018 16:20

Wiggins did it, so why not
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11 Oct 2018 16:59

You simply are not throwing away a TdF-chance for Tokyo in Dumoulin's position.

The maillot jaune >> Olympic gold
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11 Oct 2018 17:59

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Wiggins did it, so why not


If he's interested exclusively in the ITT yes, possibly, otherwise nope.
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11 Oct 2018 18:08

Climbing wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Wiggins did it, so why not


If he's interested exclusively in the ITT yes, possibly, otherwise nope.

That's the big question indeed. Tour for GC or all in on ORR+ OTT. Could maybe have pure classics season with Ardennes/Olympics and Worlds as main goals.
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11 Oct 2018 18:59

If anyone can combine it's him. I mean this season was already crazy with Giro + Tour + Worlds.

Tour + Olympics sounds like a vacation to him
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11 Oct 2018 20:45

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:If anyone can combine it's him. I mean this season was already crazy with Giro + Tour + Worlds.

Tour + Olympics sounds like a vacation to him


Yeah, he already showed how to achieve a great result in a lot of important races in a season without actually winning any of them. I mean he is very good but does it worth risking another double silver instead of one big win? I'm not convinced. This year's results are more than fine but as his career progresses I'm sure he would prefer more wins in fewer races than a ton of second and third places however respectable that achievement is.
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12 Oct 2018 12:06

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:If anyone can combine it's him. I mean this season was already crazy with Giro + Tour + Worlds.

Tour + Olympics sounds like a vacation to him


Tom dreams of olympic gold. Olympics were bigger for him than the tour when he grew up. He allready said that in 2016'
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12 Oct 2018 13:55

Kwibus wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:If anyone can combine it's him. I mean this season was already crazy with Giro + Tour + Worlds.

Tour + Olympics sounds like a vacation to him


Tom dreams of olympic gold. Olympics were bigger for him than the tour when he grew up. He allready said that in 2016'

He didn't see himself as a maillot jaune contender yet at that time, so I guess TdF surely has priority now. But like others have stated I think it's possible to combine the two in 2020.
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