Poll: what kind of disaster strikes Tom Dumoulin at the TT

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  • Ramp is removed at the start and he does not know

    Votes: 16 23.9%
  • Falls into a shaft left by some miners

    Votes: 11 16.4%
  • Celebrates gold without knowing WvA is yet to start

    Votes: 13 19.4%
  • Tropical storm at the exact moment he is on the road, then stops

    Votes: 15 22.4%
  • Nobody told him it was 2 laps

    Votes: 21 31.3%
  • Rocks up to the TT on a kid's trike wearing a Ronald McDonald outfit

    Votes: 6 9.0%
  • Alternatively, drives into a kid on a trike wearing a Ronald McDonald outfit

    Votes: 8 11.9%
  • Literally loses the will to ride after the first lap, ends career

    Votes: 17 25.4%
  • Custom choice in the comment

    Votes: 9 13.4%

  • Total voters
    67
  • Poll closed .
He enjoys far more favourable weather conditions than any other rider, with the wind changing direction to be at his back at every corner; every bit of machinery tuned perfectly, picks the perfect line around every bend and gauges his effort exactly on every incline; his sleep and nutrition work perfectly; he wins by a comfortable margin and is carried off into the sunset on a sedan chair attended by two dozen maidens serving him perfectly chilled champagne, before a snow-white dove descends from the clouds to bring him news that he has won the lottery.


But only after he points out his surname, and declares that he is not Dutch after all.
 
What if he won't be unlucky at all? What if, in fact, he has a deal with the devil, who took all the possible misfortune from him and handed it to the other Dutch riders at the start? There have been three cases of Dutch bad luck now, I think that's it. Now watch Tom win his gold.
Unfortunately, the mystic fates have misread your post.

And Tom wins 3 cases of Dutch Gold.

 
What if he won't be unlucky at all? What if, in fact, he has a deal with the devil, who took all the possible misfortune from him and handed it to the other Dutch riders at the start? There have been three cases of Dutch bad luck now, I think that's it. Now watch Tom win his gold.
But it’s the RaboBANK legacy: they have an entire vault full of misfortune!
 
He enjoys far more favourable weather conditions than any other rider, with the wind changing direction to be at his back at every corner; every bit of machinery tuned perfectly, picks the perfect line around every bend and gauges his effort exactly on every incline; his sleep and nutrition work perfectly; he wins by a comfortable margin and is carried off into the sunset on a sedan chair attended by two dozen maidens serving him perfectly chilled champagne, before a snow-white dove descends from the clouds to bring him news that he has won the lottery.


But only after he points out his surname, and declares that he is not Dutch after all.
His name literally means "Of the (wind)mill."
 
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He's doing well catching his minuteman but it's one of the Quickstep guys and the driver parks the car in the middle of the road. Tom has to brake hard and loses out on a medal by two seconds.
solid ride for 4th place...just missing bronze by 0.01.....i know i lack
imagination!

Mark L
He's doing well catching his minuteman but it's one of the Quickstep guys who has a mechanical and the driver parks the car in the middle of the road. Tom has to brake hard and loses out on a medal by two seconds.
 
I still laugh at that moment. At the time I was watching it I didn't know he went for a poop, I just saw him starting to udnress, so to me it looked like he went feral, started taking off his clothes and just started walking back into nature.
The irony of this being that tomorrow, in the shadow of Mt Fuji, Tom is going to get off his bike, go feral, take off his clothes and start walking off into the wilderness, and everyone watching will think “oh, Dumoulin’s off for a potty break again.”
 

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