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Okay great, nice PR, but I wonder if it had anything to do with the (yes, perfectly legal) ketone supplements Jumbo are using (and Sunweb aren't and weren't).

Exogenous ketones can potentially cause serious stomach issues (and lower blood sugar levels, which could have have negatively affected his performance , as well)


Would their sponsors want that kind of publicity (again) , considering the headlines they got when they admitted to using them last year? Dumoulin is one of their star riders, also.



So... why was there a need to adjust his program weeks in advance?
Indeed. No idea what was going on, but this seems fishy.
 
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Okay great, nice PR, but I wonder if it had anything to do with the (yes, perfectly legal) ketone supplements Jumbo are using (and Sunweb aren't and weren't).

Exogenous ketones can potentially cause serious stomach issues (and lower blood sugar levels, which could have have negatively affected his performance , as well)


Would their sponsors want that kind of publicity (again) , considering the headlines they got when they admitted to using them last year? Dumoulin is one of their star riders, also.



Indeed. No idea what was going on, but this seems fishy.
To be honest, that had little to no impact on Jumbo last year. It got lost in the hundreds of media articles in which Jumbo was talked about as THE exemple of a good and performing team within the peloton (justified seen the results, but after a while it gets tiring).
 
The ketones scenario, while funny if true, i can't really see it. Few teams are this organized as TJV, checking everything, eye for detail, nutrition... If Tom's testresults have really been going backwards for 2 months, it would be a huge oversight on their part.
Farfetched, but it sound plausible. At the end of the day it is humans working. They make mistakes.

Tom has a history of stomach issues... he could be sensitive to changes. I also think in the article, on cyclingnews, about his delay of start this season I believe they said "intestinal" problems.

Or he simply just got sick.
 
TD says that he can't win the TdF without an altitude camp. If no one has an altitude camp isn't that even? He does make a good point that he's living at sea level and other riders live higher so I'd be curious of the top 10 favorites where they are (stuck) living now.
 
TD says that he can't win the TdF without an altitude camp. If no one has an altitude camp isn't that even? He does make a good point that he's living at sea level and other riders live higher so I'd be curious of the top 10 favorites where they are (stuck) living now.
I read that as well. But in these times, where people can't go outside, you'd think sleeping in an altitude tent would be a no-brainer. I'm not saying it will replace actual training on altitude, but it would certainly even the odds. People in other countries might live on altitude, but might not be able to train outside. I'm sure everybody can argue that their prep won't be ideal.
 
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Just - completely randomly - realised something!
An opportunity was definitely missed in the naming of this thread! The opportunity to name it Tom is the new Dumoulin!
Of course, as things stand now, there might be people whose reaction is "Eeeh…? Who's the old?"
 


Tom Dumoulin: "Feel like the Dumoulin from 2 years ago"

Tom Dumoulin is ready to make the switch from aimless training to racing. "I would like to win the Tour de France someday and I do and leave everything for that."

The down-to-earth Tom Dumoulin did not initially have a good eye when the new cycling calendar was presented. "In March and April I was indeed still skeptical," he says on the website of his team Jumbo-Visma.

"But now the situation is improving day by day. So it looks good that the season will start in August. In concrete terms, this means that we are again fully focused on the races, in my case the Tour de France."

Dumoulin will prepare for the Tour start at the end of August with a few matches in France. "After that I will probably ride the classics and the World Cup, where I also hope to shine."


"I also know that there is no need for that doubt"

Tom Dumoulin is convinced that he can compete with the best lap cyclists in the world, just like a few years ago. "At the training I feel like the Tom Dumoulin from 2 years ago."

"A match is of course something else than a training, so I sometimes doubt that. I am also sorry that I have not yet been able to show myself for my new team. Although I also know that that doubt is not necessary for anything."

And so Dumoulin is convinced that he will soon be able to participate in the prizes in the next Tour, although he will have to win the internal team battle with Roglic and Kruijswijk first. "The Tour is the biggest of the biggest, I would like to win it once. I do and leave everything for that."


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