• The Cycling News forum is looking to add some volunteer moderators with Red Rick's recent retirement. If you're interested in helping keep our discussions on track, send a direct message to @SHaines here on the forum, or use the Contact Us form to message the Community Team.

    In the meanwhile, please use the Report option if you see a post that doesn't fit within the forum rules.

    Thanks!

Teams & Riders Tom Dumoulin discussion thread

Page 36 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Mighty impressive but i think a repeat of the Vuelta situation is plausible considering he lost Kelderman and Movistar is super strong.Normally he'll get the jersey with a decent gap,let's see if he can change the Dutch luck.
 
DBotero said:
Mighty impressive but i think a repeat of the Vuelta situation is plausible considering he lost Kelderman and Movistar is super strong.Normally he'll get the jersey with a decent gap,let's see if he can change the Dutch luck.
One thing to add though. He never climbed this well in the Vuelta on such a climb. (on the short climbs yes, not on the longer ones). This is a totally different Dumoulin.
 
He's now without a team in the mountains.
Loss of Kelderman is serious blow.

Movistar will decimate him if needed.
Few movistar riders in a break, Quintana forces a gap on some short steep hill and Dumoulin is in trouble.

This one motorbike completely changed the dynamics of the race.
 
C_zUZVwUMAAX0Ko.jpg


Those numbers though... insane. With Quintana's weight being 57kg and Dumoulin 70. He has to put out nearly 100 watts more to even be in touch of him.
 
Re: Re:

Susan Westemeyer said:
Red Rick said:
I'd translate what Dumoulin said in his interviews, but it's not exactly nice. He was competely pissed.

That would interest me too. I understand he said Mollema did nothing but wheel suck.

Given that Mollema was dropped despite "wheelsucking", it's an odd thing to whine about. It's not as if Mollema was actually super strong, sat on Tom's wheel and then mugged him with a big attack. Mollema was on his limit and held on as long as he could.
 
Re: Re:

Susan Westemeyer said:
Red Rick said:
I'd translate what Dumoulin said in his interviews, but it's not exactly nice. He was competely pissed.

That would interest me too. I understand he said Mollema did nothing but wheel suck.
Mollema admitted he didn't do anything and that Dumoulin was stronger today.

Anyway, Dumoulin

didn't have mixed feelings, it was complete ***

He wasn't surprised about riding well.

Kelderman was riding really well, 'top 10 here for sure'. Would've been top 10

They couldn't do anything about the moto, Dumoulin can't believe it. Called him a '***' and a 'mongoloid' in his first interview after the finish I think

He's not really taking positives from this. He was mostly describing the situation with various words for genitalia
 
Aug 6, 2015
4,139
2
0
Visit site
Re: Re:

Red Rick said:
Susan Westemeyer said:
Red Rick said:
I'd translate what Dumoulin said in his interviews, but it's not exactly nice. He was competely pissed.

That would interest me too. I understand he said Mollema did nothing but wheel suck.
Mollema admitted he didn't do anything and that Dumoulin was stronger today.

Anyway, Dumoulin

didn't have mixed feelings, it was complete ****

He wasn't surprised about riding well.

Kelderman was riding really well, 'top 10 here for sure'. Would've been top 10

They couldn't do anything about the moto, Dumoulin can't believe it. Called him a '****' and a 'mongoloid' in his first interview after the finish I think

He's not really taking positives from this. He was mostly describing the situation with various words for genitalia
I just love the guy :D
I'm sick of contadors, quintanas, etc they are so boring in interviews... cycling needs bad boys, cycling needs cav "the whiner", cycling needs guys like vino, cippo or di luca. Oh man,how i miss these old school riders :(
 
Re:

johnymax said:
I'm really looking forward to see his TT. At first I thought his TT ability should take a drop-off. But if what D_T says is true, maybe we can expect a monster performance by him on Tuesday. Hopefully he smashes the ITT.

That's what I'm betting on. This stage has a similar length and profile as the tour de france stage 13 from last year and Dumoulin got over 3 minutes on Quintana. With another 30k later on in the tour there is a chance Dumoulin might manage to grab 5 minutes total on him.

Any chance he can hold his losses on the mountains to under that?
 
Re: Re:

Zinoviev Letter said:
Susan Westemeyer said:
Red Rick said:
I'd translate what Dumoulin said in his interviews, but it's not exactly nice. He was competely pissed.

That would interest me too. I understand he said Mollema did nothing but wheel suck.

Given that Mollema was dropped despite "wheelsucking", it's an odd thing to whine about. It's not as if Mollema was actually super strong, sat on Tom's wheel and then mugged him with a big attack. Mollema was on his limit and held on as long as he could.

Dutchies moaning about each other? Reminds me a bit of their 70s football team :D