Tour de France: Dumoulin thrilled with Sunweb's TTT performance
10 July 2018 08:34
A happy and relaxed Tom Dumoulin spoke with journalists outside his Team Sunweb bus after the team time trial in Cholet at the Tour de France on Monday, saying that "there was nothing else I could have asked for". Sunweb finished fifth on the stage, just 11 seconds down on stage winners BMC, and Dumoulin was thrilled with how his team had ridden. "We did an awesome job," the 27-year-old time trial world champion said. "The boys were amazing. Last year, at the team time trial world championships, nobody stood up to say, 'I'm the strongest.' It was the same today: there wasn't much difference between everyone, and that's exactly what you want. That's what we did perfectly today, and I'm really happy with the result."ADVERTISEMENT Dumoulin said that he was feeling "super-relaxed" about how things have gone for him and the team so far during the opening three days of the Tour. "The next couple of days are about keeping out of trouble. It's about doing what we can to get some results and stay safe for the GC. So far, it's going really well. "So far, so good," Dumoulin replied when asked how he was feeling having ridden to second place overall at the Giro d'Italia in May, "but you never know how it's going to go in the second half of the race. I've never done two Grand Tours [in a row], but so far I'm doing well."
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