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Dumoulin to Challenge Froome at Both the Giro and the Tour de France

By Monica Buck

The world time trial champion will try to defend his Giro d’Italia title in May and then head over to France in July as well. The Team Sunweb sports director Aike Visbeek said in an interview for De Rode Lantaarn that the Dutchman is indeed eyeing a historic Grand Tour double.


“At the moment we have a clear plan. Tom will go for the general classification at the Giro and he will also go for the Tour, while Wilco (Kelderman) will go to the Tour and the Vuelta,” Visbeek said.

Chris Froome already confirmed he was going for a Giro-Tour double after last year’s victories at Le Tour and La Vuelta, but Dumoulin’s plans were unknown. The Dutchman did, however, admit to weighing up the possibility in January.

Is the clash of the titans really going to happen? Last time Dumoulin did both the Tour and the Giro was in 2016, and he failed to finish either race. Plus there is the ongoing investigation concerning Froome’s Salbutamol usage. However, if both riders finish both races, we have a very exciting season ahead of us.

Who do you think would win in such a scenario? Let us know in the comments!