Dumoulin poses battle: full recovery of his knee

Tom's new team, the Jumbo-Visma, says the Dutch rider has successfully overcome the knee injury that affected him last season.


He tried it in the Giro d'Italia and could not be. Then he prepared the Tour de France, but his knee was not ready for such a challenge. And in the Tour of Spain directly or raised to participate. This was the story of Tom Dumoulin in the great laps of the last season, practically a year in the dry dock after a knee injury that prevented him from competing at his highest level.

But those problems are already part of the past, as commented by Merjin Zeeman, coach of the Jumbo-Visma team where the Dutch runner will land on January 1 after leaving the Sunweb squad, who told Middle De Limburger that the new star of the team You will not have any knee limitations in the next campaign. "His personal trainer, Mathieu Heijboer and I, work a lot with him and we no longer see any limitations. We are at the beginning of December and no runner is where he should be. We will know more in January. But now we are working with him at the same intensity than with the other brokers. In any case, I'm very optimistic. "

In this way, Dumoulin's recovery is promising (he already competed last week in an MTB test) and, if at full capacity, it will be one of the great attractions for the big laps. A three-week race that, according to the latest information published by La Gazzetta dello Sport, in the case of Dumoulin would go through the Giro d'Italia, since the intention of Primoz Roglic, as he himself recognized in recent weeks after winning the Tour , is to lead the Jumbo-Visma team in the Tour. At 29, after eight seasons at the Sunweb, Tom has the opportunity to leave behind the ghosts of the past and the tendon rupture of his knee in the coming months. What better way to do it than in Italy, where he won the only one of his record to date ...



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