The doubts of Thomas De Gendt

The Lotto-Soudal rider could not be all the protagonist he wanted in the Tour de France due to the difficulty in catching the leaks in this edition.


The 2021 Tour de France has been very difficult for Lotto-Soudal and also for Belgian cyclist Thomas de Gendt. The Belgian cyclist, a regular at the time of escaping in the stages of the most outstanding laps of the calendar, has barely been able to enter the breaks in this edition.In this way, De Gendt himself showed his frustration on social networks after the Tour de France, and even hinted that he could make several decisions about his future. "The Tour is over. It has not been as I expected it to be. Losing our leader (Caleb Ewan) on the third day of the race was the worst thing that could happen to us. Fortunately we have young guys in the team who have helped us to maintain the race. high morale. It is time to evaluate what is the next step in my career ".

Before the ninth stage in Tignes, De Gendt himself acknowledged in an interview with Sporza the difficulty in catching the leaks despite registering the highest levels of effort in his career at the beginning of the eighth stage on the way to Le Grand Bornand, acknowledging that the young people have burst into the peloton very abruptly. He even admitted that he had considered canceling his contract, which ends in 2022.

In the plans of De Gendt, who this year has already won a stage in his fetish test, the Volta a Catalunya (where he has 5 partial victories) and who could not finish the Giro d'Italia, now enters the Arctic Race of Norway (5 August) and we will have to wait to see if he competes in the Vuelta a España to be present in the big three in the same season and if he can once again demonstrate his power and fighting ability in the escapes to the joy of the fans.

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