Tom Dumoulin looks at Tokyo: “It feels good now and I’m really looking forward to it”
Even Tokyo, Tom Dumulin will not be looking for more for the time being. The Olympics and his newly discovered joy are the reason he returned as a professional cyclist four months later.
“If it were the Olympics next year, I would have taken a little longer to make a decision,” Domolin bluntly says. Today he spoke to the press about his decision to resume his cycling career. “But those games are coming and I would blame myself if I looked at them later and didn’t try.”
“Sometimes you also have to dare to go for something. It feels good now and I’m really looking forward to it.” Whatever happens, it happens. this is how I feel now. The best thing I want right now is to be ready for games and go to the highest possible goal. “
The Olympic timing trial actually began on July 24. What milestone can a 30-year-old Limburger accomplish in such a short time of preparation? He also asks himself. “I wouldn’t have dealt with this project if I wasn’t convinced to perform very well there. I still think I have the talent, the legs, the willpower, the mental toughness to do very well there. Whether it will succeed is another matter, but I hope it will.” .
Tour of Switzerland
The first race in which Dumoulin will appear again on behalf of Jumbo-Visma is the Tour of Switzerland, which begins on June 6. “On the Tour de Suisse I will test myself in time trials on all fronts: preparation, materials, legs, head. Everything! I just love to go to Switzerland again. I will have a very short preparation time, but I hope to attend lessons with me again, Which I can use during the NKs and the Olympics. “