Tom Dumoulin and the 2016 Giro d'Italia could be a perfect match

After making his mark on the 2015 Vuelta a España, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin could excel in May's Giro d'Italia on a route that suits him well

Tom Dumoulin

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Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, revelation of the 2015 Vuelta a España, appears to be a perfect match for the 2016 Giro d'Italia this May with its three time trial stages.

Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) will be able to aim for the opening time trial and pink jersey – as Bradley Wiggins did in 2010 – ride for the overall, and still have time to back off and prepare for the Olympic time trial on August 10.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.