Tom Dumoulin says 'it's better to be mentally fresh' as he targets Giro d'Italia and Tour de France

The Dutchman has ridden a lighter schedule in the early part of the season as he looks to the double

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) has ridden a fairly light early-season schedule this year, but that is just the way the Dutchman planned it as he targets the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France.

The 2017 Giro winner will start his first big target of the season on Saturday (May 11) in Bologna.

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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.