Tom Dumoulin welcomed with huge celebration in Maastricht after Giro d'Italia victory

Less than a week after winning the Giro, the Dutchman returns to his hometown to celebrate

Tom Dumoulin celebrates in Maastricht

Dutch Cyclist Tom Dumoulin (C) is greeted by veteran compatriot cyclists Joop Zoetemelk (L) Jan Janssen during a ceremony in Maastricht on May 31, 2017 celebrating Dumoulin's feat as the first Dutch cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Robin van Lonkhuijsen / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tom Dumoulin celebrated his maiden Grand Tour victory in his hometown's main square in Maastricht in the Netherlands. Flooded with pink confetti the Team Sunweb rider was honoured by the city as they spared no expense.

Still only 26-years-old, the rider showed when dealing with such an enormous fanfare. "I felt very uncomfortable with so many people, but I thought it was super cool" he said, "this is a day I'm never going to forget" Nu Sport reported.

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