Sunweb boss says team made 'no mistakes' treating Tom Dumoulin's knee injury

After a frustrating 2019 season, the Dutchman's contract with the German team was terminated and he signed with Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma 2020 team presentation (Vincent Jannink/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

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Sunweb boss Iwan Spekenbrink has defended his team over the departure of Tom Dumoulin to Jumbo-Visma, saying no mistakes were made in treating his knee injury last year.

Spekenbrink says the best way to treat the injury would have been rest but that they were working with Dumoulin to realise his ambition of racing in the 2019 Tour de France, which always carried the risk of further aggravating his knee.

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