Tom Dumoulin: 'I felt like a zombie walking around after the Tour'

Dumoulin says it's the worst he's felt coming out of a Grand Tour in his career

Tom Dumoulin on stage 19 of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), second in the Giro d'Italia and then second in the Tour de France behind Sky's Geraint Thomas, said he felt like "a zombie" after the dust settled on his achievement.

Dumoulin placed second to Froome in the Giro in May and two months later, he raced three weeks in France, ending with a time trial stage win and a podium spot at 1-51 minutes behind Thomas. It took its toll.

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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.