Tom Dumoulin: 'At least I confirmed my shape is good'

Dumoulin said he almost quit the sixth stage of the UAE Tour, before going on to finish second on the stage

Tom Dumoulin on stage six of the 2019 UAE Tour (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) knows his form is good after charging up the Jebel Jais to try to win the UAE Tour's sixth stage.

Race leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) edged past Dumoulin at the line to strengthen his race lead. Dumoulin, however, got the markers he needed heading towards the Giro d'Italia in May.

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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.