Tom Dumoulin: Saving maglia rosa after sickness was a big mental win

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin called salvaging the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey with the final mountain tests of the race looming was a 'mental win' after recovering from sickness he endured on stage 16

Tom Dumoulin is led by his Sunweb team on stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin took a big mental victory from saving the pink jersey on stage 16 at the Giro d’Italia, despite being “disappointed and angry” with himself when stomach problems almost ended his hopes at the race.

The Dutchman endured sickness on the first big mountain test of the final week of the race, and was forced to stop on the roadside for a natural break with the other GC riders continuing without him.

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