Tom Dumoulin: 'I always keep a little bit of faith that I can still win the Tour de France'

Sunweb look to shake up the general classification on Friday’s mountain stage

Primoz Roglic and Tom Dumoulin on stage 17 of the Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin hasn’t given up hope of winning the Tour de France despite losing more time to Geraint Thomas on the testing mountain stage 17 in the Pyrenees.

Dumoulin was one of the strongest on the brutal 16km climb of the Col du Portet, but an attack from Thomas distanced him close to the line and he lost a further nine seconds.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.