Tom Dumoulin 'feeling fresh' for the Tour de France after Giro efforts

The Dutchman says he's ready to battle for the overall victory at the Tour de France in July

Tom Dumoulin on stage 20 of the 2018 Giro d’Italia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) is "feeling fresh" heading towards the Tour de France despite challenging Chris Froome for the 2018 Giro d'Italia trophy in May.

Dumoulin finished second to Froome in the Giro d'Italia at 46 seconds on May 27, and announced to his team that night that he would try to race for the overall in the Tour too this July.

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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.