Tom Dumoulin to target general classification success at Tour de France after Giro second place

The rematch with Froome is on

Tom Dumoulin on stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sunweb have announced that Tom Dumoulin will target the general classification at the Tour de France, six weeks after finishing in second place behind Chris Froome at the Giro d'Italia.

Dumoulin had been expected to be named in Sunweb's Tour squad, but there was uncertainty over whether he would ride to pick up stage wins rather than target the yellow jersey, as he did when he last rode both races in the same year in 2016.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.