Dave Brailsford: Tom Dumoulin should aim for Tour de France

Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford says Vuelta a España leader Tom Dumoulin should ride both the Tour de France and Olympic time trial in 2016

Tom Dumoulin on stage ten of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Dumoulin should tap fully into his talents and aim high in 2016. Team Sky Principal David Brailsford explained that there is no reason why the Dutchman could not combine the Tour de France with the Olympic time trial in Rio de Janeiro.

Team Giant-Alpecin's 24-year-old is closing in on a Vuelta a España victory, with a slim three-second lead over Italian Fabio Aru (Astana). Though he discovered that he can ride at the top of a three-week tour, he explained before that he only wants to target the Rio time trial in 2016.

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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.