LottoNL-Jumbo offer to help Dumoulin win Vuelta; Giant-Alpecin turn it down

LottoNL-Jumbo said they would be willing to help Dutchman Tom Dumoulin win the Vuelta a España, but Giant-Alpecin are not willing to break UCI rules and accept the support

Tom Dumoulin on the podium after winning the Stage 17 Time Trial and taking the Leader's Jersey of the 2015 Vuelta Espana

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Dumoulin could become the first Dutchman since 1980 to win a Grand Tour if he can hold off Fabio Aru (Astana) in the Vuelta a Espana, but can his Giant-Alpecin team help him to glory?

Netherlands-based squad LottoNL-Jumbo offered their support to the German team, with their own aspirations in the race all but over, but directeur sportif Addy Engels turned them down.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.