Tom Dumoulin makes up for Tour de France disappointment with Vuelta lead

After crashing out of the 2015 Tour de France with a dislocated shouler, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin is on good form in the Vuelta a España where he leads the race after stage five

Tom Dumoulin after stage five of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Dumoulin has already achieved in the Vuelta a España what he hoped for in the Tour de France: to wear the leader's jersey. Though the red jersey is not as famed as the Tour's yellow one, the team Giant-Alpecin Dutchman said that it is a sort of redemption after a disappointing Tour.

Dumoulin crashed with then overall leader Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing) and several others in stage three of the Tour. He could not continue the race due to a dislocated shoulder.

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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.