Winning the Giro d'Italia: “I really didn’t expect to win the Giro d’Italia, I didn’t even dare to dream about winning a grand tour. I always thought my climbing ability wasn’t good enough to compete with the best but I surprised myself by climbing so well during these three weeks.”
"During the Giro win, I also grew mentally. I’ve learned to push myself even harder than I thought I ever could.”
The grand tours
Always try to make decisions you don’t regret afterward.
Alpe d’Huez, mainly because of the ambiance. And the Cauberg is also a fantastic experience.
Personal bucket list
I’d like to run the New York marathon and travel around the world.
Only the fifth Dutch rider to have won stages in all three grand tours, Dumoulin has become one of the top stage racers in the sport. Known mostly for his time trial prowess, in 2017 he proved his ability to win all kinds of races when he took the queen stage at the Tour de France. His solo ride to the finish at Andorra was one to remember, and it was one of two stage wins for him in the 2017 Tour. That win was part of a great 2016 season that also saw Dumoulin wear the maglia rosa leader's jersey at the Giro d'Italia and win a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in the men's time trial. In 2017 he continued his rise to stardom when he won the Giro d'Italia, giving Team Sunweb its first-ever grand tour victory.