Tom Dumoulin has absolutely recovered from the knee harm that ruined his 2019 season, in line with his new group Jumbo-Visma. The Dutchman, who overlooked a big a part of the season with the harm, could have “no barriers” going ahead as he prepares for the 2020 season.
Merijn Zeeman, a trainer on the Dutch group, advised De Limburger that Dumoulin is in a position to educate with the similar depth as different riders, and not using a unwell impact from his knee.
“His instructor Mathieu Heijboer and I, as a trainer, labored broadly with him, and we not see any barriers,” Zeeman mentioned.
“It is the starting of December, and no rider is the place he must be. We will be able to know extra in January. However he’s absolutely taxable once more. We are actually running with him on the identical depth as with the others. In the end, I am very positive.”
Dumoulin sustained his knee harm in a crash on degree four of the Giro d’Italia. He went on to complete the degree 4 mins down on degree and eventual race winner Richard Carapaz, however was once pressured to withdraw the following day.
A month later, he rode six levels of the Critérium du Dauphiné in an try to salvage his season on the Excursion de France, even though he would later go through surgical treatment to take away crash shrapnel from his knee and therefore omit the Excursion.
In July, the 29-year-old was once recognized with a tendon tear, which necessitated additional surgical treatment and put an finish to his 2019 season. A month later, his transfer to Jumbo-Visma, after 8 years at Crew Sunweb, was once introduced after a painful divorce.
Dumoulin, who remaining Sunday raced competitively for the primary time for the reason that Giro, taking up a seashore mountain motorbike race within the Netherlands, hyperlinks up with compatriot Steven Kruijswijk and 2019 Vuelta a España winner Primož Roglič for 2020, with the Dutch group striking in combination one of the crucial most powerful GC rosters within the WorldTour.
For 2020, Dumoulin had aimed to focus on the Excursion and Tokyo Olympic Video games as his major targets, even though contemporary hypothesis from L. a. Gazzetta dello Game recommend that Roglič would lead the group on the Excursion which means Dumoulin will as an alternative head to the Giro.
The group, in the meantime, have no longer showed their plans, which can be finalised at their Calpe coaching camp subsequent week.