Tom Dumoulin, a great in the sport of cycling, has announced his intention to retire “immediately.”
Tom Dumoulin, a two-time Olympian who won silver both times and a previous winner of the Giro d’Italia, has announced his retirement from the sport of cycling.
The Dutch cyclist made the announcement on Twitter two months after he had previously stated that he will retire from cycling following the Road World Championships, which would be held in Australia in September.
In 2017, the rider, who was then 31 years old, triumphed in both the Giro and the world time trial title.
The statement was made by Dumoulin on Twitter and it said, “The tank is empty.”
I have come to the conclusion that it is best for me to end my career as a professional cyclist as soon as possible.
“Before ending a career, I wanted to compete in the World Championship in Australia one last time before moving on to other things.” I had the goal of approaching the road to the World Championship in the same manner that I had approached the route to the Tokyo Olympics.
But I know I’m no longer able to. The World Championship is coming up, and I need to perform well and feel well while I’m there. Unfortunately, my legs feel heavy, and my workouts aren’t producing the results I had hoped for.
“Even if the goodbye didn’t go as planned, I look back on my career with enormous pleasure,” said the cyclist who finished in second place in the Tour de France in 2018 and won silver medals in the time trial event at the Olympics twice.
I devoted a lot of time and energy to it, I liked doing it for many years, and I turned in some outstanding performances.
Story By Ernest Asamoah