TOM DUMOULIN WINS STAGE 9 OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE pubblicato il 10/07/2016
TOM DUMOULIN WINS STAGE 9 OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE
 
Tom Dumoulin (NED) soloed to victory on the queen stage of the Tour de France, taking an impressive stage win that the team worked so hard for. 

Towards the Arcalis, the fifth ascent of the day, 
Dumoulin attacked and climbed at a steady pace. In extreme weather conditions, Dumoulin was able to stay clear to win his first stage at the Tour de France.​

Read the full race report 
here.


 
 
Tom Dumoulin (NED)

"To win the queen stage of the Tour de France here in Andorra is just fantastic. If somebody had told me a few days ago that I would win today I would have said they were crazy. Throughout the stage, I was starting to feel better and I saw the opportunity to join the break as my legs were feeling really good.

"It didn't matter to me that it was raining on the final ascent, I was just determined to do my best and I barely noticed the weather conditions. I was just in the suffering mode and completely focused on my effort. I am super happy with this performance.

"The first week of the Tour didn’t go too well at all and I was not feeling particularly content with my performances but my team kept my spirits up. So now I have won one of the toughest stages of the Tour and I am very proud of myself and the whole team."

 
Adriaan Helmantel (NED)

"It was a hard fight to join the breakaway. When Valverde dropped out of the break then it was clear that the front group would make it to the finish. The gap finally grew quickly and I was confident that they would make it to the finish. But there were still some strong riders in the group but Tom did a great job.

"During the first category climb he let the others attack and he set his own pace. In the valley before the final ascent, he attacked himself and he immediately created a small gap. Behind him in the chasing group there was a lack of cooperation and Tom's advantage grew to 40 seconds. 

"On the final climb
 he started with a 50 seconds gap, and they didn't close it and I became more confident that he could make it. In the end it was a little bit surreal with the rain and hailstorms and the final kilometre was just amazing."


Tom Dumoulin vince in solitaria la 9a tappa del 103° Tour de France - Immagine TV
 
 
 


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