Dumoulin Delays Start, Skips Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo

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Grand Tour star Tom Dumoulin will delay his return to racing, skipping an altitude camp and Tirreno-Adriatico and Milano-Sanremo.

Dumoulin has not raced since pulling out of the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2019, suffering knee problems from a Giro d'Italia crash and dealing with team issues. He joined his home Dutch team Jumbo-Visma this winter. He was due to start in the Volta a Valenciana. He pulled out on the eve of the race and overnight, another setback, announcing it on Instagram.

"Unfortunately I had to abandon Valencia last week," the 29-year-old Dutchman wrote.

"I would've flown to altitude camp this Thursday to prepare the next races, but we have to postpone until I feel 100% again.

"We will change my racing schedule by skipping Tirreno and MSR to allow me the time I need to get back on full strength again."

Neither team nor Dumoulin have yet to release the new plan. He is building for the 2020 Tour de France and to be one of the team's three leaders with Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk.

"It's such a shame because I was feeling amazing and I couldn't wait for the season to start. Too bad I need to wait a little longer now. To quote the famous philosopher RUN DMC: ? 'It's like that, and that's the way it is.'"

He won the 2017 Giro d'Italia and World Champion time trial, and placed second in both the 2018 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France. He crashed this May in Giro's stage four and injured his left knee.

He told FloBikes last month, "It'd been Hell until like the summer. But as soon as soon as I knew my future and with my knee, so I had my second operation, I knew that it was going to be all right."

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The 103rd Giro d’Italia is set to launch this Saturday, October 3rd from its new departure location in Sicily. Organizer RCS Sport announced the revised route in July, a couple of months after the race was forced to postpone from its traditional dates in May due to Covid-19.

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Men's Worlds: Nail-biting Ride For Victory In Imola

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France's Julian Alaphilippe claimed his first world title in the men's road race on Sunday to fulfil his "career dream" of wearing the rainbow jersey.

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Favorites And Underdogs - Men's 2020 World Championships Road Race

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The men’s 2020 World Championship road race will close the four days of elite competition in Imola, Italy. For some, it will be their first major competition since lockdown, while others will be arriving straight from France after a dramatic finish to the Tour de France. Who will have the advantage in Imola?

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Favorites And Underdogs - Women's 2020 World Championships Road Race

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The women’s 2020 racing season had only just begun before Covid-19 hit. Many of the riders had yet to race before being forced into quarantine with the rest of the pro peloton and the world. Now, after racing a short schedule -- Strade Bianche, La Course at the Tour de France and the Giro Rosa -- they face the Worlds road race.

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Van der Breggen Wins World Time-Trial Gold As Dygert Crashes

Chloe Dygert 2020 World Championships

Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen finally struck gold after four consecutive silver medals in the women's individual time-trial as defending champion Chloe Dygert crashed out at the Road World Championships in Imola on Thursday.

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'Nothing To Hide': Tour de France Team Leader Quintana Denies Doping

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The lead rider of a Tour de France team caught up in a doping investigation said he had "nothing to hide" after two unnamed members of the French outfit were briefly detained before being released.

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How To Watch The 2020 Giro d'Italia Live

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Kicking off with a 15.1 km time trial in Monreale on October 3rd, the 2020 Giro d'Italia is finally set to begin after a delay due to COVID-19. Notable riders that will participate in the race include Peter Sagan, 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates, 2-time Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali, and many more. The 21-stage race will begin in Sicily before moving to the mainland and concluding in Milan on October 25th, 2020.

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Slovenian rookie Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France on Sunday, riding triumphantly into Paris in the race leader's yellow jersey at just 21 years old.

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Recap: Pogacar Poised To Win Tour de France After Shocking Turnaround

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Tadej Pogacar all but clinched the Tour de France on Saturday after his Slovenian compatriot Primoz Roglic let a 57 seconds lead slip in a tricky individual time-trial, the last day of real racing.

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Recap: Roglic Retains Tour Lead, Kragh Andersen Wins Stage 19

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Primoz Roglic kept his lead in the Tour de France on Friday with just two stages remaining as Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen soloed to victory on stage 19.

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