In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Dennis wins final TT; Team Sky had previously bought Fluimucil at nearby pharmacy; Roswell-Shand retires at 28; After Tirreno, all eyes shift to Milano-San Remo, with Quick-Step Floors as favourites; Cavendish comes into Milano-San Remo ready after quiet Tirreno; Dumoulin calls Tirreno TT ‘disappointing’; Dog walker nearly takes out Sagan in Tirreno TT; Berlin cyclist throwing battery acid at women; Cycle lane paint linked to two deaths; Speed bumps to be added to Broad Walk in Hyde Park; Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage seven highlights; Video: All roads lead to Nordkapp.
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Just yesterday we reported a story from Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf about Tom Dumoulin’s transformation into becoming a true Grand Tour contender by working on his climbing, which he showed off on Saturday’s queen stage at Tirreno-Adriatico. However, he mentioned at the end of the report that he hoped this would not come at the cost of his renowned time trial abilities. And then the final stage of Tirreno happened:
Well that was slow as f*ck. Such a dissapointing TT. I/we need to learn from this and do it better next time.
— Tom Dumoulin (@tom_dumoulin) March 14, 2017
“What a tremendously disappointing time trial. The team and I need to learn and do better next time accordingly.”
The Dutch champion finished 13th, 23 seconds down on eventual winner Rohan Dennis (BMC).
Dumoulin said he has lost weight this season to aid his climbing efforts. This could have an effect on his time trial power output.
His TT result also allowed Geraint Thomas (Sky) to leapfrog him on the final overall, dropping him from fifth to sixth place.