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The Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin was hit by a car on Thursday during training and will have to undergo surgery, forcing him to say goodbye to the season , his team, the Jumbo-Visma, has confirmed.
According to the Dutch team, the Olympic time trial runner-up was doing a reconnaissance with the bicycle of the Tour de Dumoulin route , the race that bears his name and which is scheduled for October 3 in the Ardennes, when he was run over by a car.
The 2017 Giro d’Italia champion was thrown off the hood of the vehicle and ended up on the road; He broke his right wrist and will have to undergo surgery this morning.
“It’s a great disappointment. My season is over. That’s a great deception, because I was really well again . Also, during training I felt very strong. I was very confident that I could run a very strong month,” said Dumoulin .
After the World Cup, the Dutchman was going to face the Italian tour, including the Tour of Lombardy. “I really wanted to do it. Those are races that I am very good at , but unfortunately it will not be this year,” he concluded.