THE NETHERLANDS/MAASTRICHT. Former Maastricht university student Tom Dumoulin has won the 100th Giro d’Italia in Milan – becoming the first Dutchman ever to win the round Italy cycle race.
Dumoulin, 26, started the day in fourth place but managed to beat leader Nairo Quintana in the final day’s time trial by 31 seconds, completing the 29.3 km final stage in 33.23.
Dumoulin is the first Dutch rider to win a Grand Tour since Joop Zoetemelk took the Tour de France title in 1980 and the first Dutchman on the winner’s podium since 1990, when Erik Breukink was third in the Tour.
‘This is incredible. It was such a nerve-wracking day but I had good legs and I just went for it,’ Dumoulin said after the race.
This article appeared first on dutchnews.nl
DutchNews.nl is a proThe Netherlands and Belgium will today sign a formal treaty swapping pieces of land along their border at the Maas river.vider of quality Dutch news and current affairs in English for an international audience. Some 25,000 people read DutchNews.nl every day, either online, through our daily digital newsletter or via our social media channels.