VN news ticker: Jumbo-Visma boss hopeful for Tom Dumoulin return, David Dekker continues to impress in WorldTour debut
Here's the news making headlines for Wednesday, February 24.
Here's the news making headlines for Wednesday, February 24.
We discuss whether the 365-day demands on world-class riders is becoming too much for individuals to manage.
Ineos Grenadiers also hopes Tom Dumoulin returns to racing: 'Hopefully he’ll come back better and stronger.'
New Zealander is a leading contender to replace Dumoulin in the Tour de France squad – a situation he's hoping to avoid.
Olympic champion said finding balance is key to his 15-year career at the top.
Dutch journalist Raymond Kerckhoffs believes Tom Dumoulin's break from cycling could be permanent; John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal on NBC's decision to fold NBC Sports Network.
Will the Dutch star quit for good after his stunning decision to put a temporary halt on racing?
Team reveals Tom Dumoulin had been receiving professional help last year, backs Dutchman in mutual decision to take a career break.
Dutchman returns home to 'take some time for himself' as he presses pause on race schedule.
George Bennett to lead at Giro d'Italia, while Primož Roglič, Tom Dumoulin, Steven Kruijswijk return to Tour de France, with Sepp Kuss and Wout van Aert as wingmen.
Dutchman to bypass Ardennes races in favor of joining up with Wout van Aert at E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Tour of Flanders.
Dutchman looking to rally from 'difficult' year in preparation for 2021 Tour de France and Olympics.
Dutchman abandons citing fatigue, leaving teammate Primož Roglič one man short in red jersey defense.
Dutch star faded in the opening stages but will try to help teammate win Vuelta a España.
Sepp Kuss insists team strategy is to win the Vuelta a España with one of their two captains.
Primož Roglič and Tom Dumoulin lead at Vuelta a España, with Sepp Kuss as wingman.
Uncertain weather, COVID challenges and a deep field set up Vuelta a España as fitting end to unprecedented season.
Dutchman plans to act as last man in the mountains for team leader as Jumbo-Visma assumes yellow jersey responsibility.
Does Bernal need more support to defend his Tour de France title? Could Porte make the top-10? And is Pogačar on course for the podium? Time to roundtable!
How did GC stars like Romain Bardet, Nairo Quintana, and Egan Bernal fare on the Stage 9 battle up the Col de Marie Blanque? We analyze all of the top contenders for yellow.
Tension rising ahead of rest-day COVID-19 controls that could see riders or teams ejected from race.
Dutchman ended assault on GC with last-legs pull for teammate Roglič on Saturday.
Dumoulin struggles with accelerations and cedes two minutes after tough day of climbing in the Pyrénées.
Belgian's massive turn on the slopes of Orcières-Merlette continues his streak of peerless performances since the August restart.
Dutch squad looking to keep controlling race with no plans to test opponents just yet.
While there was no major fireworks among the yellow jersey contenders at the Tour's opening weekend, some are teetering off the back already.
The Dutch team is not planning to take an early lead for fears of sudden race shutdown.
We rank the top 10 contenders to win the 2020 Tour de France overall.
Jumbo-Visma leaders confident of form after injury scares and ready to 'let the road decide' team leadership.
If there's any year that Team Ineos is going to be unseated from its Tour throne, it's this one. And Jumbo-Visma could be the team to make it happen.
This week we analyze the Tour de France contenders, and break down the action from the Critérium du Dauphiné.
With every team's Tour de France leader set to line up at this week's mountainous Dauphiné, there will be plenty to look out for.
Jumbo-Visma dominates Tour de L'Ain, revealing Ineos has wrinkles to iron before Tour de France.
Jumbo-Visma struck early blow in pre-Tour match-up with Team Ineos at Tour de L'Ain on Friday.
Route d'Occitanie, Tour de l'Ain and Criterium du Dauphine pack serious climbing test for those targeting the yellow jersey.
Dutch team content with its homegrown talent.
Coloradan climber revs up for first-ever Tour with team training camp, leadership role at Vuelta a Burgos.
Dutch team indefinitely extends contract with clothing supplier AGU in part of project to enhance aerodynamics.
Luke Roberts reveals more details of Dutch star's unhappy exit from his long-standing team.
Several worlds time trial contenders ruled out by Tour clash; 2021 Grand Départ under scrutiny due to Olympic overlap.
Dutchman reflects on his unhappy spell with Team Sunweb; Jumbo-Visma maps out two Alpine training camps before season restart.
Dutch star vows to be team player at Jumbo-Visma, but he hopes it's him the team will be working for in France.
Dutch team sees consistency, teamwork, and ability to avoid mistakes as vital to breaking Ineos' stranglehold on the Tour.
Travel restrictions and questions over flights lead grand tour riders to seek alternatives from typical training locations atop Mount Teide or Sierra Nevada.
Dutchman quits anti-doping group in objection to this year's coronavirus-blighted Paris-Nice and movement's objection to ketones.
Dutch squad lays out race schedules for season restart with riders focused on team victories rather than personal ambitions.
Don't expect too see Dumoulin's Tour de France training rides on Strava, as the Dutchman would rather keep his secrets to himself.
Dumoulin cites use of different types of indoor trainer in races as source of unreliability.
Dumoulin, Bardet, Pinot speak of anti-doping drought as coronavirus mitigation measures slow testing.
10 months since he last raced, Dumoulin is fit and ready but not anticipating a competition comeback anytime soon.
Dutch races this weekend seeing increasingly-powerful line ups as teams scramble to find opportunities for riders scheduled to start northern classics.
With Dumoulin moving to Jumbo-Visma in the off-season, Kelderman relishes prospect of increased leadership opportunity.
Illness will force Dutch star to miss Tirreno and San Remo, while Froome on track to race this month in high-profile comeback.
Spain's Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana will see Alejandro Valverde, Tom Dumoulin, Philippe Gilbert and other stars launch their respective 2020 racing campaigns.
Star sprinter Dylan Groenewegen to sit out the Tour and focus on Giro and Vuelta.
Time away from the bike gave Dumoulin time to re-evaluate relationship with the sport and move toward a second chapter of his career.
Jumbo-Visma is rising to the forefront of the peloton across sprints, classics and grand tours as its riders embrace collective rather than individual ambition.
Froome spoke on teammates' podcast about how far he needs to progress to hit Tour-winning form again.
Dutchman's final race for Sunweb before 2020 transfer to Jumbo-Visma marks end of a season ruined by injury.
We wrap up the key stories you need to know about from the past week.
New signing Tom Dumoulin may provide Jumbo-Visma the 'extra card' they need to battle Ineos in next year's grand tours.
The 2020 Giro d'Italia route packs a huge punch in week three, and features three individual time trials. What do we make of this course that bucks the current trend for short and punchy stages? Let's roundtable!
Will the route end the Ineos stranglehold? What is the impact of a mountain TT? We roundtable a Tour de France route that destroys the rulebook.
Dutchman doesn't rule out the feasibility of a Tour-Olympics summer double-header if Tour de France route looks favorable.
The Slovenian is poised to become one of the top GC riders in the next decade, and it all came together for him in 2019
Tom Dumoulin says he seeks co-leadership at Jumbo-Visma, where, as he says, "We are going to divide it and then see who is best."
Latest climbing stage at the Vuelta is reminiscent of the decisive stage in 2015 when Tom Dumoulin crumbled. Could Primoz Roglic suffer a similar fate?
The Dutch team is overflowing with talent, and the arrival of Holland's biggest cycling star next season will present a challenge for team brass to keep all of its stars happy and racing
Dutch superstar breaks his contract with Sunweb to move to rival Jumbo-Visma that has implications across the peloton
The Vuelta could be more wide open than ever with many of the established GC stars missing for one reason or another
Despite some key names missing, Vuelta officials are hopeful the race will pack the same punch that fans have grown accustomed to
With his season all but over, the Dutch star is mulling a change of team colors to kick-start his suddenly stalled career
Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Tom Dumoulin are just a few of the big names that will switch teams after 2019.
The Dutchman, rumored to be unhappy at Team Sunweb, will meet with management on Friday to discuss his future with the team.
Reports suggest that Tom Dumoulin could be looking to transfer. The Dutch rider said he intends to stay with Team Sunweb.
The GC contender has bowed out of the Tour after a string of injuries and setbacks marred his run-up to the race.
Sunweb team leader has gravel removed from knee as he ramps up preparations for the Tour de France
Dutchman pulls out of the race to allow further recovery time for the knee injury picked up at this year's Giro.
After crashing out the Giro d'Italia, Tom Dumoulin is back in action at the Critérium du Dauphiné. But he's still not completely recovered from his knee injury
The weather has proved an important factor in the opening days of the Giro