Bergen – Norway – wielrennen – cycling – cyclisme – radsport – Tom DUMOULIN (Netherlands / Team Sunweb) pictured during the Time Trial 2017 World Road Championship mens elite cyclingrace on September 20, 2017 in Bergen, Norway – photo Davy Rietbergen/Cor Vos © 2017

After Team Sunweb took a clean sweep in the team time trial World Championships, Tom Dumoulin (NED) completed a superb start to the championships by racing to a gold medal in the individual time trial on his Giant Trinity. The win caps an incredible year for both Dumoulin and Team Sunweb so far, with the Dutch rider taking his maiden Grand Tour victory at the Giro d’Italia as well as the overall victory at the BinckBank Tour.

Dumoulin raced around the 31km course in a time of 44’41”, posting the fastest times at each checkpoint before finishing a stunning 57″ ahead of the silver medal atop the testing finishing climb of Mount Fløyen. The win once again reaffirms the success of all the hard work and time spent preparing for the discipline, with the team’s coaches and experts to fine tune every detail of his effort. Teammates Wilco Keldermann (NED) and Nikias Arndt (GER) finished 7th and 19th respectively.

With a wide smile and face of exitement, Dumoulin said after the finish: “I can’t believe it, it’s really amazing! I thought my power meter was off because it was so high. I felt really, really good. After it started raining I had to take the corners really slow, especially in the first kilometre of the climb with all the twists and turns, every corner my back wheel was slipping because I had my TT tyres on, as I thought it would stay dry.

He added: “I chose not to take the risk swapping bikes. I think I’m one of the guys who can do a really good climb on the TT bike and have no problems handling it, so I think it was the right decision. Doing the double is amazing. Last Sunday it was a bit of a surprise that we won with the team, it was an amazing day. I think today is less surprising – I was one of the favourites, but in some ways that makes it harder.”

Results

1. NED  DUMOULIN Tom  SUN 44’41” 250
2. SLO ROGLIC Primoz TLJ 57″ 150
3. GBR FROOME Chris SKY 01’21” 130
4. POR OLIVEIRA Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes MOV 01’28” 110
5. BLR KIRYIENKA Vasil SKY 01’28” 96
6. ITA MOSCON Gianni SKY 01’29” 82
7. NED KELDERMAN Wilco SUN 01’34” 70
8. AUS DENNIS Rohan BMC 01’37” 58
9. GER MARTIN Tony KAT 01’39” 53
10. SLO TRATNIK Jan CCC 01’43” 48
11. LUX JUNGELS Bob QST 01’49” 43
12. IRL ROCHE Nicolas BMC 01’53” 39
13. FRA GOUGEARD Alexis ALM 01’53” 35
14. ESP CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan MOV 02’01” 31
15. RUS ZAKARIN Ilnur KAT 02’04” 28
16. BEL CAMPENAERTS Victor TLJ 02’08” 25
17. NOR BOASSON HAGEN Edvald DDD 02’11” 23
18. UKR GRIVKO Andriy AST 02’15” 21
19. GER ARNDT Nikias SUN 02’16” 19
20. LTU KONOVALOVAS Ignatas FDJ 02’21” 17
21. DEN TOFT MADSEN Martin ABB 02’33” 15
22. BEL DE PLUS Laurens QST 02’35” 13
23. BEL LAMPAERT Yves QST 02’35” 12
24. CZE BARTA Jan BOH 02’39” 11
25. SUI KÜNG Stefan BMC 02’45” 10
26. USA VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC 02’47” 9
27. ESP IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka MOV 02’48” 8
28. KAZ LUTSENKO Alexey AST 03’04” 7
29. CAN HOULE Hugo ALM 03’06” 6
30. RUS EVTUSHENKO Alexander LOK 03’06” 5
31. NOR VANGSTAD Andreas TSS 03’09” 5
32. SWE LUDVIGSSON Tobias FDJ 03’09” 5
33. POR COSTA Rui Alberto Faria UAD 03’10” 5
34. DEN HANSEN Lasse Norman ABS 03’21” 5
35. GER SÜTTERLIN Jasha MOV 03’28” 5
36. POL TACIAK Mateusz CCC 03’28” 5
37. ARG SEPULVEDA Eduardo TFO 03’31” 5
38. KAZ GRUZDEV Dmitriy AST 03’33” 5
39. NZL BOND Hamish 03’33” 5
40. SUI HOLLENSTEIN Reto KAT 03’34” 5
41. USA ROSSKOPF Joey BMC 03’47” 5
42. ROU TVETCOV Serghei JBC 03’49” 5
43. GBR GEOGHEGAN HART Tao SKY 03’50” 5
44. KAZ BIZHIGITOV Zhandos AST 04’01” 5
45. COL PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson TFS 04’10” 5
46. AUT PÖSTLBERGER Lukas BOH 04’14” 5
47. AUT ZOIDL Riccardo RSW 04’46” 5
48. CAN BRITTON Rob RLY 04’57” 5
49. RSA SMIT Willie 05’27” 5
50. POL BODNAR Maciej BOH 06’02” 5
51. ALB HALILAJ Redi AMO 06’03” 5
52. RWA NDAYISENGA Valens TIR 06’05” 5
53. UKR RYBARUK Kostiantyn 07’35” 5
54. HKG CHEUNG King Lok ORS 08’14” 5
55. MEX MARTINS SANDOVAL Uri AMO 08’22” 5
56. SYR JASER Nazir 08’34” 5
57. AZE ASADOV Elchin BCP 09’00” 5
58. ALB ZHUPA Eugert WIL 09’15” 5
59. ERI TESHOME Meron Hagos BAI 09’49” 5
60. SYR BADREDDIN WAIS Ahamad 10’57” 5
61. PAK ANJUM Muhammad Arsalan 11’47” 5
62. SIN TAN Gabriel 12’46” 5
63. PAK KHAN Awais 12’51” 5
64. SIN TEOH Yi Peng 13’00” 5