His reign in Spain unfortunately ends & GP Cycliste de Montreal

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Three hours, 100km solo brought rewards!

“It was too much today. I was expecting the attack from Aru, but I couldn’t follow him. I fought with everything I had, but it wasn’t enough.”

- Tom Dumoulin

It was one day too much for Tom Dumoulin's great reign in Spain ended on stage 20. Astana had the stronger numbers literally ganging up on the lone Dutchman until he could do no more. A crushing defeat. His Giant Alpecin squad came into the Vuelta to support John Degenkolb. But he emerged as a bonafide contender; two stage wins and multiple days in red and emotionally leading 6 seconds into the penultimate stage. I'll give credit to Aru and his team for showing everyone why cycling is a team sport. 

For the talented Tom Dumoulin, his time will come.

“We knew Astana was planning this, and we simply didn’t have the team to take the initiative on a difficult course like today’s. It came down to Tom himself, as in earlier stages in the Vuelta, but unfortunately today, he didn’t have the legs. We were close, and it’s too bad we lost the lead on the last difficult stage. We have had a fantastic Vuelta, with two amazing stage wins and the overall lead for a long time. A third stage win [with Degenkolb] is possible tomorrow.”

- Addy Engels, DS Giant Alpecin.

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