On one of the longest stages of the Giro d’Italia, Tom Dumoulin crossed the line comfortably in 11th and now sits at 11th in the overall standings.
Another day for the sprinters, stage seven of the Giro d’Italia ended with a fast finish in Alberobello. Tom Dumoulin spent the day inside the bunch protected by fellow team mates, whilst two riders formed the days break. The peloton kept the duo within their reach with their lead never extending to more than four and a half minutes. As the race came back together with 18 kilometres to the finish the sprinters teams fought for position at the front, whilst Team Sunweb stayed safe in the bunch ready for the technical run-in through Alberobello. Another good day on the road saw Tom roll across the line in 11th place. He now stands at 6th overall, just ten seconds behind pink.
After the stage Phil Bauhaus explained: “It was a long day today with 224 kilometres. The final came down to a bunch sprint, I was there with Tom but ended up loosing his wheel. It was really hectic which made it really difficult to come back. I finished 22nd which wasn’t the result I was looking for but it’s good that Tom finished in a good position.”
Team Sunweb coach Aike Visbeek said: “The stage had a dangerous final so we where focused on bringing Tom and Wilco safe through the last kilometre. We ended up being a little bit blocked but the guys were together and it was good to see that they could drop Tom off in front to take a good day result. Again we saw good teamwork and good focus again from the guys.”