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Tom wins Vuelta time trial and retakes race lead

Tom wins Vuelta time trial and retakes race lead

Tom Dumoulin raced to victory in stage 17 of the Vuelta a España, a time trial of 38.7km, taking his second win of the Vuelta and retaking the race lead.

Stage 17 of the Vuelta was an individual time trial of 38.7km around the city of Burgos. Dumoulin was the fastest on the rolling parcours, with a time of 46’01” and an average pace of 50.5km/h.

His strong performance today lifted him into the lead in the general classification of the Vuelta.

“I am very happy with this victory and with taking the red jersey again,” said Tom. “My legs were great and I was able to concentrate on my performance. I wasn’t thinking about the intermediates, just focusing on my own effort to see what it would bring.

“I have been feeling better by the day, and even now I am still feeling relatively fresh. There are still some difficult days to come, though, which will mean a good show for the fans. There are some important competitors close behind me in the GC, and I hope they will attack each other as well.

“The Vuelta is already a success for me and the team with two stage wins. And we will do our best to make it even better.”

Source: Team Giant-Alpecin

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