The Giant – Alpecin rider pulls out 95km into Wednesday's stage 11 after suffering from saddle sores at the Italian grand tour.
Tom Dumoulin will lose time on purpose, ending his GC ambitions, so that he can chase a stage win in the final week
Giant – Alpecin director Marc Reef has doubts that Tom Dumoulin can win the Giro overall, but the team is equipped to support him in the
Giro leader Tom Dumoulin opts for classy pink accents on his Giant TCR, which he's been riding all week, wearing the maglia rosa.
Confident, relaxed Tom Dumoulin finds a chance to bank more GC time, and he takes it, indicating his growing savvy as a stage racer.
Tom Dumoulin is tempering expectations at the Giro, but it seems likely he'll hold the pink jersey longer than anyone expected.
Tom Dumoulin's stage 1 victory earned him a day in the pink jersey in front of an excited home crowd, and he'll wear it again Sunday too
Tom Dumoulin won the Giro's stage 1 time trial, and the pink jersey, by the narrowest margin but says he won't fight for GC.
Marcel Kittel is two good sprints and a bit of math away from the maglia rosa, but Tom Dumoulin will fight to keep his lead.
Dumoulin delivers the win that Giant – Alpecin badly needed and takes the Giro d'Italia's first pink jersey in stage 1.