Tom Dumoulin, cyclist of the Jumbo-Visma team has announced that he will take an indefinite break from cycling. He said: "I made this decision on Friday. The team supports me in this and I feel very good. I feel like I have freed myself from a weight of one hundred kilos from my shoulders.
This morning I woke up happy. It is so good to have finally taken the decision to take some time for myself and this I think says it all ... I have been feeling for some time how difficult it is for me to find myself as Tom Dumoulin the cyclist, with the pressure that comes with it and the expectations that come from many sides.
I want to do well for many people, I want the team to be happy with me, I want the sponsors to be satisfied, I want my wife and my family to be happy. So I want to do well for everyone, but because of that I got a little bit aside in the last year.
But what do I want? I still want to be a runner, but how? What does the man Tom Dumoulin want? What do I want to do with my life 'is the question that has been buzzing in my head for a few months."
Schillinger is in pain
As we can read in the article of our writer Sead Dedovic, Schillinger seems to be in severe pain and unable to function without pain medication.
Now the most important thing for Schillinger is to be patient and wait for a full recovery so that he can return as soon as possible. "At the moment I can't imagine I'll be able to race again by then. I'm letting everything happen and waiting for the result from Hamburg.
The most important thing is that I get pain-free again and for everything to heal completely." "Up there, they will take another close look at the findings," Schillinger said. "I will have to wait and see what comes out of it.
At the moment, I'm in quite a lot of pain." Schillinger also described what it looked like. The situation is certainly strange and it is unthinkable for that to happen. The woman who was driving the car did not brake and after that, she hit 8 cyclists.
Fortunately for her, no one suffered life-threatening injuries "We were on a long, slightly downhill, straight at about 40-45kph," he said. "The car drove across the road without braking, and we didn't have a chance.
I saw it, but the car was probably going 30-40kph. "That was unbelievable, driving onto a big road without stopping. And at that moment, there was no other car driving on the other side of the road, so she hit us full on. After that, the woman was in full shock."