"I hope that after this display of power, other teams have finally wake up" - Tom Dumoulin hopes for other teams to match Jumbo-Visma for spectacle's sake

Tom Dumoulin is a former Jumbo-Visma rider, but now on the side as an analyst, he hopes to see other teams match Jumbo-Visma for the sake of competition and spectacle in the Grand Tours that follow the 2023 season.

"I hope that after this display of power, other teams have finally wake up and that we won't see much of this in the future," Dumoulin told NOS. "It seems very likely to me that this dominance will continue for seasons to come. It also plays a role that everything is falling into place for Jumbo-Visma this season." With strong leaders, good collective moral, and very strong domestiques on all terrains, the Dutch team has soared to all three Grand Tour wins.

The complete final podium of the Vuelta a Espana served as a climax for what has been years of work. At the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France the team was matched in the mountains by INEOS Grenadiers and UAE Team Emirates respectively, but using their three main climbers as was the case at the Vuelta, it's become clear that even at their best, no team will have an easy task to even come to the level of Jumbo.

"The biggest difference between Jumbo-Visma and the other teams is that the Jumbo team always has their vision and goal in mind. In addition, the team works in a super structured manner," Dumoulin, who was part of the team's evolution, explained. "It is a well-written plan that always takes a lot of thought. They go through all facets to ensure that the riders appear at the start of a Grand Tour in optimal shape. For other teams it is more a coincidence when they achieve success."

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