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Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil renew Giant-Alpecin contracts

Tom Dumoulin action on the Stage 17 Time Trial of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana
Image: Tom Dumoulin finished sixth at this year's Vuelta a Espana

Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil have signed three-year contract extensions with German team Giant-Alpecin.

The Netherlands' Dumoulin, 24, is one of the best time-triallists in the world and also established himself as a potential Grand Tour contender by finishing third at last month's Vuelta a Espana.

France's Barguil, 23, is a climber who won two stages of the 2013 Vuelta and finished 14th at this year's Tour de France.

Warren Barguil, Tour de France 2015
Image: Warren Barguil finished 14th at this year's Tour de France

Both will now stay with Giant-Alpecin until at least 2018.

Chief executive officer Iwan Spekenbrink said: "We are delighted to continue working with Tom and Warren to help them develop further as riders and achieve their maximum potential.

"This year we have seen Tom make a great step forward in his development both as a rider and as a person, which has led to some impressive results already.

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"With Warren, we sent him to this year's Tour de France to learn and to discover his capabilities in a race like the Tour, which will be an important step in his development as a GC [general classification] rider."

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