Cyclist Tom Dumoulin takes POO in the middle of a stage despite being race leader as rivals smell chance to take advantage

TOM DUMOULIN put his possibilities of profitable the Giro d'Italia in critical jeopardy today as he paused throughout the race to take a DUMP.

The Dutchman climbed off in the middle of the stage from Valdengo to Bergamo for an emergency rest room break.

 Tom Dumoulin abruptly pulled over to the side of the road

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Tom Dumoulin abruptly pulled over to the aspect of the street

Followers have been shocked to see Dumoulin pulling over, hopping off his bike, eradicating his helmet, jersey and bib shorts earlier than operating bare down a financial institution for a pure break.

Coincidentally, that was the very second the broadcasters' digital camera panned away, after they realised what was occurring.

 

 Tom Dumoulin then climbed off his bike

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Tom Dumoulin then climbed off his bike
 Dumoulin then kicked his bike away and took off his helmet

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Dumoulin then kicked his bike away and took off his helmet
 Dumoulin then pulled off his jersey - the Giro d'Italia leader's jersey known as the Maglia Rosa

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Dumoulin then pulled off his jersey – the Giro d'Italia leader's jersey recognized as the Maglia Rosa

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 Dumoulin then peeled off his bib shorts before scuttling down the banking

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Dumoulin then peeled off his bib shorts earlier than scuttling down the banking
 Dumoulin then disappeared off shot to have a natural break

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Dumoulin then disappeared off shot to have a pure break

Fortunately he prevented skidmarks by doing so on a comparatively flat half of the stage, moderately than downhill.

Dumoulin was even sporting the Maglia Rosa, the well-known pink leader's jersey of the Giro d'Italia.

And sadly for him, the 26-yr-previous actually had to pull the chain after getting again on his bike, after being left behind by rivals Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali.

He seemed a little flushed as he had to catch up might have even cracked on the last climb, as his rivals smelt their chance to take advantage.

Dumoulin misplaced critical time to his rivals on the day, however managed to cling on to the pink jersey with 5 levels to go.

He then accused his rivals of soiled sportsmanship, not stopping for the leader's jersey whereas he took a break.

In fact social media reacted with its normal dose of rest room humour.

 

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TOM DUMOULIN put his possibilities of profitable the Giro d'Italia in critical jeopardy today as he paused throughout the race to take a DUMP.