Team DSM are happy to announce that Huub Duijn, Pim Ligthart, Marcel Sieberg and Boris Zimine will join their coaching staff for the 2022 season. Duijn will work with with the Women’s program, Ligthart and Sieberg are brought in to coach the Men’s program and Zimine the Development program. After two years of working closely with the Development program, next year will see Roy Curvers take on new responsibility in the team to focus solely on Team DSM’s Men’s program.
Working with select groups of riders to streamline their development within a given specialism, Team DSM look to build three solid blocks of riders – sprint, classics and GC – with tailored training, expertise, innovations and coaching to do so. Curvers’ new role will utilise his years of experience of racing in the peloton to develop the team’s sprint block as they continue on their mission to build a world class sprint train. Phil West also takes on a new focus with the team’s classics block, whilst Matt Winston continues to work closely with the development of the GC block.
Huub Duijn (NED)
A former professional rider, Duijn hung up his wheels at the end of 2019. Since then he’s taken steps into the world of coaching, where he has been a part of the successful Watersley Sports and Talent park set-up, managing the cycling team. Duijn has also already integrated himself into Team DSM this year where he has worked on a part-time basis with the Women’s program, helping guide the team to successes at several races.
Pim Ligthart (NED)
After a professional career spanning well over ten years, Ligthart hung up his wheels at the end of the 2020 season, putting a close to a career that saw him claim six wins and take part in six Grand Tours, alongside multiple classics. 2021 has seen Ligthart step into a new role as a team leader at SEG Racing Academy where he has put those years of experience into use by helping the team’s numerous young talents to some great performances. Ambitious, smart and driven, Ligthart wants to continue his development as a coach and get the best out of those around him, as he joins Team DSM in 2022.
Marcel Sieberg (GER)
2021 sees the experienced Sieberg end his long-standing and distinguished career on the bike as a professional rider. Wanting to stay in the sport he’s so passionate about, Sieberg will make the transition to the team car and become a coach with Team DSM. Aiming to utilise his years of experience and knowledge as one of the best road captains in the bunch, Sieberg’s approach to racing and especially sprinting will bring added value to the team.
Boris Zimine (FRA)
Zimine is a former rider having competed at continental and national level in France over the years but has recently turned his hand to coaching and has been a part of the very successful CC Etupes team in France. Helping to guide the riders under his tutelage to many successes, including the French U23 national title, Zimine will bring his passion of rider development to Team DSM as he joins the team’s coaching staff with the Development program next year.
As we welcome new coaches on board, we also say farewell to one of our colleagues, Marc Reef. Marc has been a fantastic colleague to many and has developed alongside the team as it grew to the highest echelons of our sport. We would like to thank Marc for all of his hard work and dedication throughout the ten and a half years that he has spent with the team, helping us to countless successes and memorable moments. Marc remains a great friend of the team and we wish him the best of luck in his new challenge.
Wilbert Broekhuizen, Roy Curvers, Huub Duijn, Bennie Lambregts, Pim Ligthart, Luke Roberts, Marcel Sieberg, Albert Timmer, Hans Timmermans, Phil West, Matt Winston, Boris Zimine.