Team DSM reveal 2022 Giro d’Italia roster

Giro d'Italia

With the Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia in Budapest just two weeks away, Team DSM confirm their eight-rider strong roster that will take on La Corsa Rosa and its beautiful countryside, challenging climbs and daring descents.

An exciting opening three days of racing lays ahead of the team in Hungary: with a mixed bag of terrain including a punchy hill-top finish, a short but sharp time trial and an expected sprint finale. Returning to Italy and the south of the country, the peloton is immediately faced with an explosive finale atop Etna, which will help to set the tone throughout the race as it snakes its way north. Brutally steep leg-sapping climbs, medium-mountain stages that entice attacks and a testing time trial to finish all should make for three weeks of hard racing. Looking to build on a good campaign in 2021 which saw the team take a GC top ten alongside numerous stage podiums, the team will once again go to the race in search of a good GC result, combining that goal with the hunt for stage success.

Building on recent form and momentum through well designed training and other specialist areas, including early season racing and altitude training, Team DSM’s Giro d’Italia block are ready to take their distinctive two-striped jersey adorned in Royal DSM’s vibrant blue for its second trip around Italy, on a quest for a strong placing in the general classification.

Team DSM’s Giro d’Italia coach Matt Winston said: “We’re looking forward to another Giro d’Italia and we go to the race with a well-balanced team where we can cover all bases. Our main focus will be on the GC with Romain as our finisher, and we have guys in great condition to support that goal. Team camps, high altitude training and solid racing preparation bring together a strong, motivated, and committed team. Next to that, we will go for the sprints with Alberto and Cees, who together have some serious firepower that we’ll be looking to build on in the race. We are fully focused and ready to fight from the opening day, where we can already expect some exciting and interesting action in the peloton. Morale amongst the team is good and we’re all super motivated to give our best and showcase our Team DSM jersey in Italy and bring home some top results.”

Full line-up:

Thymen Arensman
Romain Bardet
Cees Bol
Romain Combaud
Alberto Dainese
Nico Denz
Chris Hamilton
Martijn Tusveld