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.