Team DSM and KPMG extend their partnership which started in 2018. With this partnership, KPMG contributes to Team DSM’s efforts to build an ever more ultimate high-performance team where the athletic potential of riders can be better utilised, and where the performance of the team can be further optimised. With their unprecedented, extensive experience in the field of building applications for data-analytics, KPMG provides the team with more detailed insights and analysis and so facilitates the development of new methods as well as being a valuable support behind the team’s decision-making process regarding building and executing performance plans.
For the upcoming Tour de France, Team DSM has designed their approach for the race tactics, in general, and for the sprint train in particular, by taking on board more detailed analysis and new insights. These were produced by specific data-analytics applications which KPMG developed in close cooperation with Team DSM’s performance specialists. KPMG’s forward thinking work in the field of analysis has also enabled Team DSM to develop knowledge and methods, which they use for planning the buildup of riders towards the bigger team goals, as well as the development of a precise tool which tracks the middle and long term development of riders for a wide range of physical characteristics.
As one element of their joint work, Team DSM and KPMG have also built a data platform which is an important foundation for analysing large amounts of collected data. Sensors on the team’s bicycles and riders generate precise data that undergoes in-depth analysis to drive continual improvements. As a result of these precise and in-depth analysis, Team DSM’s specialists are then able to make better decisions for a wide variety of work which they perform with the riders of the team’s Women, Men and Development programs, and to optimally aligning areas such as training, nutrition, aerodynamics, biomechanics, strength training and race-day tactics.
From best guess to decision making based on facts
More information is available at home.kpmg/nl/teamdsm
About KPMG in the Netherlands: Since 1917 KPMG has been offering leading services for accountancy and strategic advisory. We are supporting organisations in excellence and well-considered decision making for now and in the future. Progress only makes sense when people and society will benefit. That is why people driven progress is our mission adding value for our customers. More than 3600 professionals are working for KPMG in The Netherlands representing 12 offices through our country. KPMG’s head office is located in Amstelveen. The Dutch KPMG organisation is part of a global network of independent KPMG offices managed from Canada.
About Team DSM: Team DSM are a German-licensed global professional cycling team operating at the highest level of the sport, with a unique scientific and innovative focus which is ideally implemented through a culture of true cooperation. With three programs – Men, Women and Development – under that same umbrella, the team are known for their Keep Challenging mantra: to redefine cycling through cooperation and innovation. The basis of this comes from grassroots development at their Keep Challenging Center and elite sports Campus in the Dreiländer region, in Limburg, where the world’s most promising talents are developed into the best that they can be. Ethics also lay at the heart of their organisation, having always worked to the intensified ethical standards of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC). Team DSM are a founding shareholder of Velon; many new and young fans throughout the world are starting to follow professional cycling through modern novelties which are being introduced in cycling by Velon.