Team DSM embark on purpose-led sports nutrition project in collaboration with DSM and Sanas


In 2021, Team DSM are to develop their own high-level pro cycling-specific sports nutrition range alongside their new title partner DSM and sports nutrition partner Sanas, who guarantee the modern production of customised, high-quality sports nutrition products.

The project is built with close collaboration between the team’s nutrition and scientific experts and the specialists from DSM who are world-leaders in nutritional ingredients. Sanas’ expert knowledge and ability to integrate the latest science and ingredients into their products creates the perfect product development environment for the team’s personalised nutrition range.

The team will continue to build on their current science and nutrition-led approach, with innovative products such as Mixfit Inc, personalising the riders’ nutrition intake so that they can perform to the best of their abilities on the bike. The team and DSM have already worked in close collaboration with the creation of custom nutritional products; with Life’s™ OMEGA, FloraGLO® and OPTISHARP® all nutritional innovations that have been of great effect and benefitting the riders’ performance, health and recovery.

2021 Team DSM’s Head of Science, Narelle Neumann said: “We are delighted to begin developing our team-specific sports nutrition range, specifically fitted to the demands and rigours of professional cycling at the highest level. This project is led by our team’s science and nutrition group and realised in close cooperation with Royal DSM and their scientists, who are consistently developing the latest innovative nutritional ingredients and algorithms. As our sports nutrition partner, Sanas ensure the modern product development of our customized products and the outstanding quality of their production facilities guarantees a nutritional end product that is of the highest quality. With this new approach we will enable riders to perform to their absolute maximum abilities; with the personalised nutrition benefiting their performance, health and recovery.”

DSM co-CEO, Geraldine Matchett added: “We can offer an incredible amount of scientific expertise in nutritional, biological, analytical and data science to Team DSM and their experts. Together, we can further develop a world-class customized nutrition range that is tailored for professional cyclists. We are really looking forward to innovating on yet another incredible project with the team and pride ourselves in playing such an important role in helping Team DSM riders go faster.”

Arne Heyse head scientist from Sanas continued: “We’re looking forward to beginning this new and exciting partnership with the team in 2021. The concept of team-specific sports nutrition is one that really captivated and intrigued us. Once we found out the team’s plans and the collaboration with DSM, we wanted to be involved in the project and offer our own expertise to it, as we’re already 6 years active in professional cycling. As the team’s sports nutrition partner, we’ll utilize our wealth of knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities in Belgium to support the team by making the best sports nutrition products, to the highest of possible standards.”