Team DSM are delighted to reveal today the contract extensions of Romain Bardet and Juliette Labous – as the team looks to build on strong foundations for the coming years.
A leading light in the men’s peloton, Bardet has reinvigorated himself since joining the team with stage and GC wins, and at the time of publication is currently sat in 10th place at this year’s Giro d’Italia. Alongside Bardet’s extension, Labous, much like her compatriot Bardet, will lead the charge for the team in search of top results in the overall classifications at some of the biggest races in the years to come. Bardet and Labous will ride in the team’s distinctive two-striped jersey until at least the end of 2024.
Romain Bardet (FRA)
Finding a new lease of life upon joining Team DSM at the start of the 2021 season, the experienced Bardet returned to winning ways, taking stage successes for the team at Vuelta a Burgos and Vuelta a España last year while the Brioude-born rider has already claimed overall victory at this season’s Tour of the Alps. Settling into the team quickly, Bardet’s work ethos and team-player attitude shines through, happy to share his knowledge and experience with those around him, while also being willing and open to listen and work closely with the team’s specialists – something that has proven fruitful in his time with the team so far. Looking ahead, Bardet and Team DSM aim to continue building on the good foundations laid so far in the coming years, fighting for more great results together.
Juliette Labous (FRA)
Into her sixth season with Team DSM, Labous is a culture carrier, fitting in well with the team’s ethos and vision; always wanting to push herself to take the next step. A strong all-round rider, Labous has tasted success against the clock where in 2020 she claimed the French tricolour as national time trial champion. Not only strong in the individual events, Labous has proven to be a great part of the support block but also someone who can take good results when in the role of finisher on behalf of the team. Whether that be in one-day races such as Liège-Bastognè-Liège or taking a tilt at the overall classification, with second place at The Women’s Tour and seventh at the Giro d’Italia Donne in 2021 notably strong results. Despite her relatively young age of 23, Labous already has a wealth of experience with the team and some strong foundations that together, they will continue to build on in the future.