Years in the making – the inaugural edition of the Tour de France Femmes will no doubt provide thrilling racing each day, with Team DSM revealing an exciting roster which aims to challenge on all fronts.
Getting underway on the city streets of Paris, the famous Champs-Élysées will play host to an expected fast finale where the winner and their team will take the coveted yellow jersey for the first time. Leaving the capital, the following two days look good for the sprinters but with hills in the finale, or rises to the line, the attackers and puncheurs will also look to fight it out for stage honours. The fourth day of action sees the peloton take on testing gravel roads and hills, before an expected sprint stage the next day, followed by an opportunity for the attackers on rolling terrain. The final weekend of racing takes place in the mountains with Saturday’s stage filled with three challenging climbs, and albeit without a summit finish, the GC battle should take shape there with time gaps expected. The GC battle will crescendo all the way to the line as the final day of racing ends on the famous La Super Planche des Belles Filles with its steep gradients and gravel section just before the summit.
After strong recent performances in their carefully selected races, alongside well-developed training programs from the team’s specialists; the Team DSM roster are looking forward to getting underway in Paris next Sunday.