A new member to the team in 2023, Harm joins after a promising U23 career which saw him take numerous top results such as winning Piccolo Il Lombardia; while more recently as a professional he has shown his credentials as a climber with second on GC at the Tour de l’Ain and Sibiu Tour plus several other good results including two third places on stages at the Giro d’Italia.
Harm hopes that the change of scenery will revitalize his career and unlock the potential he believes he has.
“In U23 I was a good GC rider, but I’ve found that harder the last few years. I think the new team and new atmosphere will help. Here at Team DSM everything is within the team, and I don’t have to look for things myself. I only have to think about going out to train, eating, sleeping and then racing. That is something I like a lot.”
Looking a bit further back, Harm hails from one of the cycling heartlands in the form of West Flanders in Belgium yet he wasn’t originally drawn to the bike as a potential sport. Initially a footballer, playing in midfield where he could put his endurance talents to good use, Harm eventually started to lose interest in kicking a ball and started looking for something else to do.