Continuing to build their roster, Team DSM are delighted to announce that Tobias Lund Andresen, Lorenzo Milesi and Oscar Onley will be promoted to their Men’s program in 2023; marking the 16th, 17th and 18th riders to make the step-up from the Development program. Lund Andresen and Milesi will wear the distinctive two-striped jersey until at least the end of 2025, while Onley is contracted for five years through 2027.
Tobias Lund Andresen (DEN)
Joining Development Team DSM in 2021 after an incredible final year as a junior in 2020, last season saw Lund Andresen settle in well as he made the step up to the U23 ranks. Helping the team to good results in the early part of the season, Lund Andresen’s campaign ended on a high where after two second place finishes, he powered to the win on the final day of action at Tour de Bretagne after riding an attacking and smart finale. This year has saw Lund Andresen ride more races alongside the Men’s program, gaining vital experience while also showing his level too; with a particularly impressive teammate’s ride at Scheldeprijs, and getting in the mix at the Tour of Denmark.
Lund Andresen expressed: “I’m happy and proud to be making the move up to the WorldTour with Team DSM. I’ve already done races with the Men’s program and know everyone in the group which is already nice and it’s also the same way of working so I think that will make the transition even easier too. I’m really looking forward to getting started and continuing to grow as a rider, and I just want to learn and do as much as possible in the next years with the team.”
Team DSM head coach Rudi Kemna continued: “Tobias had a really strong junior career and upon joining us he has taken steps each year. He’s a team player who is more than happy to dig in for the rest of the team and support them as best as possible; something we have seen highlighted in his strong rides when he has already joined our Men’s program at races. Tobias is also of course a strong bike rider and he can handle some hills and packs a nice punchy finish. Like all of our Development program riders making the step up, we want to continue the trajectory we’re at just now and keep making those steps together.”
Lorenzo Milesi (ITA)
A strong and powerful rider, Milesi was a new addition to the team in 2022. Before that his time as a junior saw him take strong results including the Italian time trial championship title alongside several other wins and good results overall. His first year at U23 level in 2021 saw him find his feet before making his move to Development Team DSM in 2022. Immediately settling into the team, Milesi initially impressed with a day of pulling the peloton on his own at Milano-Torino when he joined the Men’s program, before he put those legs on show at Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux; claiming a brilliant two stage wins. Since then, he’s been an integral part of several good team results; including a second place that he picked up at the Giro della Valle d’Aosta from a strong breakaway before he claimed a superb final stage win at the Tour de l’Avenir.
Milesi said: “It has been a really nice first year with Team DSM and I’m super happy to be turning pro with them in 2023. I’ve learned a lot this season and sometimes it has been tough with illness and injury, but I have had good support from the team and I’m thankful for that. On the bike I think I have improved a lot and took some really good results which I can be proud of. I’m already excited for next season and I want to show myself as best as I can in some of the biggest races with the team.”
Team DSM head coach Rudi Kemna added: “Joining the team this year, Lorenzo has made a big impression and is someone that is really motivated and eager to learn and listen to advice from our coaching staff and experts. We’ve already seen him make some big steps and take good results this season, but also off the bike he has really come out of his shell and grown as a person. We want to help continue his progress as he makes his way through the ranks of the professional peloton – helping him improve overall as a rider in the years to come with the team.”
Oscar Onley (GBR)
After a promising first season with Development Team DSM in 2021 which culminated in a third place at the U23 British time trial championships, Onley headed into the 2022 campaign filled with confidence. Starting the season out in good shape, Onley took his first UCI level top five on GC at the Circuit des Ardennes. Working hard for teammates in the next part of the season, Onley’s 2022 would ignite after taking an impressive ninth place on debut at the Giro d’Italia U23. July would see him take a mountain-raid breakaway stage win to Cervinia at the Giro Valle d’Aosta before an impressive seventh on GC at Sazka Tour against professional opposition. Racing on home roads at the Tour of Britain he played a part in the team’s stage win before he was catapulted into the general public’s consciousness at the CRO Race. On the two most hilly stages, Onley would fight it out with Tour de France winner Vingegaard, taking two second places and ultimately ending the race with a brilliant third place on GC.