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Team DSM present 2021 Tour de France roster

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With only a few days until the peloton will take to the start line in Brest, set for this year’s edition of the Tour de France, Team DSM confirm their eight-rider strong roster that will take on an exciting edition of La Grand Boucle.

Faced with a tricky route around France, including a dangerous and opportunistic first week, followed by trips to the gruellingly difficult Alps and Pyrenees that include famous climbs such as the Col de la Colombière and Col du Portet, it’s set to be an action-packed three weeks of racing in France. It’s not only the climbs that will provide thrilling battles, the route is also littered with several sprint opportunities, setting up an exciting showdown between the fast men of the bunch. Looking to build on their successful 2020 campaign in which the team claimed three brilliant stage wins and excited fans worldwide with their aggressive brand of racing, the team will once again go on the hunt for stage success in the sprints and look for opportunities to ride aggressively in the breakaway.

After a solid block of racing, well designed and executed training plans by the team’s experts, coupled with a team sprint train camp, our eight-rider selection is ready roll out in style and fight for the Team DSM jersey’s success throughout a three-week adventure together in France.

Team DSM’s Tour de France coach Luke Roberts said: “After a successful 2020 campaign where we took three stage wins, our main focus for this year’s Tour de France will once again be to target day results. We have a really solid team train for the several possible bunch sprint opportunities which we’ll be faced with throughout the race. For the intermediate and mountain stages our aim will be aggressive and opportunistic racing, playing different cards and utilising the strength of the entire team to try and take advantage, like we did last year. It will be an interesting start to this year’s race without a traditional prologue, TTT or bunch sprint, and the first two stages are directly quite difficult which will make a very exciting start. From there, we’ll pick and choose our days wisely to go on the attack throughout the rest of the race, hunting for those stage successes and showcase our Team DSM jersey in its first Tour de France.”

Line-up
Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Tiesj Benoot (BEL)
Cees Bol (NED)
Mark Donovan (GBR)
Nils Eekhoff (NED)
Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED)
Casper Pedersen (DEN)
Jasha Sütterlin (GER)