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Team DSM present Vuelta a España roster

Vuelta a España

With the start of the Vuelta a España less than three weeks away, Team DSM confirm their eight-rider strong roster that will line up in Burgos for the start of La Vuelta.

The Vuelta is known for its leg sapping gradients and brutally difficult climbs and this year’s edition of the race looks set to be no different, with several challenging mountain top finishes, including a brand-new climb for the race on stage 18; Altu d’El Gamoniteiru which averages an almost brutal ten percent for 15 kilometres. It’s not just the climbs that will excite the peloton as there are bunch sprint chances for the fast-men, plus hilly stages for the opportunists, while the race is sandwiched between two efforts against the clock.

After an attacking edition of the race in 2020 where every rider on the squad took a top five finish on a stage, which included four podium finishes, the team will look to race offensively once again throughout the 21 days over the challenging terrain in their quest for a solid result.

With good foundations laid through well-planned training programs and high-altitude camps, Team DSM’s Vuelta a España block will be ready to go racing when they roll out in Burgos, showcasing their distinctive two Keep Challenging stripes for the final Grand Tour of the season.

Team DSM’s Vuelta a España coach Matt Winston said: “We bring a strong team to the Vuelta once again this year, who are very motivated to end Team DSM’s year on a high note and bring home some top results. The team have gelled really well together at altitude camp with some good workshops, as we ironed out and pre-discussed our tactical plans for the race. We’ll take an offensive approach with the team, first focusing on stages and seeing where that brings us, moulding our approach to the race as we head towards Santiago de Compostela. Jai is still recovering from his injury sustained at the Giro d’Italia. There have been some ups and downs in the last period for him, so we will make the final call on whether he will take the start after as the race draws closer. After the final races that we have coming up to put the finishing touches to our hard work, we look forward to bringing our Grand Tour season to a close in Spain next month.”

Line-up:

Thymen Arensman
Romain Bardet
Alberto Dainese
Nico Denz
Chad Haga
Jai Hindley
Michael Storer
Martijn Tusveld