Team DSM are delighted to announce the signing of three talented youngsters to their Development program with Moritz Kärsten, Max Poole and Joris Reinderink all joining the team in 2022. Kärsten and Reinderink will wear the team’s distinctive two-striped jersey until at least the end of 2023, while Poole will ride in the Development program in 2022, before making the step up to the Men’s program the following year and through the 2024 season.
Moritz Kärsten (GER)
The powerful German youngster Kärsten has taken some strong results in his two years within the junior category. 2020 saw him claim a very respectable fifth place in the national time trial championships, before second place in the road race later that year. This season has seen him continue his upwards trajectory with a podium finish in the time trial, before a tenacious set of results at Internationale Juniorenrundfahrt earned him a fine third place on GC after the three days, following up from the same placing overall at the Ronde Sud Bourgogne. Since then Kärsten has finished in the top 15 at both the road race and time trial at the European Championships, alongside an impressive second place at the tough GP Bob Jungels.
Photo Credit: © David Partridge
Max Poole (GBR)
A good opening year in the junior category in 2020 saw Poole finish inside the top 16 on every stage or race that he entered, including a second place in the time trial at GP Rüebliland where he took fifth on GC and fourth place overall at La Philippe Gilbert Juniors. 2021 has seen Poole take more great results, starting his season out strongly in the UK with GC wins at the Junior Tour of Yorkshire and Junior Tour of Mendips alongside the national junior road race title. Racing abroad again recently at the GP Rüebliland, Poole won the opening stage before another string of good results saw him end the race in tenth on GC.
Photo Credit: © Milan van Wersch
Joris Reinderink (NED)
Like many, Reinderink’s first year in the juniors was unfortunately cut short in 2020 due to the pandemic, with only a handful of national and international races. However, 2021 has seen him pick up an impressive string of results throughout the season so far with good top ten GC placings in Vuelta al Besaya and Valromey juniors, and a strong fourth place after a challenging day out in Course de la Paix Juniors. Joining his brother, Pepijn, Reinderink is looking forward to continuing his progression with Development Team DSM.