With their continued focus on talent identification and development, Team DSM are delighted to announce four new signings to their Development program in 2022, with Patrick Eddy, Bart Hordijk, Lorenzo Milesi and Lorenzo Ursella all riding in the team’s colours until at least the end of 2023.
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Patrick Eddy (AUS)
Eddy had two successful seasons in the junior ranks, taking the national championships double as a first-year junior in 2019, before going on to defend his time trial title and finish runner-up in the road race the following year. Combining track and road while in Australia, 2021 has seen the powerful Eddy crowned as the national team pursuit champion, while becoming a bronze medallist in the individual pursuit and securing the same result in the road time trial in his first year at U23 level.
Bart Hordijk (NED)
Coming from the Netherlands, Hordijk has had a good 2021 riding in the junior ranks, racing throughout the continent and collecting a good set of results, particularly in France. Winning the opening time trial at La Cantonale Juniors was enough to secure the overall title at the race, while a strong all around showing at the Boucles de l’Oise Juniors also saw him take home the GC crown, before a win in Belgian one-day race GP Ernest Beco. Alongside other good results at tough races in Spain and Germany, Hordijk is relishing the step up to the next level with the team.
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Lorenzo Milesi (ITA)
A strong and powerful rider, Milesi had a consistent and impressive opening year to the junior category in 2019 where he took six top ten places, including a great ride to take second at the Italian national championships in the time trial. 2020 saw Milesi’s exploits against the clock continue, racking up four wins which included claiming the famous green, white and red tricolor in the time trial. Alongside the wins, he took third at the European championships too, while also picking up top tens in road races, including a fine third place overall at the Trofeo Buffoni Juniors. This season has seen Milesi find his feet at the U23 level, with some strong rides in support of teammates and gaining valuable experience riding against the professional peloton in races such as Coppi e Bartali.
Lorenzo Ursella (ITA)
After a good opening year in the junior category in 2020 where he took an impressive win at GP Commune Di Villadose, 2021 has seen Italian fast-man Ursella step-up another level claiming an incredible nine wins on the Italian racing scene. Alongside those wins, Ursella took a further three podiums, all of which he claimed behind his fellow Borgo Molino Rinascita Ormelle teammates. A strong sprinter on the road, Ursella is also adept on the track too, taking silver at the junior European track championships in the scratch race, an event he would go on to take bronze in at the World championships. Transferring those track positioning skills to the road, Ursella aims to continue his development with the team as he makes the step-up to Development Team DSM in 2022.