|Status|| UCI Professional Continental (2005–2012)|
UCI WorldTeam (2013–)
|Bicycles|| Colnago (2005)|
|Website||Team home page|
|General manager||Iwan Spekenbrink|
|Team name history|
Team DSM ( UCI team code:DSM) is a Dutch professional cycling team at UCI WorldTeam level. The team is managed by Iwan Spekenbrink.
The team was founded in 2005 under the name "Shimano-Memory Corp", sponsored by Skil and Shimano, and was based in the Netherlands.Thanks to aggressive strategies during Paris–Nice in 2008 and 2009, the team was awarded a wildcard for the 2009 Tour de France, making it their first appearance in a Grand Tour.
After losing its sponsors at the end of 2011, the team adopted the name "Project 1T4i", standing for "team spirit, inspiration, integrity, improvement and innovation",until a new sponsor was secured. Ahead of the Tour of Flanders on 1 April 2012, the team became Argos-Shimano following the announcement of a three-year naming rights contract with the Argos North Sea Group, an oil company based in the Netherlands.
In 2012, the team received their second wildcard invitation to the 2012 Tour de France, along with three French-registered teams: Cofidis, Team Europcar and Saur–Sojasun.
In December 2012 it was announced that the team would compete at the World Tour level for the 2013 season.
In September 2014 German shampoo manufacturer Alpecin announced that they would co-sponsor the team alongside Giant for the 2015 season.In December 2014 Sunweb (a Dutch-owned international tour operator) was announced as a new major sponsor of the team, signing a 2-year deal.
On 23 January 2016 during training in Spain, six members of the team (John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Max Walscheid, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson and Ramon Sinkeldam) were hit by a car that was driven into the on-coming traffic, all riders recovering.On the first rest day of the 2016 Tour de France, the team announced that Sunweb would become a named sponsor of the team for the 2017 season, and the team would move their registration from the Netherlands to Germany. In 2017, Team Sunweb won its first Grand Tour: the 2017 Giro d'Italia with Tom Dumoulin. At the 2017 Tour de France, the team won four stages and two major jerseys: Warren Barguil won the Mountains classification and Combativity Award while reaching 10th overall, and Michael Matthews won the Points classification.
From the 2021 season, DSM took over title sponsorship of the team.
Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer, recognized as the world's largest bicycle designer and manufacturer. Giant has manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, the Netherlands, China, and Hungary.
Cofidis Solutions Crédits is a French professional road bicycle racing team sponsored by a money-lending company, Cofidis. It was started in 1996 by Cyrille Guimard, the former manager of Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon of the Renault-Elf-Gitane team of the 1980s. The team's sponsor has supported the team despite repeated problems such as doping scandals. After it was part of the UCI ProTour for the ProTour's first five seasons, from 2010 the team competed as a UCI Professional Continental team. The team joined the UCI World Tour for the 2020 season.
The Benelux Tour is a road bicycle racing stage-race that is part of the UCI World Tour. The race was established in 2005 and was originally known as the Eneco Tour, named after the original sponsor. In 2017, the online discount broker BinckBank took over as the title sponsor, with the name of the race changing accordingly. In 2021, with the absence of a title sponsor, the race will be known as the Benelux Tour.
John Degenkolb is a German professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team DSM. His biggest wins to date are the 2015 Milan–San Remo and the 2015 Paris–Roubaix, two of cycling's five monuments. He is a winner of stages in all three Grand Tours, with ten stages and the points classification at the Vuelta a España, one stage of the Giro d'Italia, and one stage in the Tour de France.
Marcel Kittel is a German former racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2011 and 2019 for the Team Giant–Alpecin, Quick-Step Floors and Team Katusha–Alpecin squads. As a junior, he specialised in time trials, even winning a bronze medal in the World Championships for cyclists aged under 23. When he became a professional in 2011, he specialised in bunch sprints, winning 19 stages across the three Grand Tours, and taking 89 wins in his professional career.
The 2013 season for the Argos–Shimano began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI ProTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.
Ramon Sinkeldam is a Dutch cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Groupama–FDJ.
Warren Barguil is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Arkéa–Samsic. He is best known for winning two mountain stages and the mountains classification of the 2017 Tour de France.
Georg Preidler is an Austrian cyclist, who is currently suspended from the sport after being implicated in the Operation Aderlass doping scandal.
Julia Soek is a Dutch former racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI Women's WorldTeam Team DSM. She competed in the 2013 UCI women's team time trial in Florence. In September 2021 Soek announced that she would retire from competition at the end of the season. The following month it emerged that she would join Drops–Le Col as a directeur sportif for 2022.
Chad Haga is an American professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Human Powered Health.
The 2014 season for the Giant–Shimano began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI ProTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.
Floortje Mackaij is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Team DSM.
Sam Oomen is a Dutch racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.
The 2015 season for the Team Giant–Alpecin began in January with the Tour Down Under. As a UCI WorldTeam, they were automatically invited and obligated to send a squad to every event in the UCI World Tour.
Fredrik Ludvigsson is a Swedish professional road cyclist who as of 2017 rides for Danish UCI Continental team Christina Jewelry–Kuma. He is the younger brother of teammate Tobias Ludvigsson.
Søren Kragh Andersen is a Danish cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team DSM. He is the younger brother of Asbjørn Kragh Andersen, also a professional cyclist, with Team DSM.
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