Team DSM (men's team)

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Team DSM
Team information
UCI codeDSM
RegisteredNetherlands (2005–2014)
Germany (2015–2021)
Netherlands (2022–)
Founded2005 (2005)
Discipline(s) Road
Status UCI Professional Continental (2005–2012)
UCI WorldTeam (2013–)
Bicycles Colnago (2005)
Koga (2006–2011)
Felt (2012)
Giant (2013–2018)
Cervélo (2019–2020)
Scott (2021–)
Components Shimano
Website Team home page
Key personnel
General manager Iwan Spekenbrink
Team name history
2005 Shimano–Memory Corp
2006–2011 Skil Shimano
2012 Project 1t4i
2012–2013 Argos–Shimano
2014 Giant–Shimano
2015–2016 Team Giant–Alpecin [1]
2017–2020 Team Sunweb
2021– Team DSM
Cycling current event.svg Current season

Team DSM ( UCI team code:DSM [2] ) is a Dutch professional cycling team at UCI WorldTeam level. The team is managed by Iwan Spekenbrink.

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History

The team was founded in 2005 under the name "Shimano-Memory Corp", sponsored by Skil and Shimano, and was based in the Netherlands. [3] 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", [4] 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. [5] [6]

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. [7]

In December 2012 it was announced that the team would compete at the World Tour level for the 2013 season. [8]

In September 2014 German shampoo manufacturer Alpecin announced that they would co-sponsor the team alongside Giant for the 2015 season. [9] 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. [10]

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. [11] 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. [3] [12] 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. [13]

Team roster

As of 21 January 2022. [14] [15] [16]
RiderDate of birth
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Thymen Arensman  (NED) (1999-12-04) 4 December 1999 (age 22)
Flag of Germany.svg  Nikias Arndt  (GER) (1991-11-18) 18 November 1991 (age 30)
Flag of France.svg  Romain Bardet  (FRA) (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 31)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Cees Bol  (NED) (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 26)
Flag of Germany.svg  Marco Brenner  (GER) (2002-08-27) 27 August 2002 (age 19)
Flag of France.svg  Romain Combaud  (FRA) (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 31)
Flag of Italy.svg  Alberto Dainese  (ITA) (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 24)
Flag of Germany.svg  John Degenkolb  (GER) (1989-01-07) 7 January 1989 (age 33)
Flag of Germany.svg  Nico Denz  (GER) (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 28)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mark Donovan  (GBR) (1999-04-03) 3 April 1999 (age 23)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Nils Eekhoff  (NED) (1998-01-23) 23 January 1998 (age 24)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Chris Hamilton  (AUS) (1995-05-18) 18 May 1995 (age 26)
Flag of Germany.svg  Leon Heinschke  (GER) (1999-11-08) 8 November 1999 (age 22)
Flag of Norway.svg  Jonas Iversby Hvideberg  (NOR) (1999-02-09) 9 February 1999 (age 23)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of Denmark.svg  Asbjørn Kragh Andersen  (DEN) (1992-04-09) 9 April 1992 (age 30)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Søren Kragh Andersen  (DEN) (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 27)
Flag of Norway.svg  Andreas Leknessund  (NOR) (1999-05-21) 21 May 1999 (age 22)
Flag of Germany.svg  Niklas Märkl  (GER) (1999-03-03) 3 March 1999 (age 23)
Flag of Germany.svg  Marius Mayrhofer  (GER) (2000-09-18) 18 September 2000 (age 21)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Tim Naberman  (NED) (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 23)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Joris Nieuwenhuis  (NED) (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 26)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Casper Pedersen  (DEN) (1996-03-15) 15 March 1996 (age 26)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Frederik Rodenberg  (DEN) (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 24)
Flag of Germany.svg  Florian Stork  (GER) (1997-04-27) 27 April 1997 (age 25)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Martijn Tusveld  (NED) (1993-09-09) 9 September 1993 (age 28)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Henri Vandenabeele  (BEL) (2000-04-15) 15 April 2000 (age 22)
Flag of the United States.svg  Kevin Vermaerke  (USA) (2000-10-16) 16 October 2000 (age 21)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Sam Welsford  (AUS) (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 26)

Major wins

National and world champions

2005
MaillotJapon.PNG Japan Road Race, Hidenori Nodera
2008
MaillotJapon.PNG Japan Road Race, Hidenori Nodera
2012
MaillotJapon.PNG Japan Road Race, Yukihiro Doi
2014
Jersey dutchflag.svg Dutch Time Trial, Tom Dumoulin
2015
MaillotAustria.PNG Austria Time Trial, Georg Preidler
2016
Jersey dutchflag.svg Dutch Time Trial, Tom Dumoulin
2017
Jersey dutchflag.svg Dutch Time Trial, Tom Dumoulin
MaillotAustria.PNG Austria Time Trial, Georg Preidler
Jersey dutchflag.svg Dutch Road Race, Ramon Sinkeldam
Jersey rainbow chrono.svg World Team Time Trial
Jersey rainbow chrono.svg World Time Trial, Tom Dumoulin

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