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Team DSM is a professional cycling team based in the Netherlands, which competes in elite road bicycle racing events such as the UCI Women's World Tour.
The team's first overall General classification victory came in the Ladies Tour of Qatar, where Kirsten Wild won the overall classification, points classification and three stages. Wild went on to win the women's edition of Gent–Wevelgem, four stages of the Energiewacht Tour.
2014 proved to be the team's standout seasons since its creation; Kirsten Wild successfully defended her Tour of Qatar title, taking 3 stage wins in the process, as well as team mate Amy Pieters taking a stage and the young rider classification. Pieters continued her good form winning the women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The team's next GC victory came courtesy of Wild, at the Tour of Chongming Island. Claudia Häusler secured the team's final overall victory of the 2014 season, winning the 2014 La Route de France.
On 24 September 2014 the team announced that they had secured a four-year sponsorship deal with a German hair care company. For the 2015 season the team was known as Team Liv–Plantur, with the men's team becoming Team Giant-Alpecin.
On 1 September 2014 it was announced that Kirsten Wild would leave the team for Team Hitec Products.Sabrina Stultiens was the only rider who joined the team for the 2015 season.
The team won the 2017 UCI Road World Championships – Women's team time trial.
Eleonora Maria "Ellen" van Dijk is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo. Besides road cycling she was also a track cyclist until 2012. Van Dijk is known as a time trial specialist and is five times world champion. She won her first world title on the track in the scratch race in 2008. She became Road World Champion in 2012, 2013 and 2016 with her respective trade teams in the team time trial and in 2013 also in the individual time trial. In 2015, she won the time trial at the first European Games and the silver medal in the team time trial at the world championships.
Liv Racing is a women's professional cycling team, based in the Netherlands. The title sponsor is Liv, a sub-brand of Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Giant Bicycles. The team's directeur sportif is Eric van den Boom. Riders for Liv Racing compete in the UCI Women's World Tour and other Elite Women's Cycling events throughout the world.
Kirsten Carlijn Wild is a Dutch professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Continental Team Ceratizit–WNT Pro Cycling. Wild competed in two track cycling events at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Divera Maria Koedooder is a Dutch former professional racing cyclist.
Amy Pieters is a Dutch professional road and track cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam SD Worx. She was a member of the Dutch team that finished sixth at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the team pursuit.
AA Drink–leontien.nl was a cycling team based in the Netherlands. The title sponsors were AA Drink, a Dutch sports drinks brand owned by United Soft Drinks, and leontien.nl, a women's health and fitness website associated with former champion cyclist Leontien van Moorsel, whose husband Michael Zijlaard was the team manager.
Vrienden van het Platteland was a Dutch UCI women's road cycling team that existed in the 2000-2008 road cycling seasons.
The 2013 Ladies Tour of Qatar is the 5th edition of the Ladies Tour of Qatar. It is organised by the Qatar Cycling Federation with technical and sports-related assistance from Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) under the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale. It took place from Tuesday 29 January until Friday 1 February 2013 and consisted of 4 stages, one more stage than the former editions. 15 teams of 6 riders took part.
Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling was a British professional cycling team based in Belgium, which competed in elite road bicycle racing and track cycling events, such as the UCI Women's Road World Cup. The team closed at the end of 2018.
Team Coop–Hitec Products is a professional women's cycling team based in Norway that competes in elite road bicycle racing events.
SD Worx is a professional cycling team based in the Netherlands, which competes in elite road bicycle racing events such as the UCI Women's World Tour.
Leah Kirchmann is a Canadian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Team DSM. She competed in the 2013 UCI women's road race in Florence. At the 2014 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships, held in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, she won the road race, time trial and the criterium, becoming the first woman to win all three titles in the same year.
Nina Kessler is a Dutch racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's Continental Team Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank. She competed in the 2013 UCI women's team time trial in Florence. At the 2015 Dutch National Track Championships she became Dutch champion in the women's Madison together with Kirsten Wild. She won the points classification at the 2016 La Course by Le Tour de France.
The 2012 season was the tenth for the Specialized–lululemon cycling team, which began as the T-Mobile team in 2003. After the men's team HTC-Highroad stopped, Kristy Scrymgeour convinced manufacturer Specialized and sports apparel company Lululemon Athletica to perpetuate the women's team in this Olympic year. The team changed slightly: Clara Hughes and Trixi Worrack were the main new recruits, while Judith Arndt, team leader since 2006, joined GreenEdge-AIS. The team had a great year. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won numerous sprints and finished fourth in the road race of the Olympic Games. Evelyn Stevens had an excellent season by winning at the world cup race La Flèche Wallonne Féminine, she won a prestigious stage of the Giro d'Italia Femminile and finished on the podium in the end and she won the general classification of the La Route de France. At the end of the season she was in fourth place in the UCI World Ranking. Ellen van Dijk won the general classification of the Lotto-Decca Tour, the Omloop van Borsele and several stage races. The team dominated especially in the team time trials. Ellen van Dijk together with Stevens, Hughes, Amber Neben and Trixi Worrack or Teutenberg were consistent and undefeated the whole year. At the end of the season the team won the first team time trial at the world championship which was a main goal for the team this year. The team finished second in the UCI World Ranking.
Floortje Mackaij is a Dutch professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Team DSM.
The 2014 women's road cycling season was the fifth for the Boels Dolmans Cycling Team, which began as the Dolmans Landscaping Team in 2010. The main new rider for the team was the Time Trial World Champion Ellen van Dijk, after have ridden 5 years for Specialized–lululemon. After winning the Omloop van het Hageland in early March, Lizzie Armitstead won also the first World Cup race, the Ronde van Drenthe. She would finish later three times in second place in the later World Cup races and keeping the lead in the overall World Cup classification. In begin April, after a solo of 30 km Ellen van Dijk won the Tour of Flanders World Cup race.
The 2012 women's road cycling season was the eighth year for AA Drink-leontien.nl, which began as Van Bemmelen–AA Drink in 2005.
The 2007 women's road cycling season was the eighth season for the Vrienden van het Platteland cycling team, which began as Ondernemers van Nature in 2000.
The 2015 Boels Rental Ladies Tour also known as the 2015 Holland Ladies Tour is the 18th edition of the Holland Ladies Tour, a women's cycle stage race in the Netherlands. The tour is part of the 2014 women's road cycling calendar and was held 1 September to 6 September. The tour has six stages, including an individual time trial. The tour starts with the first stages in and around Tiel and concludes with a hilly stage in Limburg. The tour has an UCI rating of 2.1.