Team dsm-firmenich Selects Squads

Team dsm-firmenich has announced the line-ups for the upcoming races on its Women’s program schedule as the season draws to a close.

Looking ahead to the Giro dell’Emilia Internazionale Donne Elite taking place on September 30th in  Emilia in the province of Bologna, Albert Timmer – Team dsm-firmenich coach said, “Having a nice mix of riders on our roster, we have different cards to play here. The idea is to race aggressively throughout the day and once we approach the climbs, to increase the pace in order to position our finisher Juliette as well as possible. The parcours sees a long run-up to the final climb and we can expect real fireworks in the explosive finale!”


Francesca Barale (ITA)
Léa Curinier (FRA)
Juliette Labous (FRA)
Esmée Peperkamp (NED)
Elise Uijen (NED) Nienke Vinke (NED)

Following that race, are two events on October 3rd. The Binche Chimay Binche pour Dames is  a 1-day race in Belgium marking the end of the season. Kelvin Dekker – Team dsm-firmenich coach said, “This is the last race of the season for all riders present. I think we have already had a great season, but together we want to go all in for the win one final time. The course has a challenging final and finish where we can play several scenarios with Charlotte as our sprinter, but also Pfeiffer; someone who is almost made for this finish. We’ll have an attacking mindset in the race and we’ll see what strategy will suit the best for the win.”


Pfeiffer Georgi (GBR)
Daniek Hengeveld (NED)
Franziska Koch (GER)
Charlotte Kool (NED)
Anna van der Meiden (NED)
Becky Storrie (GBR)
Elise Uijen (NED)

Finally, a squad from the team will participate in the Tre Valli Varesine Women’s Race in Varese, Italy also on October 3rd. The event was won last year by Elisa Longo Borghini.

Albert Timmer anticipates this being a challenging race. “We can expect a difficult round in Varese, which will be the last race of the season for our Women’s program. We want to show ourselves one final time and race aggressively. Hopefully, we will be able to come into the finale with several riders fresh to position Juliette well to take a good result. With Francesca and Eleonora, we have two girls who will be riding on home soil and are keen to show themselves more than ever.”


Francesca Barale (ITA)
Eleonora Ciabocco (ITA)
Léa Curinier (FRA)
Juliette Labous (FRA)
Esmée Peperkamp (NED)
Nienke Vinke (NED)

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