Photo Credit: Bart Hazen
Continuing their strong recent run of form, Team DSM dominated Dwars door de Westhoek this afternoon, splitting things in the wind before riding a three-up team time trial to the line; completing the whole podium with Pfeiffer Gerogi, Léa Curinier and Charlotte Kool.
Rising to the pressure of being pre-race favourites, Team DSM controlled the early proceedings of the race and slowly but surely upped the tempo, ejecting riders from the back of the peloton on each lap. Through a section of crosswinds, the team managed to place five riders in a front group of around 20, before pushing things on once more. With a whopping 50 kilometres to go Curinier, Georgi and Kool broke clear and began their team time trial. Riding superbly as a unit, and with Esmée Peperkamp hampering and demoralising the chase efforts behind, the trio would build on their lead throughout the remainder of the race and go on to take a superb win and an even more remarkable and impressive podium clean sweep for Team DSM.