After our Men’s program’s successful start to the 2023 season, February was time for our Women’s and Development program to make their season debut.
Our Women’s program started its season with the inaugural edition of the UAE Tour. The girls showed great racing in what was an amazing four days of racing. Not only did they win the first and final stage in bunch sprints with Charlotte Kool, but they shaped the race all week in the echelons, showed force on the climbs with Esmée Peperkamp, and took two more podiums with Charlotte and Pfeiffer Georgi, plus the points jersey at the end of the race.
“We’ve really enjoyed it here, we have done so well. We really are a team, and we do it all together. Yesterday with Esmée we also showed that we are capable of a lot of nice things. To finish it off like this is a dream”, Charlotte said after winning the final stage. Team DSM Coach Albert Timmer added: “Of course the finish wasn’t how we planned or a perfect lead out like the other day, but it was purely down to Pfeiffer and how she sees the race and then acts on it, so that was really impressive. I think we have to give a big shoutout to her, but also to the rest of the team who looked after each other throughout not only today but the whole week. It’s been a crazy week for us and I’m happy with how we have started the season with two wins at the highest level and a top eight in the GC.”