Riding brilliantly as a group and all-in for the team goal throughout the week, Team dsm-firmenich took an excellent second place on GC with Juliette Labous as the Giro d’Italia Donne concluded on Sunday afternoon.
Navigating challenging terrain over nine tough stages, Team dsm-firmenich set out with the goal of hunting for stage results and the best possible GC result with Labous as finisher. Working well as a group, Labous was always well supported and brought into position for the key moments, with the team riding excellently in the latter half of the stage race to make each day as hard as possible, making the peloton more fatigued and playing into Labous’ ability of being able to recover and dig really deep. Coming into the final day, the team once again performed great to ensure no dangerous riders could gain time. It meant Labous was able to proudly stand on the podium, representing all the hard work from Team dsm-firmenich; by both riders and staff, at race and back at HQ. It’s a memorable moment for Team dsm-firmenich’s Women’s program too as it also the best ever GC result in one of cycling’s Grand Tours for the program; and an almost perfect way to wrap up the team’s first race in its new colours.