Getting their season underway in perfect style, Team DSM’s Women’s program navigated a potentially dangerous day in the saddle, working excellently as a unit throughout the stage before setting up Charlotte Kool who powered to victory in exemplary fashion; taking the opening win of the race.
A relatively calm stage saw Team DSM help to take control of the early breakaway, setting tempo at the front of the peloton and ensuring the catch was made. All eyes then turned to the finish with the team working well as a group together, moving sprint finisher Kool up towards the front. The final was hectic, with several twists and turns and some stop start action with Kool losing the wheel of last leadout rider Pfeiffer Georgi. Georgi expertly noticed the danger and stopped pulling, before Kool weaved her way through the bunch, threading the needle before unleashing a monstrous sprint to come around all the other sprints and take the win; her and Team DSM’s second of the week.