Balancing risk and reward, Team dsm-firmenich navigated the wet opening day team time trial in Barcelona to take a brilliant win at the Vuelta a España.
Just before the race got underway the skies above Barcelona opened up and rain began to fall. As one of the early starters, the team had to navigate the conditions as the roads turned from dry to wet, making for some potential danger. With a material plan set to tackle the changing conditions and after good training in recent days, the team were confident and worked incredibly cohesively as a unit. Setting the fastest time at the intermediate, they would go on to continue that form and move into the hot seat at the finish. A nervous hour followed as the Team dsm-firmenich squad waited as team-after-team came close but just couldn’t match their effort. A rapturous celebration followed as everyone revelled in a great victory which sees Team dsm-firmenich move into the red jersey and race lead with Lorenzo Milesi.