DSM tries to quell rumors of internal crises

The German team has been plagued by numerous incidents with its riders in recent years and with the departures of cyclists such as Dumoulin or Hirschi.


The DSM team is once again at the center of the controversy in the peloton after several of its riders have announced their intention to leave the team at the end of this season. It is not the first delicate situation that the structure suffers in recent years, since other riders such as Tom Dumoulin or the most recent case of Marc Hirschi, left the team abruptly.

On this occasion the exit rumors point to several cyclists who have already been critical of the team such as Belgian Ilan Van Wilder or Danish Soren Kragh Andersen, while Australians Jai Hindley and Michael Storer have already signed for Bora-Hansgrohe and by Groupama-FDJ for the next season.

As a result of the uproar generated in the media, team directors Matt Winston and Rudi Kemna wanted to get out of this controversy in statements to the Dutch portal Wielerflits. "We are eager to share our goals and the methods to achieve it, but our integrity is also important. There are internal things that should not come to light. One of the keys is cooperation and respect is also important. We hope that our riders do not. spread certain problems in the media, "said Kemna.

Kemna also took the opportunity to criticize the media when publishing various news about the team. "I have seen a lot of negative messages about the team but nobody came to ask us anything on the Tour. I understand that the media have to give news, but they are also involved. They could ask us some things to see if they are correct."

For his part, Winston is already looking to the next Tour of Spain, where Romain Bardet will have the stripes as team leader. "We want to create a world-class sporting environment. We will arrive three days early, discuss everything in detail and start with a clear mind. At British Cycling we used to work like this but focusing only on the Olympic Games. At DSM we also want to achieve our goals in perfect conditions. conditions ".

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