Team DSM confirms: star sprinter Lorena Wiebes is leaving the team at the end of the season

"She got an offer she didn't want to pass up and we respect that," says DSM

Lorena Wiebes wins stage four of the 2021 Women's Tour
(Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Sunday’s Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift opening stage win confirmed Lorena Wiebes (Team DSM) as the fastest sprinter of the women’s peloton as she powered herself into the first  green and yellow jerseys.

The Dutchwoman's victory on the Champs Élysées was her 16th sprint win of the year, thanks in part to the team's superior lead-out and part pure power.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.