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The roots of Team DSM stretch back to 2005, when the squad was known as Shimano–Memory Corp, before becoming Skil-Shimano, Giant-Shimano, Giant-Alpecin, Team Sunweb and then Team DSM with the Dutch brand taking over for 2021.

Tom Dumoulin was the team's biggest general classification hope for Grand Tours. The Frenchman won the Giro d'Italia in 2017 and was second in both the Giro and the Tour de France in 2018, but his departure to Jumbo Visma for the 2020 season has left the German outfit struggling for wins on the UCI WorldTour, and they ended 2021 ranked 21st on the UCI World Team Ranking. 

Cees Bol and Romain Bardet are the team's most likely sources of wins, especially since Vuelta a España mountains classification and two-stage winner Michael Storer has left the team. 

Nikias Arndt is the only other Team DSM rider who managed a victory last season, leaving the German team struggling to see where any race wins will come from in the upcoming campaign. 

However, seven top-ten finishes in Monuments and major week-long stage races means there are encouraging signs for the largely youthful squad. Bardet also secured seventh in the Giro d'Italia general classification, and if the team can help him even more in 2022, Team DSM could challenge with the correct tactics. 

The inexperience of the majority of their riders could also come to fruition in a few years time, allowing Team DSM to challenge for the most prestigious races in cycling once again. 

The Women's Team DSM is registered in the Netherlands, and was founded in 2011, taking the DSM name along with the men's team in 2021.

Team DSM 2022 squad

Thymen Arensman (NED)
Nikias Arndt (GER)
Romain Bardet (FRA)
Cees Bol (NED)
Marco Brenner (GER)
Romain Combaud (FRA)
Alberto Dainese (ITA)
John Degenkolb (GER)
Nico Denz (GER)
Mark Donovan (GBR)
Nils Eekhoff (NED)
Chris Hamilton (AUS)
Leon Heinschke (GER)
Jonas Iversby Hvideberg (NOR)
Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
Andreas Leknessund (NOR)
Niklas Märkl (GER)
Marius Mayrhofer (GER)
Tim Naberman (NED)
Joris Nieuwenhuis (NED)
Casper Pedersen (DEN)
Frederik Rodenberg (DEN)
Florian Stork (GER)
Martijn Tusveld (NED)
Henri Vandenabeele (BEL)
Kevin Vermaerke (USA)
Sam Welsford (AUS)