Lorena Wiebes powers to sprint success as Team DSM dominate GP Oetingen

Lorena Wiebes powers to sprint success as Team DSM dominate GP Oetingen

Photo Credit: Cor Vos

Team DSM’s Women’s program opened their 2022 account in style with a spectacular ride at GP Oetingen today, as Lorena Wiebes finished off a superb team performance to take the win.

Keeping tabs on proceedings throughout the entirety of the afternoon; the team were fully committed to the plan of setting up fast-finisher Wiebes for the finale. Riding cohesively as a unit, Francesca Barale and Esmée Peperkamp did a great job early in the race, before Pfeiffer Georgi and Charlotte Kool shut down any dangerous moves in the closing stages, breaking the will of the attackers and setting up a bunch kick to the line. Controlling it all the way under the flamme rouge, Georgi and Kool delivered Wiebes into the perfect position, who then put on a dominant display of power to take a brilliant win for the team; raising her arms aloft in glory as she crossed the line.

A jubilant Wiebes said: “We did a really good race as a team. Francesca and Esmée did a lot of the positioning work earlier and they were both super strong at that. We really had things under control all day. Pfeiffer followed the dangerous attacks and on the last lap we stayed together with the three of us and Pfeiffer controlled the moves on the climb. We kept things together, and then did a lead out which was really strong. It was also the first time doing a full lead out with Charlotte and that went really well. I think we can be really proud of ourselves, we did a great race today and I’m looking forward to the next races with the team.”