Team dsm-firmenich has officially announced that their rider, Lorenzo Milesi, will be transferring to a new team for the 2024 season. Rudi Kemna, the head coach of Team dsm-firmenich, expressed that while they had a positive journey with Milesi, the approach by another team interested in his capabilities led to open discussions about his transfer. Despite it being ideal for Milesi to continue with Team dsm-firmenich, the decision for his transfer was mutually agreed upon in a cordial manner, making it a model example of a smooth transfer process. Kemna reflects fondly on their time with Milesi and looks forward to the opportunities this departure offers for the team’s future development.
Milesi shared his gratitude for his years at Team dsm-firmenich, acknowledging the chance to turn professional with them. The opportunity to move to another team, which has been speculated as Movistar, presented a new path that he decided to pursue. Although details of the new team are not officially confirmed, Milesi is expected to be part of Movistar’s roster, which is slated for an announcement later in the week. Milesi is Vittoria Guazzini’s boyfriend but there won’t be a reunion at FDJ for the couple.
Milesi, the reigning U23 individual time trial World Champion, had a contract with Team dsm-firmenich through 2025. His departure now opens a spot in the team’s roster for 2025, allowing them to focus on specific enhancements. The upcoming season will see Team dsm-firmenich, soon to be known as Team dsm-firmenich PostNL, with a 28-rider lineup, including the newly signed sprinter Fabio Jakobsen.
Kemna praised Milesi’s contributions and expressed optimism for the team’s direction in the forthcoming seasons. The transfer of Milesi was contrasted with the ongoing turbulence surrounding Cian Uijtdebroeks’s potential transfer from Bora-Hansgrohe to Jumbo-Visma, highlighting the smooth and open nature of negotiations in Milesi’s case. The cycling community now awaits the official announcement from Movistar and looks forward to seeing Milesi’s career progression in his new team.