Team DSM are excited to announce that talented youngster Elise Uijen will join their Women’s programme next year, racing in the team’s colours until the end of 2023.
Hailing from the Netherlands, Uijen has raced both on the track and the road as a junior, picking up several good results throughout her early career. In 2019, she won the Dutch time trial championships for novices, alongside picking up a national gold medal on the track in the Keirin; highlighting her all-round abilities. In 2020, she further progressed as an athlete by taking two titles against the clock, winning both the Dutch and European junior time trial championships with impressive displays.
Uijen said: “It is a dream come true to join and ride for Team DSM. It’s an environment in which I think I can really grow as a person and as a rider, and to hopefully race here when I’m at the top of my abilities. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Team DSM head of coaching Rudi Kemna added: “Elise has a great attitude and in our talks with her she was really enthusiastic about wanting to learn and develop. She’s taken some strong results at the junior level with her two time trial titles, but we want to give her the chance to develop in a complete way and not focus on only one discipline. With our team of experts and specialists, and combined with her ambitious attitude, we feel Elise is in the right place to do just that.”