Team dsm-firmenich PostNL have announced their eight-rider roster, ready to tackle the varied parcours over the coming three weeks as they hunt for stage success. Looking to build on their recent good form, Team dsm-firmenich PostNL are ready for the 21 days of action. They aim to ride smartly as a unit and seize their opportunities to go all-out for stage results throughout the Tour de France.

Team dsm-firmenich PostNL coach Matt Winston expressed his excitement: “We’re looking forward to being on the start-line of the Tour de France once again. This year we come in with the sole focus of going for day results, whether that be in the sprint finishes, in the mountains or on the rolling terrain in between. We have an exciting group of riders who are all committed to that, but we will need to be smart about when and where we use our energy to maximise our chances.”

“In the pure sprints, we will go with Fabio as our finisher, with John, TDF debutant Bram and Nils as his final lead-out. It’s good to have Nils back in action after his recovery from concussion, motivated and ready to go. In the hills and mountains, we have Romain, Warren, Frank and Oscar – the latter two also on their TDF debut. We believe everyone in the team can play a role in the finale on the right stage and in the right circumstances.”

Winston added, “We will need to show good teamwork from the off as we can expect a hard start on the climbs in Italy, before some sprint opportunities after that. From that point, there is a variety of parcours and terrain over the three weeks where we can be in the mix. We will look together as a team and make plans for the best possible way to approach each stage, so that we can show ourselves at the very front of the race.”

Fabio Jakobsen shares his enthusiasm: “I am really excited to take on my first Tour de France with Team dsm-firmenich PostNL. We bring a really strong group to the race that can go for stage success on every terrain. I have a nice group around me to target the sprint stages, but with Warren, Frank, Oscar, and Romain, we also have really strong riders for the hilly and mountainous stages. We aim to show strong teamwork and really fight for each other, and if we perform at a high level, I believe we can have a great race together. I can’t wait to get started.”

Team dsm-firmenich PostNL 2024 Tour de France Line-Up

  • Romain Bardet
  • Warren Barguil
  • John Degenkolb
  • Nils Eekhoff
  • Fabio Jakobsen
  • Oscar Onley
  • Frank van den Broek
  • Bram Welten

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