Introducing: Henri Vandenabeele

Henri Vandenabeele (Team DSM) in action at the Tour de Wallonie
Henri Vandenabeele (Team DSM) in action at the Tour de Wallonie (Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

Over the past decade, German Team DSM have gained a reputation for bringing through and developing promising young riders. The likes of John Degenkolb, Marcel Kittel, Tom Dumoulin, Warren Barguil, Marc Hirschi, and Søren Kragh Andersen have all ascended to cycling stardom while at the team, even if they don't always stick around to the end of their contracts.

Today, the conveyor belt of young talent continued to churn with Jai Hindley and Michael Storer the latest men to hit the heights with Team DSM. The focus on youth continues into 2022 with five neo-pros joining along with two more promising youngsters moving up from the ProTeam Uno-X.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix