Barbieri signs with Team dsm-firmenich as part of new trio to support Kool, Georgi

Rachele Barbieri, Josie Nelson and Abi Smith
Rachele Barbieri, Josie Nelson and Abi Smith (Image credit: Getty Images)

Team dsm-firmenich looked to solidify their women’s roster for 2024 and beyond with the signing of a trio of riders - Italian Rachele Barbieri and British U23 riders Josie Nelson and Abi Smith. 

Barbieri and Nelson signed for the next three seasons to carry through to 2026, while 21-year-old Smith was confirmed for 2024 and 2025. The team recently renewed the contracts for sprint star Charlotte Kool and Classics leader Pfeiffer Georgi, and all three new riders would play key roles for continued success. 

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).