Chad Haga announces departure from Team DSM after eight years

Team DSMs Chad Haga of US competes during the fourth stage of the 73rd edition of the Criterium du Dauphine cycling race a 16km time trial between Firmigny and RochelaMoliere on June 2 2021 Photo by Alain JOCARD AFP Photo by ALAIN JOCARDAFP via Getty Images
Chad Haga (Team DSM) in action at the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné (Image credit: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

American time trial specialist Chad Haga is set to leave Team DSM after eight years with the German squad, he has announced in an Instagram post.

33-year-old Haga, who has been with the team since turning pro back in 2014, wrote that he's planning to challenge himself with a new team, but didn't reveal any details of a move for 2022.

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Dani Ostanek
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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