Welsford strikes again to make it a three win weekend for Team DSM

SAN JUAN ARGENTINA JANUARY 29 Sam Welsford of Australia and Team DSM celebrates at podium as stage winner during the 39th Vuelta a San Juan International 2023 Stage 7 a 112km stage from San Juan to San Juan VueltaSJ2023 on January 29 2023 in San Juan Argentina Photo by Maximiliano BlancoGetty Images
Sam Welsford (Team DSM) in celebration mode after taking his second victory in a row at Vuelta a San Juan (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

It isn’t even the end of January and already Team DSM has accumulated three wins, all packed into little more than 24 hours after Sam Welsford scooped up two stages in a row at Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina while in between Marius Mayrhofer sprinted to victory at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

The team, which was still looking for its first win of the season into April of last year until Welsford delivered at the Tour of Turkey, has stepped into the season on an altogether more prolific footing in 2023 after the squad and two of last year’s new recruits launched into the year firing on all cylinders.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.