Already impressing with two wins in 12 hours with Sam Welsford sprinting to yesterdays stage in Argentina and Marius Mayrhofer taking the honours in Australia at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Team DSM have taken another phenomenal win, making it three victories in 24 hours, as Welsford finished off the team’s hard work with a second incredible win on the last stage of Vuelta a San Juan.
After the breakaway was caught with a lap to go and the late attackers caught with four remaining to race, it was the last chance for the sprinters to battle it out on the race’s seventh stage. The team once again rode flawlessly, with another great lead out bringing the Australian sprinter into position to finish it off for the team at the line with his hands aloft.
After the finish, an elated Welsford said: “The boys were so good in the last lap again and looked after me so well. We hit the last kilometre and we had five guys left; it is really incredible how well drilled we are coming into the end of this week. This is super special for me and the team. Doing it once is already nice, but doing it again, with the guys winning in Australia too, is even nicer and just shows what we are capable of as a team. This is a great start to our season.”