13 May 2013 - Lieuwe Westra wins first stage of Tour of California! The first Tour of California for Team Vacansoleil-DCM begins in the best possible way, stage victory and leaders jersey for Lieuwe Westra. Despite being dropped on the last climb Westra saw his chance when he returned in the small remainder of the peloton. He attacked when the leading group was almost caught, in the sprint Westra was fast enough to leave Mancebo behind. We are looking forward what more can be expected this Tour of California!
28 March 2013 - Thomas De Gendt wins final stage in Catalunya! The 26 year old Belgian rider of Vacansoleil-DCM won the first race of the season for the team. The final stage of the Volta a Catalunya in Barcelona was difficult and after a few attempts a group of five riders were able to take a gap from the peloton. De Gendt felt strong and had confidence he could win this stage. In the sprint he proved himself right by leaving the others behind.
22 January 2013 - Jamie Whyte takes second place in the long distance triathlon Challenge Wanaka! The New-Zealand triathlete sponsored by FFWD Wheels had his mind set on a second victory after two years, but like last year he came one place short. Whyte made a comeback after a year of injury and left big names behind him. Despite a very windy bike course, Whyte had the fastest bike split of the day on a FFWD F9R and F6R combination!
3 January 2013 - At the first training camp in December the Vacansoleil-DCM team started the 2013 season! The team came together for the first camp in Spain where the guys got their hands on the new bikes for the coming year. They also got the new slightly adjusted clothing kits which are presented officially at next weeks team presentation. For the team it is a chance to meet the new names that will join the team. Flecha, Rujano and Van Poppel are new names to complete the team and make it stronger. Also on the official list is Bole who has been added after an internal investigation. Follow us on the website, Facebook and Twitter for all updates on teams and products!
13 December 2012 - FFWD Wheels sponsored triathlete Jamie Whyte is back! With a third place at the Taupo Half Ironman Whyte ends this year on a positive note. Whyte was suffering the entire year with a knee injurie which withheld him from training and racing on the level he was used to before. Luckily he is free of injury again and was able to compete in the front and for the victory again. With this result he is looking forward to the Challenge Wanaka in January which is a home race for the New Zealand athlete and where he won before.