Performance through nutrition

DSM are proud to be the main partner of the Team DSM Pro Cycling team. Our partnership reflects our common goal: to advance performance through nutrition.

Elite cycling is the ultimate stress test for our nutrition innovations. Team DSM’s riders push themselves to the limits of human ability and demand the same from their nutrition.

Ours is a partnership of co-innovation. DSM provides Team DSM with cutting-edge products, technology, and insights to help them maximize their potential across the four core areas of performance: focus, endurance, resilience, and recovery. In return, riders’ feedback, insights, and data enable DSM to better see and shape the future of nutrition.

We share a commitment to science and data. Together, we are putting science-based nutrition advancements to a real-world test of performance, finding solutions to improve the health of people around the world.

Our core areas of performance


The intensity of professional racing demands that cyclists must function at their peak under pressure. Reaction times, visual acuity, and brain health are all critical for optimal focus. 

DSM helps to enhance Team DSM’s focus with products like FloraGLO®, OPTISHARP®, and life’s™ OMEGA.

  • FloraGLO® & OPTISHARP® — sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, the major carotenoids found in the eye. Science shows that both may play a role in supporting sharp vision. 
  • life’s ™ OMEGA — a plant-based omega-3 supplement more sustainable than fish oil. DHA and EPA support brain, eye, and heart health. 


How long can you hold on? That question is at the core of elite cycling. The right nutrition optimizes the speed and efficiency of nutrient uptake and helps maintain the body’s durability and fitness over time, allowing athletes to function at their peak for longer.

Team DSM relies on nutrition to maximize individual endurance, with personalized nutrition plans from DSM helping riders determine when, what, and how much to eat, to keep them performing at their best each day. 

  • Team DSM benefits from DSM’s access to the Mixfit digital platform. This app uses individual rider data to tailor exact nutrition intake; fuelling them to perform to the best of their abilities on the bike.
  • PeptoPro® — a peptide derived from dairy protein that contains all 20 amino acids, to support protein synthesis during exercise.


Elite cycling pushes riders to their physiological limits. Supporting athletes’ immune systems through optimised nutrition is mission critical to Team DSM’s success.

  • HiMO™ Blend 5 — a novel blend of five HiMOs which works as an advanced prebiotic, supporting beneficial gut bacteria and a balanced microbiota.
  • Lacto GG® — Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is one of the most studied and reliable probiotic strains. Lacto GG® improves the balance of good bacteria in the microbiome.
  • Quali® Vitamins — DSM’s Quali® range of vitamins help to support overall health and immunity. For Team DSM we have tailor-made a high-quality premix multivitamin to give a daily boost of the body’s essential nutrients.
  • Quali®-B — DSM’s Vitamin B12 helps the body convert food into glucose, which is used to produce energy and maintain normal functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B12 also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Quali®-C — Vitamin C supports maintenance of the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise. It also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 


Today’s athletes are rigorous about recovery—from the dehydration, fatigue, and tissue damage of competition, but also from illness and injury. The right nutrition can increase the speed and efficacy with which the body heals itself and boost performance throughout the year.

DSM’s nutritional solutions offer Team DSM support across all aspects of recovery. 

  • CanolaPRO® — an easily digestible plant protein that is sustainable and more amino-complete than other plant proteins. It’s also rich in cysteine, which may help protect against future exercise-induced muscle damage.
  • Quali®-C — Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage.
  • PeptoPro® — a peptide derived from dairy protein that contains all 20 amino acids. Science shows it may ensure a quicker update of protein for muscle repair and decreased Delayed Muscle Onset Soreness. 

The journey so far

Our partnership has grown steadily closer and more intense since 2015, culminating in Team DSM in 2021. Here's a few highlights from the along the way.

  • Team DSM's 2022 season

    Team DSM's 2022 season

    Each race season sees Team DSM premier the latest innovations developed by DSM in cooperation with the Team's partners and suppliers.

  • Team DSM's 2021 season

    Team DSM's 2021 season

    Each race season sees Team DSM premier the latest innovations developed by DSM in cooperation with the Team's partners and suppliers.

  • Team Sunweb's 2020 season

    Team Sunweb's 2020 season

    Our partnership with Team Sunweb goes from strength-to-strength and 2020 sees the team use more DSM innovations than ever before.

  • Team Sunweb's 2019 season

    Team Sunweb's 2019 season

    Follow DSM’s innovation partnership with Team Sunweb, an elite professional cycling team competing in this year's UCI World Tour.