You end the season with 20 wins. Does that inspire satisfaction?
Danny Stam: "We started the season very strongly. So the classic spring went well with nice victories in the Ronde van Vlaanderen, Strade Bianche and Brabantse Pijl, among others. That spring created a lot of expectations. In Spain we still raced well, but then we had a down period. In the Tour de France Femmes we were good again. Then we performed below par in Norway, Sweden and in the Simac Ladies Tour. If you end the season in Romandy like that again, you can be satisfied. That also shows the resilience within the group."
Team SD Worx remains the best women's team in the UCI rankings. Is that important?
Danny Stam: "Yes indeed. This is something we can be proud of. We had another good season and several nice wins. It's not just those 20 wins, but also 47 podium finishes. Women's cycling has been developing in recent years. The calendar is getting fuller and the level is higher and higher. There are more teams with strong performances across the board. It gives me a good feeling when I see how often we can still make a mark on a race. Of course, you also have a few down periods. If you are a few percent less, you will be immediately beaten. Only when everything is right you compete for wins. However, it would also not be good if you win everything all year."