2021 Edition

Stages won 2
General Ranking 21
Competitors in race 5
Sporting managers : WILLEMS Frederik / CORNELISSE Michel

ALPECIN - FENIX

Alpecin-Fenix is currently one of the most popular teams in the international peloton. The Belgians make their debut in La Vuelta 21 following a sensational 2020 that saw them become the best team among all the UCI ProTeams, international cycling’s second division. Under the sponsorship of the German hair care brand Alpecin and the Italian interior designer Fenix, the team has a secure present and future.

The Belgian team’s name is invariably attached to that of Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel. Linked to the team since 2014, the grandson of Raymond Poulidor is one of the best-performing cyclists in the world right now. At just 26 years old, his victory tally includes four Cyclo-Cross World Championships, one Tour of Flanders, one Strade-Bianche, one Amstel Gold Race and six stages wearing the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. He is a cyclist that appears to be from another time, one that Alpecin-Fenix have wisely backed up with two internationally renowned sprinters: Tim Merlier and Jasper Philipsen, stage winner in La Vuelta 20.

  • Final victory0
  • Stages victory0
  • Red jersey0
  • Other race Won0

Overall victories: 0

Stage victories: 0

Leader jersey: 0

Victories in secondary classifications: 0

IN FIGURES
6: The riders in Alpecin-Fenix that know what it is to win a stage in a Grand Tour: the abovementioned Van der Poel, Merlier and Philipsen, as well as Sacha Modolo, Kristian Sbaragli and Silvian Diller.

KEY DATES

  • October 18th, 2020: Mathieu van der Poel gets his first Monument following his win over Wout van Aert in the final sprint of the Tour of Flanders.
  • May 9th, 2021: Tim Merlier obtains the first stage victory in a Grand Tour for Apecin-Fenix at the Giro d’Italia, which would later be followed by more partial victories in the Tour de France.

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