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Alpecin-Deceuninck

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This Belgian outfit burst onto the scene in 2019 when they turned their focus from CX to road racing.

They immediately caused waves in the pro peloton, taking an impressive 21 wins in 2019 - despite a limited road programme - and a further 16 in 2020. The majority of these big wins came courtesy of their darling Dutchman, Mathieu van der Poel.

While Van der Poel may still call the shots at the team, he’s not the only rider that has tasted a lot of success in Alpecin’s navy colours. Sprinters Tim Merlier and Jasper Philipsen have shone too, taking a combined 31 wins in the last two years.

Despite still being a ProTeam in 2022, they switched title sponsor mid-season to Alpecin-Deceuninck and became a force to be reckoned with in the mountains, with Zwift Academy winner Jay Vine picking up a brace of Vuelta a España stage wins. The brighter they shone as a team, however, the more attention they drew from bigger teams who, in the 2022/23 off-season, ransacked their squad of some of its biggest talents, including Tim Merlier and Vine.

Now a WorldTour outfit themselves, the team have been able to attract a number of promising riders to their 2023 roster, including Kaden Groves, Quinten Hermans, and Søren Kragh Andersen, and partly fill the hole left by Merlier and Vine. They also have Tour de France green jersey winner Jasper Philipsen in their ranks.

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Alpecin-Deceuninck
Alpecin-Deceuninck
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Founded 2009
  • Team Principal Christoph Roodhooft & Philip Roodhooft
  • UCI Code ADC
  • Bike Sponsor Canyon

The Team

Jasper Philipsen

Jasper Philipsen

26

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56

4812

Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel

29

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53

4120

Kaden Groves

Kaden Groves

25

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22

1747

Søren Kragh Andersen

Søren Kragh Andersen

29

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15

706

Gianni Vermeersch

Gianni Vermeersch

31

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506

Team Bikes

Link to Vuelta a España pro bike: Kaden Groves’ Canyon Aeroad CFR
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Vuelta a España pro bike: Kaden Groves’ Canyon Aeroad CFR

Australian sprinter won stage 4 atop Canyon’s aero road bike

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Link to Mathieu van der Poel spits at booing spectators on way to Hulst World Cup win
Mathieu van der Poel faced booing from spectators at his home World Cup in Hulst

Mathieu van der Poel spits at booing spectators on way to Hulst World Cup win

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Link to Preview: UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Hulst
Mathieu van der Poel is perhaps the biggest favourite for the win in Hulst on Saturday

Preview: UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Hulst

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