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Alpecin-Deceuninck

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Alpecin-Deceuninck are a Belgian outfit who first burst onto the scene in 2019 when they turned their focus from CX to road racing, and have quickly grown into one of the most important squads in the WorldTour

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 who has tasted a lot of success in Alpecin’s navy colours. Sprinter Jasper Philipsen is their second star and quickly staking claim as the best sprinter in the world, with six Tour de France stages and countless other victories to his name in the last two years.

The team stepped up to WorldTour level for 2023, and welcomed in a host of new riders with that change, including Kaden Groves, who would go on to win stages at the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España in 2023.

In 2024, the team are settling into WorldTour status, and will once again chase big goals with Van der Poel, Philipsen and Groves. They made modest signings over the winter, mainly moving riders up from their development team, but have welcomed Stan Van Tricht from Soudal Quick-Step and Juri Hollman from Movistar as they look to build a stronger and more varied team.

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

The Team

Jasper Philipsen

Jasper Philipsen

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Mathieu van der Poel

Mathieu van der Poel

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53

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Kaden Groves

Kaden Groves

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Søren Kragh Andersen

Søren Kragh Andersen

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Gianni Vermeersch

Gianni Vermeersch

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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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Top Alpecin-Deceuninck Stories

Link to Alpecin-Deceuninck Team Talk: Best season yet for the team who just keep on improving
Finishing 1-2 at Paris-Roubaix was the biggest moment in Alpecin-Deceuninck's history to date

Alpecin-Deceuninck Team Talk: Best season yet for the team who just keep on improving

GCN looks back on a stellar 2023 campaign that brought two Monument victories and plenty of Grand Tour success

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Link to Jasper Philipsen's future: Three teams still in the running, one week until decision time
Jasper Philipsen (left) on the Paris-Roubaix podium

Jasper Philipsen's future: Three teams still in the running, one week until decision time

Milan-San Remo winner's agent talks up his rider's value after another Paris-Roubaix podium

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Link to The timeless inner sanctum: Inside the Paris-Roubaix showers
The man beneath the rainbow: Mathieu van der Poel washes away the dirt of his race-winning afternoon

The timeless inner sanctum: Inside the Paris-Roubaix showers

A personal account from behind the curtain of cycling’s toughest one-day race, as Jasper Philipsen and Mathieu van der Poel pay homage to the past

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