UCI Women's WorldTeam

Fenix-Deceuninck

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Fenix-Deceuninck stepped up into the Women's WorldTour in 2023 after topping the Continental team rankings in 2022 and quickly found their feet at the top level, finishing ninth in the UCI rankings last year. The multidisciplinary star Puck Pieterse is their headline rider, but it's the likes of Yara Kastelijn and Christina Schweinberger who have brought the most road success.

A sister team to the Alpecin-Deceuninck squad, the women’s team started in 2020 and was initially composed mainly of cyclo-cross riders, but has been slowly growing into a road team in its own right, and added a development squad at the start of 2023.

The team still has a noticeable cyclo-cross identity, home to Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado and Sanne Cant as well as Pieterse, but they have some serious road races among their number as well. Yara Kastelijn is a Tour de France Femmes stage winner, Christina Schweinberger is one of the most consistent riders in the peloton, and the arrival of Pauliena Rooijakkers for 2024 should bolster their climbing ability.

Only in their second year at WorldTour level, Fenix-Deceuninck have some way to go before they're on the level of the very top squads, but their young and aggressive riders mean they're always in amongst the action, and already taking big wins.

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Fenix-Deceuninck
Fenix-Deceuninck
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Founded 2020
  • Team Principal Philip Roodhooft
  • UCI Code FED
  • Bike Sponsor Canyon

The Team

Christina Schweinberger

Christina Schweinberger

27

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3

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Puck Pieterse

Puck Pieterse

22

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1025

Yara Kastelijn

Yara Kastelijn

26

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1

714

Pauliena Rooijakkers

Pauliena Rooijakkers

31

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2

684

Marthe Truyen

Marthe Truyen

24

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612

Top Fenix-Deceuninck Stories

Link to Fenix-Deceuninck Team Talk: Few wins but promising signs for WorldTour debutants
Fenix-Deceuninck raced their first season in the Women's WorldTour in 2023

Fenix-Deceuninck Team Talk: Few wins but promising signs for WorldTour debutants

The likes of Puck Pieterse, Julie De Wilde and Yara Kastelijn impress as Fenix-Deceuninck earn their spurs at WorldTour level

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Link to Puck Pieterse becomes first Dutch woman to win MTB World Cup overall
Puck Pieterse has worn the red and white leader's jersey since round 1 in Nové Město

Puck Pieterse becomes first Dutch woman to win MTB World Cup overall

Off-road star seals cross-country title in Snowshoe with one round remaining

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Link to Watch: Tour de France Femmes stage 4 highlights
Can Kopecky Keep Yellow? | Tour De France Femmes Avec Zwift 2023 Highlights - Stage 4

Watch: Tour de France Femmes stage 4 highlights

Yara Kastelijn pulls off impressive victory as Lotte Kopecky defends yellow

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