As a proud sponsor of the Alpecin FENIX Cycling Team we are happy to present you the lineup for Giro d’Italia, which kicks off in FENIX’s home region next week! Since this will be the first ever Grand Tour of this team we wanted to announce the lineup via a unique lineup presentation. Discover the 8 Alpecin FENIX riders for the 2021 Giro d’Italia in the video.

Jay Vine: "Finishing Second By One Second Is Heartbreaking"

Our Zwift Academy winner Jay Vine finished second on the podium at the Tour of Turkey.

His first race as a professional cyclist for Alpecin Fenix. He finished 2nd by just one tiny second after “a week that went way better than excpected.” Here’s what he had to say after the race, it’s definitely worth the read!

“I didn’t really know how this Tour of Turkey was going to unfold. We were really hoping for a good result on stage 5, but I had never raced in a bunch this big, and with teammates that I’d never met before. I put a bit of pressure on myself to perform. But that wasn’t the only thing that the team came here for. We came here to win bunch sprints with Jasper. So, learning how to position in the bunch and how to help in the final of sprints was all new to me.”

“Finishing second by one second is heartbreaking. I never stopped believing. Our sports director Frederik Willems over the radio and Jasper himself kept saying throughout the race ‘we go for the split in the final, we’re going to throw the kitchen sink in the last 3 km.’ I was in a really good position heading into that final 360 degrees corner, but got pinched in the wrong spot and came down.”

“I think it’ll take a little bit of time for it to sink in. But I think that shows how much the team was committed to try and go for the win. I think the biggest surprise of the week was just how much that I didn’t know. Like, there’s just so many nuances to moving around in the peloton and reading the rhythms and the ebbing and flowing of the race. And when and where to position yourself in different situations, on climbs, on flats, on descents. There’s lots to pay attention to, and I’ve just started to learn really. I can’t wait to the next bike race.”

Great teamwork, perfectly finished off by our young sprinter Jasper Philipsen!

Jasper Philipsen has just won the 2021 Scheldeprijs.

Jasper Philipsen was over the moon with his powerful sprint victory at the Scheldeprijs, where he finished off some great team work!

“I’m really proud of this win. It means a lot to me! The team has been doing really well and was amazing today. I was confident in my sprint, and Jonas Rickaert and Dries De Bondt did an incredible job in the final kilometers.”

Mathieu finished 2nd in the Ronde van Vlaanderen

Intense battle

Mathieu Van der Poel finished 2nd in the Ronde van Vlaanderen after an intense battle with K. Asgreen in the final kilometers.

With Gianni Vermeersch (7th) we have another #AlpecinFenix rider in the top 10!

Mathieu Van der Poel:
“Kasper Asgreen deserved to win today. He was the strongest rider and always managed to answer my attacks. Obviously I’m very disappointed, I would have loved to win back-to-back.”

Gianni Vermeersch:
“I’d love to trade my 7th place for a win of Mathieu!”