Philippe Walsleben wins the first stage at Boucles de la Mayenne

The first day at Boucles de la Mayenne 2021 ended with a great victory for Philippe Walsleben. The Alpecin-FENIX German athlete crossed the finish line first in 3 hours, 59 minutes and 45 seconds ahead of the Spanish cyclist Diego Rubio (Burgos-BH).

It was a very intense race – 175 kilometres long – with many sprints on the way. At 10 kms to the finish line only these two athletes remained head to head. The Walsleben performed the crucial acceleration gaining the necessary distance from Rubio to win the stage.

A wonderful performance for our athlete and a great satisfaction for the Aplecin-FENIX team. Congrats Philippe!

Behind the scenes: Mountain Bike World Cup 2021 in Nové Město

Always wanted to know how the Alpecin-FENIX riders prepare for a race?
Take an exclusive look behind the scenes in this inside video of the Alpecin-FENIX participation at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Nové Město (May 14-16, 2021), where Mathieu van der Poel finished 2nd taking the lead in the World Cup!

Mathieu van der Poel in Albstadt: back on the mountainbike

It has been almost two years ago since Mathieu van der Poel did his last season on the mountainbike. After the Ronde van Vlaanderen he took the time to get back on his mountainbike and do some specific training again. He is preparing for the Olympics in two World Cup stages: Albstadt and Nove Mesto. Just before the XCC short circuit, he talked about finally being able to race again on his beloved mountainbike.

“I want to get as many points as possible because it is important for me to get a good starting position at the Olympics,” Van der Poel mentions in his interview. “But in general, I will be happy if I can go home with a good feeling.”

Watch the full interview and find out how Mathieu felt right after his amazing victory in the XCC shot circuit last Friday.

XCO World Cup Albstadt: relive the action!

The first XCO races in Albstadt are done and dusted. Puck Pieterse finished 7th in the Women’s U23 race Loris Rouiller finished 40th in the Men’s U23 race.

Check out the aftermovie and relive the action!

First victory for Tim Merlier at Giro d’Italia 2021

First victory for Tim Merlier
at Giro d’Italia 2021

Tim Merlier won with a sprint  the second race of Giro d’Italia, that went from Nichelino to Novara  for a total of 179 km.

At the end of a tough race, the Alpecin-FENIX belgiam cyclist crossed the finishing line in 4 hours, 21 minutes and 09 seconds ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo. He made an outstanding  come back at the end.

Merlin dedicated his victory to Wouter Weylandt, a Belgiancyclist who died ten years ago after a crash at the Passo del Bocc hill.

FENIX extends sponsorship agreement with Alpecin-FENIX

One day prior to the start of Giro d’Italia we are happy to announce that FENIX is extending its sponsorship agreement with Alpecin-FENIX until the end of 2023!

Sandro Marini: “We are so excited to extend the sponsorship of the Alpecin-FENIX team. We share the same values, so for us, the Alpecin-FENIX team is so inspiring.”