Tim Merlier won the stage one of Benelux Tour 2021

The Benelux Tour 2021 begins in the best possible way for the Alpecin-FENIX team.

Tim Merlier won the first stage of the race – 170 kms from Surhuisterveen to Dokkum – ahead of Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Emirates). The Alpecin-FENIX Belgian athlete crossed the finish line first in 3 hours, 32 minutes and 20 seconds after a fantastic final sprint.

After the stage victories at Giro d’Italia and Tour the France, Mernier adds another success to his long list. Congrats Tim, keep it up!

Alpecin-FENIX team is taking part in La Vuelta 2021

The Alpecin-FENIX team will participate for the very first time in La Vuelta a España, that is taking place from August 14 to September 5, 2021. The 76th edition of the most important Spanish cyclist race will start from the Burgos’s Cathedral and – after 21 stages and more than 3,000 kms – will finish in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia.

The line-up that is taking part in the competition was announced on August 5. Here are the cyclists: Edward Planckaert, Jay Vine, Scott Thwaites, Jasper Philipsen, Sachca Modolo, Alexander Krieger, Floris de Tier, and Tobias Bayer.

Thanks to the participations in Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, the Alpecin-FENIX team will complete the participation in all the three cycling Grand Tours for the first time in his history. They have already reached an important goal, of course, but we know they will do great things and we wish them well in their endeavour. Come on guys! Forza ragazzi!

A Set of Values We Stand Behind

It is the grace, the endurance, and the persistence of athletes like Mathieu van der Poel that inspire us. In business as in cycling, talent alone is not enough.

We aim to reach the highest levels knowing that to stay there we need passion, dedication and hard work. At the same time, we need a dedicated and professional team moved by a continuous desire to get better. We train hard in all possible circumstances to get lucky when it matters.

This approach and set of values are why we align our FENIX global brand with the Alpecin-FENIX cycling team. The team shows a similar way of working, focusing on growth and on the long term.

Van der Poel, now 26, won his first World Champion title at the age of 20. He has been on the same team for over a decade. It is a promising team that steadily works on building careers and new generations of cyclists. Their long-term approach is based on facts. At the same time, the team remains flexible and entrepreneurial.

In cycling and in business, we share a focus on getting great results consistently. But to improve, we also learn from the losses without losing sight of our goals. To quote Van der Poel, “Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.”