Philipsen closes the UAE Tour 2022 with the Green Jersey

Jasper Philipsen won the general points classification of the UAE Tour 2022 wearing the coveted Green Jersey. It was an exciting competition where the Alpecin-FENIX rider performance was outstanding and where he confirmed himself as one of the best sprinters in the Pro Continental category.

The young Belgian won stages one and five and arrived second position on stage two. He closed the classification with 96 points, 7 points more of Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) the second rider on the rank.  What a great result!

Congratulation to Jasper and to all the Alpecin-FENIX riders and staff who rocked the first World Tour race of the season. The team is demonstrating it has all to deliver a great cycling season. Stay tuned!

Second place and red jersey for Philipsen at Stage 2 of UAE Tour

Jasper Philipsen crossed in the second position the finish line of the second stage of the UAE Tour 2022, after a nail-biting sprint battle with Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl).

The stage was176 kilometers from Hudayriyat Island to Abu Dhabi Breakwater and it is designed sprinters.

“I was missing just a few watts today. I was a bit far back at the end but I just had to go,” said Jasper Philipsen.  “I knew it was going to be a tough sprint because of the headwind and Mark was the fastest today. I’m a bit disappointed but we’ll try to go for the win again in the next sprint.”

After yesterday’s win and today’s second place, the Alpecin-FENIX cyclist retains the GC red jersey, while also leading the points and best young rider classification.

UAE Tour 2022: Jasper Philipsen wins the first stage

Jasper Philipsen took an impressive sprint victory in stage one of the UAE Tour 2022. The Alpecin-FENIX Belgian rider crossed first the finish line in 4 hours 42 minutes and 34 seconds and an average speed of 39 Km/h ahead of Sam Bennett (BORA – Hansgrohe) and Elia Viviani (Ineos Grenadiers).

The Al Ain Water stage was 184 kilometers long, starting and ending in Madinat Zayed, the largest town of Al Gharbia desert region. The UAE Tour is the first race of 2022 World Tour.

“It was a pretty fast finish and we could see the line from very far away. We managed to make our way to the front and go for the sprint,” Philipsen said in an interview after the race while wearing the leader’s red jersey. “This morning I was not confident at all and this was the first race of the season for me. It’s a really nice feeling to win against such a big list of top sprinters.”

Congratulation to Jasper and to the entire Alpecin-FENIX team: the 2022 World Tour started in the best possible way.

Jakub Mareczko sprints to the victory on final stage of Tour of Antalya 2022

Jakub Mareczko achieved the first victory of Alpecin-FENIX’s 2022 road season. The 27-year-old Italian rider won in a sprint the four and final stage of the Tour of Antalya 2022, ahead of  Arvid De Kleijn (Human Powered Health) and Matteo Malucelli (Gazprom-Rusvelo).

Mareczko crossed first the finish line in 3 hours, 40 minutes and 22 seconds after a 162 kms thrilling race long. He also won the general sprints points classification of this Turkish competition.

“I’m very happy with this win! Fabio, Simon, and Sam worked very hard and gave me a good leadout. We’ll try to do it again in the next races,” Mareczko said after winning the race.

This was his  first victory with Alpecin-FENIX with which he has a two-year contract.  Congratulations to Jakub and all the team for the great work.