Tour of Turkey 2022: Jasper Philipsen is the new race leader

Jasper Philispen won the stage three of Tour of Turkey 2022 becoming the new leader of the general classification. The Alpecin-FENIX rider crossed first the finish line of the race in 2 hours, 35 minutes and 19 seconds, ahead of the Kaden Groves and Miguel Angel Fernandez.

The stage three of the Tour of Turkey was 123 kilometers-long from Çeşme to İzmir (Karşıyaka), the  perfect race for the sprinters. Is no coincidence that Philipsen, who is  one of the best sprinters in the cycling circus, leads the sprint classification of the competition with 28 points ex-equo with Groves.

Considering his two second places in both stage one (207 kms from Bodrum to Kuşadası) and stage two (158 kms from Selçuk, close to Efes, to Alaçatı), the Belgian is providing fantastic performance in the Tour of Turkey 2022.

We can’t wait to enjoy the next stages! Keep it up Jasper!

Mathieu van der Poel wins Tour of Flanders for the second time

He did it again! Mathieu van der Poel sprinted to victory in the Tour of Flanders cobbled classic for the second time. The first victory of “De Ronde” was in 2020.

The Alpecin-FENIX Dutch rider crossed first the finish line in Oudenaarde, Belgium, ahead of Dyland van Baarle, Valentin Madous and Tadej Pogacar. Van der Poel, who only began his 2022 season at Milano-San Remo two weeks ago, won the 273-kilometer one-day classic with a time of 6 hours, 18 minutes and 30 seconds thanks to a powerful final sprint.

He described as “incredible” to win his second Tour of Flanders. “I worked so hard for this one. At first, it wasn’t even sure if I would get to the Classics and to win is incredible. They were coming really fast from behind, so I decided to sprint from far out. It was amazing that Pogacar was busy with me and not with the others coming back. It was a bit of a shock to see it play out like that.”

The Alpecin-FENIX captain is definitively back to his standard performance after an off season due to a back injury. The best is yet to come!