Mathieu van der Poel and Ronja Eibl to compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Alpecin-FENIX cyclists’ Mathieu van der Poel and Ronja Eibl will compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Both will represent their home countries, The Netherlands and Germany respectively, in the Mountain Bike Cross Country specialty. The men’s race will take place on July 26, while the women’s race will be hosted the next day on July 27.

Van der Poel and Eibl come from busy and successful cycling seasons. The Dutch Alpecin-FENIX captain wore Tour de France’s yellow jersey for six days after winning stage 2.  Meanwhile, the German cyclist’s solid performance led her to the top10 in the XCO World Cup.

These will be the first Olympic Games for these young yet talented athletes. We wish them well in their endeavor!



Catch-up with Mathieu van der Poel

Catch-up with Mathieu van der Poel at the Alpecin-Fenix training camp in La Plagne, France. The world cyclo-cross champion looks back on his short mountain bike campaign and talks about his upcoming goals in the second part of his 2021 road season.



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!