Alpecin–Fenix

Alpecin–Fenix (UCI team code: AFC) is a UCI ProTeam cycling team that is based in Belgium and races predominantly the cyclo-cross season. The leaders of the team have in the past been cyclo-cross world champion Niels Albert, Philipp Walsleben and Radomír Šimůnek.

Alpecin–Fenix
Team information
UCI codeAFC
RegisteredBelgium
Founded2008 (2008)
Discipline(s)Road, Cyclo-cross
Status
  • Continental (2008–2018)
  • Professional Continental/ProTeam (2019–)
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Christoph Roodhooft
Philip Roodhooft
Team name history
2009–2015
2016
2016–2017
2018–2019
2020–
BKCP–Powerplus
BKCP–Corendon
Beobank–Corendon
Corendon–Circus
Alpecin–Fenix
Current season

In December 2017, the team announced that Corendon Airlines, a Turkish-Dutch airline company, and Circus, a Belgian betting company had signed three-year sponsorship deals. Circus, who also sponsor the UCI Continental team, ERA–Circus announced they would continue to do so until the end of the cyclo-cross season in March.[1]

For the 2020 season the team rebranded itself as Alpecin–Fenix with German shampoo brand Alpecin and Italian interior design materials company Fenix becoming major sponsors for the team.[2]

Team rosterEdit

As of 6 April 2021.[3][4][5]
Rider Date of birth
  Edward Anderson (USA) (1998-04-18) 18 April 1998 (age 22)
  Tobias Bayer (AUT) (1999-11-17) 17 November 1999 (age 21)
  Dries De Bondt (BEL) (1991-07-04) 4 July 1991 (age 29)
  Floris De Tier (BEL) (1992-01-20) 20 January 1992 (age 29)
  Laurens De Vreese (BEL) (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 32)
  Silvan Dillier (SUI) (1990-08-03) 3 August 1990 (age 30)
  Roy Jans (BEL) (1990-09-15) 15 September 1990 (age 30)
  Jimmy Janssens (BEL) (1989-05-30) 30 May 1989 (age 31)
  Alexander Krieger (GER) (1991-11-28) 28 November 1991 (age 29)
  Senne Leysen (BEL) (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 25)
  Marcel Meisen (GER) (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 32)
  Tim Merlier (BEL) (1992-10-30) 30 October 1992 (age 28)
  Xandro Meurisse (BEL) (1992-01-31) 31 January 1992 (age 29)
  Sacha Modolo (ITA) (1987-06-19) 19 June 1987 (age 33)
  Jasper Philipsen (BEL) (1998-03-02) 2 March 1998 (age 23)
  Edward Planckaert (BEL) (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 26)
  Alexandar Richardson (GBR) (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 30)
Rider Date of birth
  Jonas Rickaert (BEL) (1994-02-07) 7 February 1994 (age 27)
  Oscar Riesebeek (NED) (1992-12-23) 23 December 1992 (age 28)
  Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) (1990-05-08) 8 May 1990 (age 30)
  Diether Sweeck (BEL) (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 27)
  Lionel Taminiaux (BEL) (1996-05-21) 21 May 1996 (age 24)
  Scott Thwaites (GBR) (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 31)
  Ben Tulett (GBR) (2001-08-26) 26 August 2001 (age 19)
  Petr Vakoč (CZE) (1992-07-11) 11 July 1992 (age 28)
  David van der Poel (NED) (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 28)
  Mathieu van der Poel (NED) (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 26)
  Otto Vergaerde (BEL) (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 26)
  Gianni Vermeersch (BEL) (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 28)
  Julien Vermote (BEL) (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 31)
  Louis Vervaeke (BEL) (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 27)
  Jay Vine (AUS) (1995-11-16) 16 November 1995 (age 25)
  Philipp Walsleben (GER) (1987-11-19) 19 November 1987 (age 33)

Major winsEdit

National championsEdit

2015
  Dutch Cyclo-cross Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
2016
  Dutch Cyclo-cross Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
2017
  Dutch Cyclo-cross Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
2018
  Dutch Cyclo-cross Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
  Dutch Road Race Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
2019
  Dutch Cyclo-cross Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
  Belgium Road Race Championships, Tim Merlier
  European Track Championships (Madison), Lasse Norman Hansen
2020
  German Road Race Championships, Marcel Meisen
  Dutch Road Race Championships, Mathieu van der Poel
  Belgium Road Race Championships, Dries De Bondt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/van-der-poel-extends-as-corendon-team-gets-new-name-and-canyon-bikes/
  2. ^ Cyclingnews 2020-01-01T11:37:49Z. "Corendon-Circus team become Alpecin-Fenix". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Alpecin-Fenix". Directvelo. Association Le Peloton. Archived from the original on 3 January 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Alpecin-Fenix". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 29 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Julien Vermote signs for Alpecin-Fenix". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 6 April 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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