Mathieu van der Poel is back at Alpecin-Fenix. The versatile Dutchman signed a new lease until 2025 with the Belgian team.
Mathieu van der Poel (26) is working a little longer at Alpecin-Fenix. The talented Dutchman has extended his contract until 2025 with the Belgian team he has represented for ten years, even before the start of his professional career. He was delighted to have stuck in a statement released by his team. ” I am very happy to have signed this long term contract with a team that looks like my second family. I really like Alpecin-Fenix. The team has grown fantastically over the past few years as I progressed, and they continue to improve and grow stronger each year. “Also, his strength in combining mountain biking and road, which can also be a weakness for him in his various objectives, will also last like his new contract, until an event that he is impatiently awaiting. .
— Alpecin-Fenix Cycling Team (@AlpecinFenix) September 5, 2021
Combine road and mountain biking “until Paris 2024”
« I try not to think too far, but to become world champion in three different disciplines in the years to come would be a dream come true. I will most likely continue to combine road cycling, cyclo-cross and mountain biking until Paris 2024 ”, he continued. Raymond Poulidor’s grandson has the ambition to win his first Olympic gold medal in Paris. A distinction he runs after, for the moment in vain. Christoph Roodhooft, co-managing director of Alpecin Fenix, also went there with his words of happiness. “Mathieu is one of the pillars of our team, so it is important to have the certainty that he will stay with us for four more years in order to continue to develop the team,” he said in the same press release. The quadruple cyclo-cross world champion and wearer of the yellow jersey for six days during the last Tour de France is thirsty for titles and victories. And it is with Alpecin-Fenix that he decides to aim for this objective.