The Alpecin-Fenix ​​makes history: record of victories of a Pro Team

The Alpecin-Fenix ​​team is being one of the great revelations in the cycling world in this 2021 thanks to the results of its riders in the great races of the calendar against the almighty teams of the UCI World Tour.

The Belgian squad accumulates a total of 31 professional victories this season (32 if you count the Austrian U23 championship won by Tobias Bayer), a record that until then he hadn’t gotten any Continental Pro or Pro Team category teams.

The feat achieved by the Alpecin-Fenix ​​is ​​even more worthy of admiration when compared with the results of the UCI World Tour teams, since so only three top-flight teams beat Alpecin-Fenix ​​in victories this season according to ProCyclingStats data: the Deceuninck Quick-Step, with 62 victories; the Jumbo-Visma, with 38 wins; and the Ineos-Grenadiers, with 33 victories between stages and general.

Much of the ‘fault’ of this Alpecin-Fenix ​​landmark lies three of the great figures of the team: the Belgians Tim Merlier and Jasper Philipsen and the Dutch Mathieu Van der Poel, since between the three they add 26 of the 31 victories of the team with nine wins for Philipsen and Merlier and another eight wins for Van der Poel.

In addition, it should be noted that of the 31 victories achieved by Alpecin-Fenix, 14 of them have been in UCI World Tour races. As the UAE Tour, Tyrrhenian Adriatic, Strade Bianche or Tour of Switzerland (all signed by Mathieu Van der Poel), the Italy spin (Tim Merlier), Tour de France (Van der Poel and Merlier, with the Dutchman in yellow for six stages), Benelux Tour (Tim Merlier) and Vuelta a España and Eschborn-Frankfurt (Jasper Philipsen). A figure that could increase even more in the final stretch of the season with the dispute this Wednesday of the Eurométropole Tour and this Sunday with the Paris-Roubaix, where the Alpecin-Fenix ​​will go with Van der Poel, Merlier and Philipsen to assault the velodrome of Roubaix.

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