Mathieu van der Poel extended his contract for another four seasons until the end of 2025 with Alpecin-Fenix.
The 26-year-old has been racing for the team of the brothers Philip and Christoph Roodhooft for ten years and has since developed into one of the most versatile riders of his generation.
Van der Poel has been excelling in cyclocross and on the road for years and for several seasons on the mountain bike. Van der Poel also plans to combine these disciplines in the coming years.
“I am very happy to have signed this long-term contract. The team feels like my second family. I’m really enjoying Alpecin-Fenix. The team has developed fantastically over the last few years – in parallel with the progress I have made – and we are still getting better and stronger every year”, said Van der Poel.
“It is quite unique that I have been racing for the same team for so long and that I will continue to do so for another four years,” said Van der Poel. “Who knows, later in my career I’ve only ridden for one team? I try not to think too far ahead, but becoming world champions in three different disciplines in the coming years would be a dream come true. I will most likely continue to combine road cycling, cyclo-cross and mountain biking until the Paris Games in 2024.”
Christoph Roodhooft is happy that Alpecin-Fenix can also count on Van der Poel in the coming years.
“We want to be a stable team and keep growing. Mathieu is one of the pillars of our squad, so it’s important to have that assurance that he will stay with us for another four years to further expand the team. Sponsors, teammates and other partners are getting a strong signal from him now that he has extended his contract.”