Ramon Sinkeldam will race for Alpecin-Deceuninck for the next two seasons after the experienced rider has signed for two years with the team of Mathieu van der Poel.
The 33 year-old was to be with B&B Hotels-KTM, but the French team will very likely fold. Sinkeldam didn’t want to wait any longer and has now signed with Alpecin-Deceuninck.
The Dutch rider has been a sprint lead-out man for Arnaud Demare at Groupama-FDJ for the past four seasons, but from 2023 he will work for Jasper Philipsen.
Philipsen recently announced that partly due to the long absence of last man Jonas Rickaert, he was not satisfied with his train in 2022 and would like to work on this over the winter.
“It may sound like a cliché, but it’s the truth: I’m incredibly happy with this opportunity. The puzzle pieces fall in the right place. I am super excited to be part of the Alpecin-Deceuninck sprint train, and to share my experiences with the other riders”, says Sinkeldam.