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Mathieu van der Poel five more years at Alpecin-Deceuninck

Mathieu van der Poel (29) has extended his agreement with Alpecin-Deceuninck until the end of 2028. The reigning world champion will then have cycled no less than 18 years under the wings of the Roodhooft brothers. Unique!

These are memorable days for Alpecin-Deceuninck. Not only are we enjoying the exceptional team performance in Milan-San Remo, earlier today Mathieu van der Poel put his signature on a 10-year agreement as ambassador for our cycling partner Canyon.

On top of that, Alpecin-Deceuninck and Mathieu van der Poel also dissolved their existing contract until the end of 2025 and extended it until no less than the end of 2028. This new five-year agreement creates a unique situation in cycling: Mathieu, who took his first steps with the brothers in 2011, will then have cycled under their wings for no less than 18 years. After 2028, Mathieu can/will decide year by year whether to continue as a professional road rider or not.

In a separate deal, Alpecin-Deceuninck and Canyon extended its cooperation, continuing the winning relationship that started in late-2017.

"Logical choice"

Mathieu van der Poel: "This extension is a logical choice for me. I have felt particularly comfortable in the structures of Philip and Christoph Roodhooft from the beginning. I have grown together with the team and I still feel that we are making progress. And although we have already achieved many successes together, I am still hungry for more. Not unimportant in the fact is that Alpecin-Deceuninck is also multi-disciplinary. This is the perfect team to continue to combine road, mountain bike and cyclocross."

Philip and Christoph Roodhooft: "There is no doubt that we are delighted with Mathieu van der Poel's extended agreement. We had a long-term plan with him from the beginning. The multidisciplinary vision was an important aspect of this. We quickly found each other in that as well. Over the years we have proven that our structure and vision works. It feels particularly good that we can also continue in the coming years. Just like Mathieu, we as a team are still hungry for more successes, and the world champion plays an important role in that, along with a number of other talents we have on board, both in the men's and women's teams."

Credits: Seb Winter / CANYON