Mathieu van der Poel extends with Alpecin-Deceuninck until the end of 2028

Dutchman inks new five-year deal after team's second triumph at Milan-San Remo last weekend with Jasper Philipsen

Mathieu van der Poel
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Mathieu van der Poel, the current men’s road world champion, has signed a new five-year contract with Alpecin-Deceuninck, which will keep him riding for the Belgian team until the end of the 2028 season. 

The Dutchman signed the new deal after he was instrumental in the team’s second successive Milan-San Remo victory last weekend. Van der Poel gave a sterling lead-out for Jasper Philipsen to triumph on the Via Roma, outsprinting both Michael Matthews and Tadej Pogačar for the win. 

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Tom joined Cycling Weekly in early 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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