Philipsen takes Alpecin from 'second' to world top-5

The Belgian thanked again for the work of his teammates in his second victory so far in the Vuelta. "I want to continue this streak in the future," he said.


In the chaos at the end of the stage in Albacete, Alpecin-Fénix once again developed a perfect strategy. “All the teammates were great again. It was obvious that we wanted to win, ”said Jasper Philipsen, who finished in the sprint and added his second victory in this Vuelta (he also wore green). The 23rd victory of this formation, which is already the fifth that wins the most this year (leads Deceuninck with 48), but in the case of the Belgian team, it is striking that it is still part of the second division (Pro Continental), although its First place in the ranking of the category gave him a fixed place for the majors in 2021, so he did not need an invitation.

And he has not wasted it, because he already has five victories among the three three-week races: one in the Giro (Merlier), two in the Tour (Merlier again and Van der Poel) and these two by this Belgian sprinter of still 23 years that it arrived from the UAE and has confirmed the expectations. He has already added five victories in 2021 and the impression is that he is already installed in the speed elite: "I want to continue this streak in the future"

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