This page focuses on the Alpecin-Deceuninck 2023 pro cycling team. As I aim to document each rider’s bike size and specification throughout the racing season(s), links will be added to each roster’s name.
Team Alpecin-Deceuninck attained the UCI WorldTour team status in 2023 and competes in the UCI World Tour’s entire racing calendar.
The Alpecin-Deceuninck UCI abbreviation is ADC.
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The star of the team is Mathieu Van Der Poel, but forgetting cycling is a collective sport would be unfair to the rest of the very skilled team.
It is difficult to name any specific rider in a team since all have their qualities, and the sum of it makes it a winning possibility for one.
During the inter-season, 9 riders moved out and 8 moved in.
among the 9 who left the team was the phenomenal Jay Vine (UAE Team Emirates), the Belgian sprinter Tim Merlier (Soudal – QuickStep), and Julien Vermote taking a break from pro road racing.
Among the eight new riders joining Alpecin-Deceuninck are Quinten Herman (ex-Intermarche-Wouty-Gobert), the sprinter Kaden Groves (ex-BikeExchange-Jayco), and Time-Trialist Søren Kragh Andersen (ex-DSM).
During the 2022 season, almost all the riders of the team won at least one race or stage.
The team won stages on the three Grand tours and ended the 2022 season as 9th on the UCI world team classification.
It resumes how strong the team Alpecin-Deceuninck is.
For 2023, Alpecin-Deceuninck’s strategy is to repeat the 2022’s season by winning on the Classics and stages on the Grands Tours.
Winning the General Classification on stage race is not the main target of the team.
However, what the team Alpecin-Deceuninck cannot do?
With so many talented riders, spectacular results can be dreamed of.
As a quick reminder, Mathieu Van Der Poel is the 2023 Cyclo-Cross World champion (See his Canyon Inflite 2023 here), and Gianni Vermeersch is the 2022 Gravel World champion (See his Canyon Ultimate here).
The riders of the team Alpecin-Deceuninck have a wide variation of skills that add up to their road-racing experience.
DILLIER Silvan, VERMEERSCH Gianni, PHILIPSEN Jasper,VAN DER POEL Mathieu, GROVES Kaden, RICKAERT Jonas, and GOGL Michael are racing Paris-Roubaix 2023.
OLDANI Stefano, CONCI Nicola, GROVES Kaden, KRIEGER Alexander, LEYSEN Senne, RIESEBEEK Oscar, SBARAGLI Kristian, SINKELDAM Ramonare riding the Giro d’Italia 2023.
Mathieu Van Der Poel, Michael Gogl, Søren Kragh Andersen, Quinten Herman, and Jasper Philipsen are racing for stage wins on the Tour de France 2023.
Jason Osborne, and Robbe Gys are racing La vuelta a Espana 2023.
The selection of the riders is updated as the season approaches the race. Final selections are made upon the rider’s physical form in the last few days before the race.
As in 2022, the Alpecin-Deceuninck 2023 pro cycling team races on Canyon bikes.
The main model is the Canyon Aeroad which suits the powerful and fast riders of the team.
Thereafter, Gianni Vermeersch won the Gravel World Championships on the Canyon Ultimate, and Mathieu Van Der Poel finished third, also with the Canyon Ultimate.
They might use the Lightweight Canyon bike on Paris-Roubaix 2023.
The Gears and Optimizations
Shimano is an official sponsor of the team Alpecin-Deceuninck, thus the name of the Japanese manufacturer appears on the rear triangle.
This means the whole Shimano groupset is in stock configuration, as your local dealer sells it.
No ceramic bearings are allowed by Shimano. Only the original hard steel polished ball bearings are allowed.
The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9200 12-speed groupset setup is optimized, like 140mm disc rotor diameter both at the front and rear.
The Dura-Ace chain is waxed to ensure a smooth and effective transfer of power.
The Shimano Dura-Ace wheels are spinning on the Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 tubular and tubeless tires.
The riders’ three contact points with their bike are Canyon handlebar/stem combo, Selle Italia saddles, and Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals.
The riders of the Alpecin-Deceuninck team wear Canyon helmets, Oakley sunglasses, Kalas cycling jerseys and bib-shorts, and Shimano S-Phyre cycling shoes.
Alpecin-Deceuninck 2023 pro cycling team Roster
BALLERSTEDT Maurice (1m85)
BAYER Tobias (1m87)
CONCI Nicola (1m84)
DE BONDT Dries (1m85)
DILLIER Silvan (1m83)
GAZE Samuel (1m89)
GHYS Robbe (1m82)
GOGL Michael (1m86)
GROVES Kaden (1m76)
HERMANS Quinten (1m74)
JANSSENS Jimmy (1m83)
KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren (1m78)
KRIEGER Alexander (1m84)
LEYSEN Senne (1m90)
MARECZKO Jakub (1m69)
MEURISSE Xandro (1m81)
OLDANI Stefano (1m78)
OSBORNE Jason (1m78)
PHILIPSEN Jasper (1m76)
PLANCKAERT Edward (1m78)
PLOWRIGHT Jensen (1m76)
RICKAERT Jonas (1m87)
RIESEBEEK Oscar (1m91)
SBARAGLI Kristian (1m75)
SINKELDAM Ramon (1m93)
STANNARD Robert (1m79)
TAMINIAUX Lionel (1m73)
VAN DEN BOSSCHE Fabio (1m76)
VAN DER POEL Mathieu (1m84)
VERMEERSCH Gianni (1m73)
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