Alpecin-Fenix repeats as best ProTeam to earn 2022 WorldTour race invites

Jasper Philipsen, Mathieu van der Poel, and Tim Merlier of Alpecin-Fenix at the start of Paris-Roubaix
Jasper Philipsen, Mathieu van der Poel, and Tim Merlier of Alpecin-Fenix at the start of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: David Stockman/Belga/AFP/Getty Images)

The Alpecin-Fenix squad are once again set to receive invites to all WorldTour races – including the three Grand Tours – in 2022, after ending the 2021 season as the best ProTeam on the UCI World Rankings.

The Belgian team, which is led by multi-discipline star Mathieu van der Poel, was sixth in the UCI's team's ranking, which combines all teams from the WorldTour, ProTeam, and Continental ranks.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

 

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix