Deceuninck nevertheless remains active as a moneylender in cycling.

The Belgian company exchanges the team of Patrick Lefevere for Alpecin-Fenix, the team of leader Mathieu van der Poel.

Deceuninck already announced in May that it would stop after three years as the main sponsor of the Belgian team that has been very successful in recent seasons under the name Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

The West Flemish company is now making a striking switch to Alpecin-Fenix.

The team of Belgian managers Philip and Christoph Roodhooft reported on Tuesday that Deceuninck has signed as a co-sponsor for four years.

Alpecin and Fenix ​​remain the (name-giving) main sponsors.

"We have grown enormously in recent years, but we are not at the end of our journey yet," says Philip Roodhooft.

"With Deceuninck, we can maintain our current level and continue to develop our future ambitions."

Alpecin-Fenix ​​has grown into one of the most successful teams in cycling thanks to Van der Poel.

The Roodhooft brothers have a road team for men and women and are also active with their team in cyclo-cross and mountain biking.

Lefevere already extended the contract with his other main sponsor Quick-Step for six years in May.

The team will be called Quick-Step-Alpha Vinyl next year.

Alpecin and Fenix ​​remain the main sponsors of Mathieu van der Poel (left).

Alpecin and Fenix ​​remain the main sponsors of Mathieu van der Poel (left).

Photo: Alpecin-Fenix