Jasper Philipsen

Jasper Philipsen is a Belgian cyclist riding for Alpecin-Deceuninck. In 2023, he impressively secured nineteen victories, making him the most successful rider in the peloton that year. IDLProCycling.com keeps a close eye on all news related to Philipsen, along with maintaining a biography of his career.

Jasper Philipsen
  Jasper Philipsen

Philipsen makes a splash in the U23 category 

In 2018, the year he turned twenty, Jasper Philipsen rode for the talent factory Hagens Berman Axeon, where Axel Merckx was the team director at the time. This team was known for developing cycling prodigies such as Tao Geoghegan Hart, Ruben Guerreiro, and Jasper Stuyven. It quickly became apparent that the fast Philipsen was next in line. He claimed a stage victory in the Baby Giro and won a stage in the Tour of Utah. His impressive performances caught the eye of UAE Team Emirates, who swiftly signed him up, propelling the “Flame from Ham” into the professional cycling world.

In his debut year as a pro, he immediately notched a WorldTour victory by winning a stage in the Tour Down Under. Although this seemed to break the ice, the rest of 2019 proved challenging for Philipsen, with his victory count remaining at one. It wasn't until August 2020 that he managed to celebrate a win again, taking a stage in the Tour du Limousin. This victory kick-started the Belgian's momentum.

Vuelta a España becomes the stage for his breakthrough 

He secured a victory in the 2020 BinckBank Tour, followed by triumph in the fifteenth stage of the Vuelta a España. This success led him to join Alpecin-Fenix, where he became the lead sprinter. In 2021, he immediately blazed to victory in the Scheldeprijs and had thrilling battles with Mark Cavendish in the Tour of Turkey. Though winless in the Tour de France, he shone brightly in the Vuelta, claiming two stage victories in the first ten days before having to head home. These performances signaled his potential to become a top sprinter.

And indeed, he cemented his status as a top sprinter in 2022. With two stage wins in the Tour de France, two in the UAE Tour, and victories in various semi-classics, the still only 24-year-old sprinter proved himself as a force to be reckoned with in the future.

Philipsen clinches an impressive nineteen victories in 2023

In 2023, Philipsen proved himself as the fastest man in the peloton. The swift Belgian racked up an impressive nineteen wins throughout the season. The highlight for the Alpecin-Deceuninck rider was undoubtedly his four stage victories in the Tour de France. These triumphs also earned him the points classification jersey to take home. Other notable achievements for Philipsen this year include winning the Scheldeprijs and securing second place in Paris-Roubaix. Despite his numerous victories this year, the Belgian hopes to make an even bigger impact in the classics in 2024. He will continue riding for the Belgian team in 2024, remaining a teammate of Mathieu van der Poel.

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