First Tour de France in 2017
Wanty-Groupe Gobert received a wild card from the organization of the Tour de france in 2017. Guillaume Martin, Frederik Backaert, Thomas Degand, Marco Minnaard, Yoann Offredo, Andrea Pasqualon, Dion Smith, Guilllaume Van Keirsbulck and Pieter Vanspeybrouck were the eight riders defending the colors of the team in our first participation in the biggest cycling race in the world, which was a decisive turning point for our team. It enabled the structure to make a big step forward.
And so it came true from the first stage of the Tour de France 2017, on the second day, after the prologue in Düsseldorf. Frenchman Yoann Offredo led a breakaway between the German city and Liège and conquered the combativity award.