Under the direction of Kévin van Melsen, team Circus-ReUz-Technord made a good impression in the Giro Next Gen, the U23 version of the famous Giro d'Italia, with three stage podiums, a top five in the general classification, a distinctive jersey and second place in the team classification.
From the beginning, Roel van Sintmaartensdijk achieved a top ten in the opening time trial, with Francesco Busattoconquering the jersey of best Italian rider. A distinctive jersey he wore during three stages and with which he nearly won the second day, only preceded by one survivor of the breakaway, when he won the bunch sprint for second place in Cherasco.
The winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23 added a new podium on the fifth day, taking third place on an explosive finish in Manerba del Garda. The last podium, and not the least, was obtained by climber Alexy Faure Prost on the slopes of the mythical Passo dello Stelvio. The only rider who was able to rival with Johannes Staune-Mittet, the winner of the Giro Next Gen, took second place and conquered the white jersey of best young rider.
The 19 year old Frenchman managed to keep his white kit until the final day in Trieste. After eight stages he finished fifth in the final classification, as the only rider born in 2004 in the top ten. Busatto ended twentieth, other first year U23 Tim Rex is 27th. In the team classification, Circus-ReUz-Technord finished second out of 25 participating teams.