In 2022, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux can still rely on three solid elements of the last seasons, because Kévin Van Melsen (present since 2009), Andrea Pasqualon (2017) and Aimé De Gendt (2018) signed a new contract with the Belgian UCI World Team directed by Jean-François Bourlart.
Since his arrival in the structure in 2018, Aimé De Gendt presented himself as a solid element for the classics campaigns. The 27 year old from Erembodegem took his first professional victory at the Antwerp Port Epic (2019) and finished on the podium at Le Samyn (2019 & 2020) or more recently at the Brussels Cycling Classic (2nd) and the Druivenkoers Overijse (3rd). He also distinguished himself by his offensive spirit in the Tour de France 2019, the first Grand Tour in his career, and was part of the eight rider squad which made it to Paris. Aimé De Gendt extends the adventure with the team until the end of 2023.
In 2022 Italian rider Andrea Pasqualon will start his sixth season with the Belgian team, which he offered six victories. Pasqualon won the difficult Coppa Sabatini (2017), Grand Prix Plumelec (2018) and Tour du Luxembourg (2018), where he also won two stages. At the age of 33, he realized his dream by participating to his first Giro d’Italia in his career in 2021, after finishing three times the Tour de France with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux. Confronted with the best sprinters in the world, Pasqualon finished ten times in the top 10 of Grand Tour stages, among which three in this year’s Tour of Italy. Pasqualon, recently 4th in Eschborn-Frankfurt, continues his history with the Belgian team for another year.
Kévin Van Melsen, true symbol of the team, signs for next season and becomes involved with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux for a fourteenth year in a row. The helper from Lontzen is part of the structure since the start in 2009 and stepped up to the Pro Continental level in 2011, together with the team. He finished his first Tour de France in 2019 and will soon finish his first World Tour season at the age of 34. As an exemplary teammate he contributed to the collective victories of the Europe Tour classification in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and shone in service of his leaders in the latest Tour of Spain, red jersey wearers for nine days.