Dutchman Roel van Sintmaartensdijk and the Frenchmen Alexy Faure-Prost and Axel Huens join the new Continental Development team of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, which means that the roster directed by Kévin Van Melsen is now composed of thirteen riders for season 2023.
These two new nations are added to the Belgian names of Arne Baers, Victor Hannes, Sacha Prestianni, Tim Rex, Dylan Vandenstorme, Jelle Vermoote and Obie Vidts, the Italian duo Francesco Busatto and Alessio Delle Vedoveand the Briton Nathan Smith.
Roel Van Sintmaartensdijk (21 year old) distinguished himself in the pro peloton this season by finishing best young rider in the Olympia’s Tour (4th in GC) and by achieving a podium in the queen stage of the Tour of Slovakia. He also finished in the top 25 in Veenendaal, Antwerp Port Epic, Circuit de Wallonie, GP Marcel Kint and the GC of the ZLM Tour after shining in his own category with victories in the Omloop van de Braakman, Omloop der Kempen and the GC of the International Beloften Weekend.
Alexy Faure-Prost (18 year old) showed himself in the junior category as soon as the road went up, by winning three races among whom a stage in the prestigious Valromey Tour. He was always among the better riders in stage races, finishing three times second in GC and obtaining a top ten in the nations cup LVM Saarland Trofeo and the Valromey Tour.
Axel Huens (21 year old) finished not less than 23 times among the first ten riders on French and Belgian soil this season, among which one victory in the Boucles du Haut Var, eight other podium spots and a fourth place in the general classification of the Triptyque Ardennais, a well known race for the U23 category.