Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux will launch its development project from the 1st of January 2023 under the direction of Kévin Van Melsen. The Belgian historical rider of the team since 2009 will end his career as a professional rider in the autumn of 2022 to become Sports Director in the new development team of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux.
The structure Continuum Sports Belgium, overarching already the teams UCI World Team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux and UCI Cyclo Cross Team Tormans, is concerned about the development of young riders and will integrate a UCI Continental Team in its pyramid from the 1st of January 2023. This development programme will make it possible for around fifteen riders to benefit from the professionalism and experience of the structure and the Performance division of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux and to become its talent pool.
This new team will be registered as a UCI Continental Team and will offer a national and international programme to around fifteen young Walloon, Belgian and international talents. It will also open doors to a large programme on the professional level, by integrating the professional core into the the one of the development in certain races with the goal to detect the talents who will make Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux shine in the future.