Hugo Page (21 year old) and Baptiste Planckaert (33 year old) extended their contract with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux with two extra seasons, connecting them to the Belgian team until the end of 2025 and the end of 2024 respectively. This year, both riders collected a series of good results in difficult races and also played an important role in the performances of their teammates, for example as part of the sprint train in the successes of Gerben Thijssen in the Dunkirk Four Day and the Tour de Pologne.
Young Frenchman Hugo Page showed himself from his step up to the pro ranks in the colors of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux with an attractive racing style, which led to results on home soil in races such as the Classic Loire Atlantique (5th), La Roue Tourangelle (11th), La Route Adélie de Vitré (15th) or in the general classification of the Dunkirk Four Day. In June he distinguished himself for the first time on the highest level in the Critérium du Dauphiné, by sprinting three times among the five fastest riders in the peloton and wearing the green points jersey for one day.
Baptiste Planckaert joined the team of Jean-François Bourlart at the beginning of 2021 and finished in the top fifteen of thirteen different once day races since then. He also distinguished himself in his first participation in Paris-Roubaix (19th) in October last year, a couple of months before contributing to the team’s collective performance in the Hell of North (23rd) and finishing fifth in the final classification of the Dunkirk Four Day one month later.
Both men will be at the start of the Bretagne Classic – Ouest France this Sunday, alongside Dimitri Claeys, Tom Devriendt, Biniam Girmay, Andrea Pasqualon and Loïc Vliegen. The seven riders will be directed by Aike Visbeek and Hilaire Van der Schueren on a parcours of 254 kilometer around Plouay. The peloton will head towards Vannes before turning back for the two final race hours containing two ribins (non asphalted roads) and more than ten steep and short hills.