How the team with the smallest budget in the WorldTour is overtaking the competition: The rise of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert

The Belgian team has been punching above their weight all season

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If you have been paying attention to the Giro d'Italia, then one team may well have been particularly conspicuous this year. Not in the same way as Ineos Grenadiers, with their mountain train at the front of the peloton, but through their continued presence. It is hard to miss the high-visibility helmets of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert.

The Wallonian team are one of the three teams to have two riders in the top 12 on general classification, along with Bora-Hansgrohe and Bahrian-Victorious. Domenico Pozzovio and Jan Hirt might not be the most heralded of GC riders for this Grand Tour, but they are both still up there, with Pozzovivo one of the five riders within 61 seconds of each other at the top.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.