Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux

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Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux are the inheritors of the WorldTour licence that originally belonged to BMC Racing from 2007 before moving to CCC Team in 2019 before the Polish sponsor dropped out due to cutbacks during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Continuum Sports, the organisation who has owned the team since it started, sold their WorldTour licence to the Pro Continental team, Circus-Wanty Gobert for the 2021 season.

The team changed the team's name to Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux and signed some of the riders who were on the books of CCC as they forge their identity on the WorldTour stage.

Heading into 2022, Intermarché have lost some of their star riders, including Danny van Poppel and Odd Christian Eiking, who spent seven days in the red jersey at the Vuelta a España last year. In their place, the team has signed Alexander Kristoff among others, who will hope to recapture some of his past form for his new squad.

Greg Van Avermaet and Cadel Evans were probably the most successful riders for the team when the race licence was in the hands of BMC, with wins at Paris-Roubaix in 2016 and the overall at the Tour de France in 2011, respectively.

2021 was a slow year for the Belgian team, with stage wins at the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España the highlights. Overall they won just nine times, and so will be hoping that new signing Kristoff can deliver regular success for them across the season.

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