Exactly three years after the creation of the cyclocross team of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, the Walloon structure of Jean-François Bourlart will start a new chapter. From the 1st of January 2023, the launch of the UCI Continental Development Team will contribute to the completion of the Intermarché-Circus-Wanty pyramid, on the one hand as a talent pool for the World Team and on the other hand as an asset for the talented cyclocross riders, who can from now on benefit from a tailor-made road program.
During the past three years, several young cyclocross riders accomplished a remarkable progress in the colors of Tormans Cyclo Cross Team, winning two world titles, two European titles and multiple national titles. In order to reinforce the successful operation under the direction of Bart and Geert Wellens, the integration of the cyclocross and Continental development team is a priority for the Performance Structure of Intermarché-Circus-Wanty in 2023.
In this context, both teams welcome Belgian rider Thijs Aerts from 1st of January 2023. In cyclocross, the 26 year old joins a young team composed of Arne Baers, Kevin Kuhn, Lauren Molengraaf, Marie Schreiber and Jelle Vermoote, who obtained ten UCI victories together this season.
2023 will also be about a name change for the cyclocross project of Jean-François Bourlart. Following a mutual agreement between the direction of Continuum Sports and Tormans Group to not extend the collaboration, the search for a new title partner for season 2023-2024 has begun.