Intermarché - Circus - Wanty was one of the best performing teams in the 2022 road race season, clenching a top 5 spot in the 2022 UCI World Tour Team ranking. Behind the scenes a lot has changed to get the team to its current level. In the latest episode of the Lanterne Rouge Cycling Podcast Patrick Broe sat down with Aike Visbeek, performance manager of Intermarché - Circus - Wanty, to review the team's thrive and discuss changes the team has made in the high-performance environment.
It was a big day for cycling as Biniam Girmay became the first African cyclist to ever win Gent-Wevelgem. Girmay followed Christophe Laporte's attack from the peloton with 23 km to go, forming a strong four-man group.
Jumbo-Visma is on fire in the early 2022 season, taking another impressive win in the E3 Saxo Bank Classic. Wout van Aert launched a destructive attack on the Paterberg with only Christophe Laporte, Van Aert's teammate, able to follow the Belgian national champion.