News 09/23/2015

Stenuit and Demoitié join Wanty–Groupe Gobert

Wanty-Groupe Gobert has signed two fast riders from Wallonia, Belgium: Robin Stenuit and Antoine Demoitié. Stenuit was a stagiaire this season and won the Schaal Sels for Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Demoitié joins from Wallonie-Bruxelles. 

Wanty-Groupe Gobert has signed two fast riders from Wallonia, Belgium: Robin Stenuit and Antoine Demoitié. Stenuit was a stagiaire this season and won the Schaal Sels for Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Demoitié joins from Wallonie-Bruxelles.  
 
“I am very happy. This year would be all or nothing for me. I think I can say that I had a great season and am rewarded for it,” Stenuit explains.
 
The 25-year old rode for Veranclassic-Ekoi this season and celebrated in the Memorial Phillippe van Coningsloo, the GP de la Ville de Nogent-Sur-Oise and a stage in the Tour du Gironde where he also finished third in the overall. As a second year espoir rider he was part of the predecessor of the current Wanty-Groupe Gobert team.  
 
“I have grown up since that year and I grab this wonderful opportunity with both hands. The team gave me a chance as a stagiaire and I didn’t let it go to waste.”
 
For Antoine Demoitié signing with Wanty-Groupe Gobert means a step forward in his cycling career.
 
“The race programme the team has gives me the opportunity to ride and discover the WorldTour races. It is something I really look forward to.”  
 
Demoitié won Wanzele Koerse this year as well as a stage in the Circuit des Ardennes . He stood on the podium of UCI 1.1 races like GP Stad Zottegem, Handzame Classic and the GP Marseillaise.
 
“I have shown that races like Kuurne-Brussels Kuurne, the Three-Days of West-Flanders or the Coupe de France suit me well. Those are also my targets for next season,” Demoitié explains.
 
“My goals have not been defined yet but one thing is for sure: I want to keep developing myself,” Stenuit continues. “I want to take the chances I am offered but also will work for the team leaders like I did in Tour of Denmark for Marco Marcato or in the Tour du Poitou-Charentes for Roy Jans. Those are all things that motivate me for next season.”
 
Wanty-Groupe Gobert now has twelve riders for 2016: Marco Marcato, Roy Jans, Jérôme Baugnies, Kévin Van Melsen, Lander Seynaeve, Simone Antonini, Frederik Backaert and Tom Devriendt plus new signings Thomas Degand, Gaëtan Bille, Robin Stenuit and Antoine Demoitié.