Jérémy Bellicaud is leaving CC Etupes for Wanty-Gobert this winter. De 21 year old French rider is the first newcomer within the ranks of the yellow-blue team and follows the footsteps of Guillaume Martin and Fabien Doubey, both coming from the collaboration with development team CC Etupes. The future neopro standed out this season in the Tour de Savoie by winning the young riders classification thanks to a 3rd place in the general clasification. Furthermore, he showed his excellent climbing capacities in the Tour du Piémont Pyrénéen by finishing 2nd in the general classficiation. He achieved several top 10 places in stages in both races, and in the Tour of Rwanda and in the Giro della Valle d'Aosta. The young rider from the Charente Maritime region signed for two seasons with Wanty-Gobert, until the end of 2021.
« I'm very happy with the opportunity to become pro with Wanty-Gobert. This was a goal for my period in the U23 category, but a broken collarbone salted my game. Although it was difficult, I kept my motivation and arrived fresh at the start of the Tour des Pays de Savoie where I achieved my best performances of the season. It was rather an unexpected surprise to sign with Wanty-Gobert and skip my last year in the U23 category. The collaboration between CC Etupes and Wanty-Gobert is great, it permits riders like myself to project ourselves in the world of professional cycling. I want to continue my progression as much as possible and shine in the Wanty-Gobert colours. »
Jean-François Bourlart (general manager):
« The collaboration with CC Etupes is very good. Our experience with the growing processes of Guillaume Martin and Fabien Doubey proved very interesting. We want to continue this work by giving a chance to a new excellent young French climber. We invested in our group of climbers the last couple of years by providing them with a good racing schedule and altitude training camps. The effectiveness was proven, so we will continue in the same direction to truly fulfil the potential of more young talents in the future! »