Thanks to the addition of Danish rider Julius Johansen (21) and Frenchman Hugo Page (20), Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux can rely on two young talents from 2022. The two men were one of the best riders in the junior category, the first one was even crowned World Champion in Bergen (Norway) in 2017.
This world title concluded the successful year 2017 in which Julius Johansen also won world titles on the track and the national title on the road and in the time trial, a performance the Danish rider repeated in the U23 category in 2020. The last couple of years, Johansen focused on the team pursuit Olympic Games in Tokyo, in which he won a silver medal with the Danish team last month. The Danes with Johansen have an excellent track record, because after a European title, they were also crowned World Champions in a new world record this spring, a performance which led to the distinction of « Sportive performance of the year » in his country. After two years with Uno-X Pro Cycling Team, the rider from Blovstrød will discover the World Tour with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux until the end of 2023.
Frenchman Hugo Page is also a key rider of his national team for several years. He received the confidence of his national coach to represent France at the upcoming U23 European championships, both in the road race as the time trial. The rider born in Chartres has three UCI victories on his palmares: La Bernaudeau, the Tour des Portes du Pays d’Othe and a stage at the Tour du Pays de Vaud. Hugo Page has proven his time trial qualities by winning the Chrono des nationals in the national champion’s jersey. After his development with the continental team of Groupama-FDJ, he will start a new chapter with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux for the next two seasons.