Danny and Boy van Poppel land at Wanty-Gobert in 2020
Aug 18 2019 09:05 pm CET

Danny and Boy van Poppel land at Wanty-Gobert in 2020
Danny and Boy van Poppel land at Wanty-Gobert in 2020
Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Danny and Boy van Poppel will join Belgian team Wanty-Gobert from 2020 and with two-year contracts.

The brothers will be reunited again in the team after riding for several years in different formations. They had already ridden together at the start of their careers in the WorldTour in Vacansoleil-DCM and then for the team now known as Trek-Segafredo.

Afterwards, Danny moved to Team Sky and Jumbo-Visma while Boy continued in Trek until 2018 and then made the move to Roompot-Charles. "I'm very happy to join Wanty-Gobert," said Danny. "This offers me new opportunities, together with my brother! The older we get, the more we realize how special it is to have the chance to form a good duo. Hilaire Van der Schueren believes in me for several years already, and in our tandem, both in good and bad times. It's good to join this Belgian team.

"I cannot wait to be with Wanty-Gobert next year, after the abiding interest and the good memories with Vacansoleil-DCM. For me personally, pleasure is most important, but I'm also very ambitious. I want to battle for every opportunity, and this together with a new Wanty-Gobert sprint train. And why not at the Tour de France?"

Boy is also looking forward to this new chapter of his career. "Wanty-Gobert is a growing team, so it is a challenge to join them for the next two seasons," he commented. "For some time we wanted to be reunited in the same colours. It is special to battle, in the race, for the positioning in the sprint. I'll meet several known faces of riders and staff, apart from my brother, within Wanty-Gobert, because of my time with Vacansoleil-DCM.

"It's an advantage to work together among siblings. It's always easier to create automatisms, and there's an extra motivation to give all I have. I'm looking forward to work for the team again, after this season during which I had the opportunity to play my own cards and collect some places of honour. The best is yet to come!"




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