For the third consecutive year, Wanty-Groupe Gobert has become the top ranked pro-continental road team, so next year they will likely to be invited to the Tour de France and the biggest races on the World Tour calendar.
At the end of each season, the International Cycling Federation (UCI) announces the team rankings. Just as in 2016 and 2017, the 13 UCI race victories in 2018 put the Belgian Wanty-Groupe Gobert to the top place in the pro-continental division. Since pro-continental teams have the opportunity to start World Tour events, these three consecutive top placings give high hopes for the team to enter the most prestigious events on the pro calendar. For example, top pro-continental teams can get automatic invitation in the biggest stages races, such as Tour de France.
Our regular readers may already know that Wanty-Groupe Gobert is proud to ride Cube bikes. We have reported on this collaboration when we visited the Cube headquarters in Germany. In mass start road competitions, the Belgian team uses custom-painted Cube Litening C:68 bikes with Shimano Dura Ace equipment, and in time trial events the riders get on board their futuristic-looking Aeriums. It’s important to note the Aerium model shown in the 2018 Cube product catalog is not “UCI-compatible”, it’s a triathlon-specific model, but Wanty-Groupe Gobert gets a special version for racing at UCI-organized events. Soon the public can also purchase the above-mentioned Aerium model variant.
For a limited time, you can purchase a wide variety of Cube bikes at discounted prices, including the top Litening C:68 model ridden to so many victories by the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team. For details, CLICK HERE.