Visbeek: Circus-Wanty Gobert's biggest challenge will be the WorldTour demands

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Circus-Wanty Gobert's new performance director Aike Visbeek has told Cyclingnews that the team's biggest challenge in 2021 will be transitioning from the second division to the WorldTour and competing in all three Grand Tours.

The Belgian team, currently racing at ProTeam level, bought the WorldTour licence from Continuum Sports – the company behind CCC Team – in the autumn and will join the top league of cycling teams in 2021. 

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.