Rune Herregodts debuted for Intermarché - Circus - Wanty at Trofeo Calvia and has already made a name for himself on the team. With a silver medal at the Figueira Champions Classic, Herregodts credits his success to the invaluable guidance of his experienced teammates.
In addition to his silver medal at the Figueira Champions Classic, he showcased his capabilities at the Volta ao Algarve, securing two top-10 finishes and a commendable 27th place in the overall classification.
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“My podium finish in Figueira gave my confidence a big boost, after which I was able to finish in the Algarve on a steep finish like Alto da Fóia in the wake of Costa and other big names and finish a nice tenth place in my first-time trial of the season. achieve. This offers perspectives for the future,” he said.
The team has also recently welcomed Mike Teunissen and Rui Costa, both of whom bring a wealth of experience that far surpasses that of Herregodts. “I am aware of the importance of being guided by experienced teammates. In Portugal, I experienced the big difference it makes when you are taken under the wing of riders like Costa and Teunissen. They radiate so much calm and can position themselves like no other, so that at key moments they remove a lot of nervousness from the youngest among us,” said the Belgian rider.
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With the spring competitions on the horizon, Herregodts has shifted his focus towards them and will be concentrating his efforts there. "In the coming weeks I want to use my good condition to show something in every race, whether it's for the team or for my own result. First, I'm making my debut on opening weekend. I can look forward to this new step with a sense of serenity, thanks to the fact that we already started preparing for these appointments in November. I even explored the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne course up to three times,” concluded Herregodts.