The Wanty-Groupe Gobert cycling team is equipped with a new range of Ford vehicles for the next two seasons. Our directors will follow the races in the Ford Mondeo, the staff can enjoy the Ford Focus while our guests are transported in the Ford Tourneo Custom. This collaboration, which emphasizes the importance of motor vehicles in the management of a professional cycling team, was made possible by garages Ford De Doncker, where we presented our cars for 2018 in the Mons concession (Cuesmes) on the eve of Le Samyn.
De Doncker Group is a family business active in the automobile sector since 1987. It is managed by Franz De Doncker and his daughter Séverine. Groupe De Doncker is Ford's official distributor for the Mons and Soignies regions and also has a second hand car center in Lens. Thanks to their mechanical workshops and authorized agencies, their dealers are committed to providing a high-quality after-sales service, that takes care of maintenance and repairs of your new or used FORD vehicle.
Franz De Doncker (director of the Ford De Doncker branches):
"We have long wanted to support a cycling team. My friendship with manager Jean-François Bourlart has resulted in an agreement. Both Ford and De Doncker branches, led by my daughter Séverine and myself, are delighted to start this collaboration with Wanty-Groupe Gobert. Our vehicles will be valuable for the transportation of riders, but also for equipment and bicycles. "
"It is unexpected but beautiful for a garage like De Doncker to be present on the roads of Tour de France. But I'm happy to know that our vehicles will accompany the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team and the riders on all events, whether it is in Belgium, Italy, France, Spain or another country. "
Sébastien Demarbaix (sports director Wanty-Groupe Gobert):
"I have already had the opportunity to follow ten race days in the new Ford Mondeo, and this is exactly the vehicle we are looking for. We have room for spare equipment and water bottles.But the Ford Mondeo remains light and nervous, which is essential if you need to help a rider after a mechanical problem. I am very pleased with our new Ford Mondeo. "