Stefan Denifl and CCC Team dissolve contract, Riccardo Zoidl takes his place
Dec 24 2018 09:31 pm CET

Stefan Denifl and CCC Team dissolve contract, Riccardo Zoidl takes his place
Stefan Denifl and CCC Team dissolve contract, Riccardo Zoidl takes his place
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

Stefan Denifl and CCC Team have agreed to dissolve the contract of the rider that was set to take effect on the first of January of 2019. Riccardo Zoidl will take his place in the 2019 roster.

"Due to personal reasons, Stefan requested to terminate the contract, which was accepted by CCC Team management," commented the team in a press release. "To respect Stefan's privacy, neither the team nor Stefan will be commenting further."

Former Austrian road race champion Zoidl will return to the WorldTour and take the place that Denifl left in the roster. The rider was part of Trek-Segafredo from 2014 to 2016 and then went to the continental team Felbermayr-Simplon Wels.

"We are excited to welcome Riccardo Zoidl to CCC Team in 2019," said CCC's General Manager Jim Ochowicz. "When a position opened up on our roster, Riccardo was our first choice thanks to his recent results and his previous WorldTour experience.

"As a former Austrian time trial champion and two-time road race champion, winner of the 2013 Tour of Austria, and more recently, winner of the 2018 Czech Cycling Tour, Riccardo has a solid list of results to his name, as well as four Grand Tour participations."

Zoidl is looking forward to his return to the WorldTour level. "This is one of the best Christmas presents I've ever had," he explained. "I was really surprised to get the call and get this spot with CCC Team at the last moment. This is a chance I have to take and I'm really motivated and thankful to get the spot on the team. I will try to show that I deserve to be in the WorldTour again.

"In my last years in the WorldTour, I made some mistakes so I think if I move on from that, I can be successful again, whether that is in a team role or with some personal success. I'm just looking forward to racing at the WorldTour level again and will do everything I can for CCC Team."




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