CCC Team to hunt for stage victories in Giro d'Italia
May 08 2019 12:51 am CET

CCC Team to hunt for stage victories in Giro d'Italia
CCC Team to hunt for stage victories in Giro d'Italia
CCC Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

CCC Team is set to start the Giro d'Italia with a versatile roster that will hunt stage victories. The roster will mix young and experienced riders that will attempt to take every opportunity the race offers.

The goal of the eight CCC riders will be to race dynamically and try to take stage victories in the Corsa Rosa. "For us, the first goal of this year's Giro d'Italia will be to race aggressively and try to win a stage," said sports director Gabriele Missaglia. "I think we have a well-rounded rider roster that can look to make the most out of every stage and try to go in the important breakaways.

"While we don't have any of the favourites on our line-up, I am confident in the team and its ability to fight for stage wins. As well as fighting for stage wins, Víctor de la Parte and Laurens ten Dam will have the chance to see what they can do on the General Classification and I think both riders have prepared well for the next three weeks of racing.

"Francisco Ventoso, whose condition is looking good after his crash at Paris-Nice, has tasted success at the Giro d'Italia and he will bring that knowledge with him to our roster. As well as taking their own chances where possible, Ventoso and Lukasz Owsian will play an important role in helping Jakub Mareczko on the predicted bunch sprint stages."

CCC Team will also have three riders in its roster that will make their debut in a Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia. "As well as bringing a wealth of experience to the start line, we will also have some youthful energy on our rider roster with three riders making their Grand Tour debut," Missaglia explained. "Kamil Gradek has had a strong Classics season and he will come to Italy with a solid block of racing behind him.

"Josef Cerny has also had the chance to show his strength over the first part of the season while Amaro Antunes is finding his legs in the UCI WorldTour and I think we will see his form build over the course of the race with an eye on the tough mountain stages in the third week."

CCC Team's roster for the Giro d'Italia (11th of May-2nd of June):

Amaro Antunes
Josef Cerny
Victor de la Parte
Kamil Gradek
Jakub Mareczko
Lukasz Owsian
Laurens ten Dam
Francisco Ventoso
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