Riccardo Zoidl captains CCC Team in Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria
Jul 03 2019 02:17 am CET

Riccardo Zoidl captains CCC Team in Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria
Riccardo Zoidl captains CCC Team in Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria
CCC Team © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Riccardo Zoidl will lead CCC Team in the Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria. The rider will have the support of another former winner of the race, Victor de la Parte.

The Austrian race will be held between the sixth and the 12th of July and Zoidl -winner of its 2013 edition- will return to lead the formation. "Zoidl will be our leader for the General Classification in Austria and I think we have a good team behind him," said CCC Team's sports director Gabriele Missaglia. "This is his home race and, after a solid block of altitude training following the Critérium du Dauphiné, I think his condition is good heading into it.

"De la Parte has also won this race in the past but, after taking some time off to recover following the Giro d'Italia, the Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria will be about getting back into the swing of racing for him. However, saying that, I think if his condition is there, which I think it will be, he will be an important teammate for Zoidl. Overall, I think that we can try to be competitive and race aggressively with the riders we have lining up and then, if Zoidl is strong, I hope we can do something nice at the end of the week."

The Austrian rider is looking forward to race in his home soil and will target a podium position. "My feelings ahead of the Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria are good," he explained. "I spent the two weeks before the National Championships at altitude in Austria to prepare and I hope that I feel the benefits and effects of that during the race. This race is special to me, and I am really looking forward to it.

"My professional career really started with my overall victory here and so, I am always motivated to do well. My overall goal is to finish on the podium and, if possible, to win. I have proved that I race well here, finishing in the top five three times, and this year's parcours looks good for me so I hope I can do well."

CCC Team's roster for the Int. Österreich-Rundfahrt-Tour of Austria (6th to 12th of July):

Will Barta
Josef Cerny
Victor de la Parte
Jonas Koch
Lukasz Owsian
Laurens ten Dam
Riccardo Zoidl




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