CCC Team ready to face Clasica San Sebastian and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
Aug 01 2019 08:36 pm CET

CCC Team ready to face Clasica San Sebastian and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
CCC Team ready to face Clasica San Sebastian and Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
CCC Team © Mary Cárdenas /

Greg Van Avermaet will lead CCC Team at the Clasica San Sebastian while the roster for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic will fight for every opportunity that the race offers.

Van Avermaet starts in the Spanish race after showing a good shape in the Tour de France. "Clásica de San Sebastián has changed this year and it looks like the final will be harder with a steep climb added after the Jaizkibel and then we will go up the final climb two times, instead of just one," said sports director Fabio Baldato. "I still think, however, that this is a good race for Greg, who was performing really well in the mountains during the last week of the Tour, and we will go there to support him. As well as Greg, Joey Rosskopf is coming here after the Tour but, there will also be a lot of other really strong guys on the start line with three weeks of racing in their legs.

"We are happy to see Patrick Bevin make his return to racing on Saturday after his crash and overall I think all the riders on our roster are in good shape. We are confident but, we don't feel any pressure to control the race. We will look to do a recon of the new parcours to get an idea of what that might do to the race but, overall, I am sure that as a group we can do something nice."

The British race will have modifications in its route and CCC Team will try to take advantage of that. "The Prudential RideLondon - Surrey Classic has adjusted the parcours from previous editions and decided to include five ascents of Box Hill, which I think will be where a selection is made," explained sports director Steve Bauer.

"Our CCC Team rider roster will need to be attentive early to ensure we are in any important breakaways. Most of our riders competing this weekend have raced here previously and this experience will be valuable. After the final climb up Box Hill, it could be a smaller group that heads to the sprint in London so, we will need to be well-represented in the final 40 kilometres to aim for a good result."

CCC Team's roster for the Clasica San Sebastian (August 3):

Will Barta
Patrick Bevin
Josef ?erný
Víctor de la Parte
Joey Rosskopf
Greg Van Avermaet
Riccardo Zoidl

For the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (August 4):

Jonas Koch
Michael Schär
Gijs Van Hoecke
Nathan Van Hooydonck
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
Francisco Ventoso
Lukasz Wisniowski



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