CCC Team sets objectives for 2020 season
Dec 17 2019 03:01 am CET

CCC Team sets objectives for 2020 season
CCC Team sets objectives for 2020 season
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CCC Team has set its goals for 2020 and they were announced at the formation's media day in Spain.

The team will start its second year under the CCC name and it will have as objective to get five major wins. "After our inaugural year as CCC Team in 2019, we are approaching the next season with a bolstered roster of 28 riders and we have identified an ambitious, but achievable, list of victories we will target," said Jim Ochowicz, team President.

"As usual, we are starting the season looking to secure a Monument. Greg Van Avermaet delivered the first Monument win for the team back in 2017 and is more than capable of adding another one to his palmares. With Matteo Trentin joining us in 2020, we now have multiple cards to play when it comes to the spring Classics. I am excited to see Greg and Matteo race together and believe we will have an aggressive and successful spring campaign. This goes hand in hand with our second goal of winning a UCI WorldTour one day race, which we achieved in 2019 with Greg's win in Montreal, so we have another 21 opportunities in 2020."

The team also has objectives for stage races in 2020. "Moving on to the Grand Tours, we want to win a stage in each of the three races," the team President explained. "Our 2019 roster has been boosted by three 2019 Grand Tour stage winners in Fausto Masnada, Matteo Trentin, and Ilnur Zakarin, who join our continuing riders who have also achieved this feat at least once in their career.

"Finally, we will aim to win a UCI WorldTour stage race throughout the season. Patrick Bevin came extremely close in 2019 at the Santos Tour Down Under, and Van Avermaet and Zakarin have WorldTour stage race victories to their names already. In total, that is six races we are targeting but, of course, if you win a Monument, you tick the WorldTour one day race off the list as well. So, these are the five races we want to win in 2020. As a team, we are motivated to achieve our goals and believe we have a talented and motivated group of riders capable of doing so."

CCC Team also announced that Piotr Wadecki will take the role of General Manager and Steve Bauer will transition from Director of VIP Services to Sporting Manager. "In 2019, CCC Team made history as the first Polish UCI WorldTour team," said Wadecki.

"In 2020, we want to build on this momentum and really achieve the results we know we can. We have welcomed new talent and if our training camp in Denia this week is anything to go by, we will be lining up for the first races of the season with a strong 28-rider team. As General Manager, I am excited to see what we can do in 2020."

"I am looking forward to working more intensely with the sport group than I have in recent years," Bauer added. "The wealth of experience and expertise we have throughout our CCC Team sport group is a tremendous asset. My vision is to always work to align this expertise into achieving our collective CCC Team performance goals. 2020 is an exciting year before us."




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