“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,” Ochowicz explained.
“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 palmarès,. 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.”
“Moving on to the Grand Tours, we want to win a stage in each of the three races. 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.”
Wadecki appointed General Manager, Bauer becomes Sporting Manager
In 2020, Piotr Wadecki will assume the role of General Manager of CCC Team, working closely with Ochowicz, the team’s President, while 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. 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.,” Wadecki explained.
Ochowicz and Wadecki will continue to lead the day to day operations of the team and Bauer will oversee the team’s Sports Director group and assume responsibility for race calendar and rider roster planning. Gavin Chilcott continues as Chief Operating Officer, managing the business activities of the team.
“As we continue to grow the team from a sporting perspective, we welcome the news that CCC Team has been awarded a three-year WorldTeam license by the UCI, giving the organization a platform to continue developing robust future business and sports objectives,” Chilcott said.
“I am looking forward to working more intensely with the sport group than I have in recent years. 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,” Bauer added.
Sprandi and CADEX feature on CCC Team’s 2020 Kit
CCC Team’s 2020 racing kit, made by Exteondo, retains the signature CCC orange color and design that was seen in the peloton in 2019. CCC’s in-house shoe brand Sprandi will be more prominent in 2020 on the front and back, sides, and sleeves of the jersey, as well as the front of the bib short. Whilst CADEX, the team’s wheel and saddle partner, will feature on the jersey for the first time.
“The promotion of the Sprandi brand will be an important focus for the CCC company in 2020. Many cycling fans will be familiar with the brand from the former title sponsorship of CCC Sprandi Polkowice [now CCC Development Team] and now, with the logo featuring prominently on CCC Team’s jersey, we hope to build more awareness of Sprandi while competing at the WorldTour level,” CCC President Dariusz Miłek said.