Valter, who claimed an impressive win on stage nine of the Tour de l’Avenir and took fourth place at Il Piccolo Lombardia, is the final addition to CCC Team’s 28-rider roster.
“Attila Valter is a rider with enormous potential and we are looking forward to welcoming him to CCC Team where he will have the chance to continue his development as rider. Despite his youth and relative inexperience, Attila has demonstrated his skill and abilities on the bike at the U23 level and we believe he has a big career ahead of him. For this reason, we have decided to graduate Attila from CCC Development Team to the WorldTour team for the 2020 season and accelerate his progression,” CCC Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz said.
“Attila’s win at the Tour de l’Avenir was an indication of what he can do and with his climbing and time trialing versatility, Attila already has an excellent foundation on which we will build with the expertise of our performance team. It is particularly exciting to welcome a Hungarian cyclist to CCC team in 2020, a historic year for cycling in Hungary with the start of the Giro d’Italia in Budapest. Hungary is also an important market for our title sponsor, CCC, so we are excited to see Attila stay with CCC-sponsored teams.”
Valter is excited to make the step up to the WorldTour as a neo professional and learn from the experienced riders at CCC Team.
“Of course, this is a dream come true for me. Stepping up to the WorldTour after just one season with CCC Development Team makes me extra happy and motivated, because it means I’m taking the “steps” fast , which is always a goal for me. Not only the fact that I will be riding at the highest level, but the fact that I will ride and learn alongside riders like Greg Van Avermaet, Matteo Trentin and Ilnur Zakarin is something I can hardly believe,” Valter explained.
“I want to keep progressing in the following years and I hope I can achieve something great with CCC Team in the 2020 season already. I hope to have a consistent season and do my maximum in every race. At this stage, my friend Barnabas Peak and I will be the only Hungarian riders in the WorldTour level, so it’s something I can be really proud of. I believe that next year with the Giro d’Italia starting in my country, the cycling culture will change and Hungary will have a bright cycling future ahead.”
Valter joins teammates Michał Paluta and Kamil Małecki from CCC Development Team in CCC Team’s 2020 roster, as well as new recruits Matteo Trentin, Ilnur Zakarin, Fausto Masnada, Jan Hirt, Pavel Kochetkov, and Georgs Zimmermann.
CCC Team in 2020
Will Barta (USA), Patrick Bevin (NZ), Josef Černý (CZE), Víctor de la Parte (ESP), Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Simon Geschke (GER), Kamil Gradek (POL), Jan Hirt (CZE), Jonas Koch (GER), Pavel Kochetkov (RUS), Jakub Mareczko (ITA), Fausto Masnada (ITA), Kamil Małecki (POL), Michał Paluta (POL), Serge Pauwels (BEL), Joey Rosskopf (USA), Szymon Sajnok (POL), Michael Schär (SUI), Matteo Trentin (ITA), Attila Valter (HUN), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL), Gijs Van Hoecke (BEL), Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL), Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL), Francisco Ventoso (ESP), Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL), Ilnur Zakarin (RUS), Georg Zimmermann (GER).