Mareczko, Ten Dam and Ventoso line up for CCC Team at Giro d’Italia

CCC Team head to this year’s Giro d’Italia with no clear leader, but with the opportunity to race aggressively and be in the mix through both breakaways and bunch sprints across all three weeks.

Sprinter Jakub Mareczko is arguably the team’s biggest name on the roster, and also the rider most likely to come away with a stage victory, if he can get the better of the likes of Deceuninck-QuickStep’s Elia Viviani, Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Lotto Soudal’s Caleb Ewan.

“The Giro d’Italia is one of my favourite races,” said Mareczko on the CCC website.

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“It’s my home Grand Tour, and it’s a race that I’m always motivated for – and this year is no exception. As always, there are some good opportunities for sprinters, and having finished second on three occasions in the past, I want to be fighting for stage wins again this year.

“I’m not 100 per cent sure about the form I’m coming into the race with, but I have confidence in myself and in our team,” the 25-year-old Italian said.

Łukasz Owsian will likely play a key role in trying to deliver Mareczko to the line in the best possible position, but the Polish rider is also looking forward to grabbing any chances that come his way to win a stage with both hands.

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