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CCC Team to field 24 riders for 2019

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The 2019 CCC Team

The 2019 CCC Team
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Team owner and CEO Dariusz Miek with the CCC Team

Team owner and CEO Dariusz Miek with the CCC Team
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The 2019 CCC Team

The 2019 CCC Team
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The 2019 CCC Team

The 2019 CCC Team
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The 2019 CCC Team's casual footwear

The 2019 CCC Team's casual footwear
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Dariusz Miek, owner and CEO of the CCC Team

Dariusz Miek, owner and CEO of the CCC Team
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CCC Team's Simon Geshcke

CCC Team's Simon Geshcke
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Greg Van Avermaet chats with Serge Pauwels

Greg Van Avermaet chats with Serge Pauwels
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CCC Team's Lukasz Winiowski

CCC Team's Lukasz Winiowski
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Jim Ochowicz and CCC team sports director Fabio Baldato

Jim Ochowicz and CCC team sports director Fabio Baldato
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Nice scene for a photo shoot

Nice scene for a photo shoot
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The 2019 CCC Team

The 2019 CCC Team
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 Alessandro De Marchi and Amy Cameron, Press Officer of CCC Team

Alessandro De Marchi and Amy Cameron, Press Officer of CCC Team
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Alessandro De Marchi

Alessandro De Marchi
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The CCC Team

The CCC Team
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Valeriya Musina, wife of CCC Team onwer and CEO Dariusz Miek, snaps a photo of the team

Valeriya Musina, wife of CCC Team onwer and CEO Dariusz Miek, snaps a photo of the team
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Dariusz Miek, owner and CEO of the CCC Team, gets a team photo with his phone

Dariusz Miek, owner and CEO of the CCC Team, gets a team photo with his phone
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Dariusz Miek, owner and CEO of the CCC Team

Dariusz Miek, owner and CEO of the CCC Team
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Simon Geschke; Greg Van Avermaet; Serge Pauwels; Jim Ochowicz, general manager; and Fabio Baldato, sports director

Simon Geschke; Greg Van Avermaet; Serge Pauwels; Jim Ochowicz, general manager; and Fabio Baldato, sports director
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Jim Ochowicz, Fabio Baldato, Greg Van Avermaet and Serge Pauwels

Jim Ochowicz, Fabio Baldato, Greg Van Avermaet and Serge Pauwels
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CCC Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz

CCC Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz
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Laurens ten Dam and Lukasz Winiowski

Laurens ten Dam and Lukasz Winiowski
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Greg Van Avermaet

Greg Van Avermaet
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Lukas Wisniowski

Lukas Wisniowski
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The 2019 CCC Team kit

The 2019 CCC Team kit
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The CCC team's casual footwear is equally as orange

The CCC team's casual footwear is equally as orange
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CCC Team's Serge Pauwels

CCC Team's Serge Pauwels
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Ochowicz is back in charge of a WorldTour team after BMC came apart

Ochowicz is back in charge of a WorldTour team after BMC came apart
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The CCC Team will ride Giant bikes in 2019

The CCC Team will ride Giant bikes in 2019
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Guillaume Van Keirsbulck

Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
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The 2019 CCC team kit

The 2019 CCC team kit
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CCC Team's Riccardo Zoidl

CCC Team's Riccardo Zoidl
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Greg Van Avermaet is centre stage at the CCC Team photo shoot

Greg Van Avermaet is centre stage at the CCC Team photo shoot
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CCC Team's Serge Pauwels

CCC Team's Serge Pauwels
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Greg Van Avermaet takes a break during team photos

Greg Van Avermaet takes a break during team photos
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The 2019 chairs are ready as well

The 2019 chairs are ready as well
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New team vehicles await the racing

New team vehicles await the racing
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Gold arm bands for Olympic champiion Greg Van Avermaet

Gold arm bands for Olympic champiion Greg Van Avermaet
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The 2019 CCC Team

The 2019 CCC Team
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CCC Team GM Jim Ochowicz

CCC Team GM Jim Ochowicz
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Greg Van Avermaet and Simon Geschke

Greg Van Avermaet and Simon Geschke
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The CCC Team will field a roster of 24 riders on their inaugural WorldTour men's team, with the recent signing of German Jonas Koch completing the team for 2019.

Koch, 25, raced with the CCC Sprandi Polkowice Pro Continental team in 2017 and 2018 and will make his WorldTour debut with Jim Ochowicz's new CCC Team, which rose from the remnants of the former BMC Racing team.

"We are pleased to welcome Jonas Koch to CCC Team," Ochowicz said in a statement released by the team. "Initially, we planned on maintaining our roster of 23 riders, but we have a busy race program ahead, so 24 riders will afford us some more flexibility when it comes to race rosters. Jonas was already on our radar, having spent the last two years with CCC Sprandi Polkowice, and he managed some solid results in 2018."

Koch scored top 10 results last year in the RideLondon-Surrey Classic, the Brussels Cycling Classic and the Handzame Classic, and he was eighth overall at the Tour of Norway.

"At 25 years old, Jonas is young and will have the opportunity to develop further with CCC Team," Ochowicz said. "Jonas' top 10 results at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, Brussels Cycling Classic, Handzame Classic, and the Tour of Norway last year are signs of his potential, so we are excited to see what Jonas can do with us."

Koch said signing with Ochowicz's CCC Team fulfilled one of his cycling dreams.

"I am very thankful and super motivated for this opportunity with CCC Team," he said. "There are so many people involved in this almost lifelong process that deserve a huge thank you, especially Piotr Kosmala and Piotr Wadecki, who have supported me the whole time as a pro cyclist.

"My main goal is to integrate well in the team and do a good job for my teammates," Kock said. "I want to support our team captains with everything I have and want to demonstrate my abilities in smaller races as well."

2019 CCC Team roster

Amaro Antunes (Por)
Will Barta (USA)
Patrick Bevin (NZl)
Pawel Bernas (Pol)
Josef Cerný (Cze)
Víctor de la Parte (Esp)
Alessandro De Marchi (Ita)
Simon Geschke (Ger)
Kamil Gradek (Pol)
Jonas Koch (Ger)
Jakub Mareczko (Ita),
Lukasz Owsian (Pol)
Serge Pauwels (Bel)
Joey Rosskopf (USA)
Szymon Sajnok (Pol)
Michael Schär (Sui)
Laurens ten Dam (Ned)
Greg Van Avermaet (Bel)
Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel)
Nathan Van Hooydonck (Bel)
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel)
Francisco Ventoso (Esp)
Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol)
Riccardo Zoidl (Aut)