Ochowicz continues hunt for replacement main sponsor at CCC Team

CCC Team manager Jim Ochowicz (right) continues to search for a new main sponsor, but will have to bid farewell to star rider Greg Van Avermaet (left), who will join AG2R La Mondiale in 2021
CCC Team manager Jim Ochowicz (right) continues to search for a new main sponsor, but will have to bid farewell to star rider Greg Van Avermaet (left), who will join AG2R La Mondiale in 2021 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

CCC Team manager Jim Ochowicz is still actively searching for a replacement for main sponsor CCC for next season, despite having lost the team's figurehead rider, Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet, who'll make the move to AG2R La Mondiale in 2021.

The American manager told Belgian newspaper Het Niewsblad at the Tour de France in Nice on Monday, where the WorldTour team is competing with a squad made up of riders that include Van Avermaet and 2018 European road race champion Matteo Trentin, that he wouldn't rule out starting a new team below WorldTour level if necessary, but that he's using the Tour as a showcase of what he and the team can offer.

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