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Bretagne classic ouest-france

Greg Van Avermaet as leader


With CCC Team, we have one of the great favorites of the Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France. His leader Greg Van Avermaet has the perfect profile to win the biggest race in Brittany. For his third attempt, the Belgian rider will finally want to find the victory.

The victories of Oliver Naesen gave ideas to the riders of belgianclassics who realized, seeing twice triumph of their compatriot, that the Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France is a race made for them. In Team CCC, Olympic Champion Greg Van Avermaet must have understood that he could also win this race. 10th in 2017, the Belgian will have this year the ideal team to help him triumph.

The CCC team will be for the second time in Plouay after discovering the race in 2016. But in the meantime, the Polish team has changed dimension by incorporating a good part of the riders who made up the BMC team. Now CCC is a top team that will be one of the big favorites of the day.

The CCC riders have accumulated eight participations in the Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France since 2016. The team will count on Michael Schär and Lukasz Wisniowski, two of the few riders who have contested the first three editions of the new bretonclassic.

A classic team

CCC Team has presented its first list of riders scheduled to Plouay under the direction of sports director Valerio Piva.

51. Josef Cerny (Cze, 26). The Czech will discover Plouay and the Bretagne Classic. He will be taking the role of a teammate to support his leader as well as all the members of his team dedicated to Greg Van Avermaet.

52. Lukasz Owsian (Pol, 29). The Polish will be for the second time in Plouay but will discover the Bretagne Classic. He will be there especially to help his leader.
53. Michaël Schär (Sui, 32). The tall swiss rider will be for the tenth time in Plouay. The most assiduous foreign runners knows the Bretagne Classic for having disputed its first three editions. He remains one of the most valuable teammates of Greg Van Avermaet.

54. Laurens Ten Dam (Ned, 38). The oldest member of the team has not been in Plouay since 2010. A model team member, he will put his experience to the benefit of his leader.

55. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel, 34). The Olympic Champion remains one of the greatest current riders and will be among the main favorites of the day. In form, as confirmed his 2nd place in San Sebastian, for his ninth participation in Plouay, he will come with the only ambition to win.

56. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel, 28). The Belgian rider will discover Plouay and the Bretagne Classic. A typical cyclist of the flanders races, he should be a good asset in the game of his team.

57. Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol, 27). The Polish rider rode the first three editions of the Bretagne Classic. Knowing this race now, he will be there to guide his leader.

The announced substitutes are Jakub Mareczko (Ita) and Riccardo Zoidl (Aut).

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