The CCC Team was formed for the 2019 season following the merger of BMC Racing and Pro Continental team CCC Sprandi Polkowice. Long-time BMC Racing Team owner Andy Rihs died last spring, leaving a large sponsorship gap and the future of the team on the brink before the Polish-registered squad stepped in.
In a peloton that is defined by lairy paint jobs this year, the team’s all-black bikes stand out by virtue of being so understated. The women’s team, formerly WaowDeals, will ride similarly designed Liv bikes — Giant’s female-specific brand.
In the run-up to the 2019 edition of the Tour Down Under, we took Jakub Mareczko’s bike aside on the eve of his WorldTour team debut.
The bike is built around a Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 drivetrainJack Luke / Immediate Media
Mareczko’s Giant TCR Advanced SL is built around a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 groupset. The crankset is fitted with Shimano’s own power meter, which feeds data into the team’s Giant Neos Track GPS headunits.
Giant supplies its house-brand cockpitJack Luke / Immediate Media
Low-pressure tyre wear or impressive cornering technique?Jack Luke / Immediate Media
Giant also supplies house-brand wheels, finishing kit and bottle cages. The tyres come courtesy of Vittoria, with Mareczko’s 25mm wide Corsa tubulars potentially showing signs of a seriously impressive cornering technique.
Click through to have a closer look at Jakub Mareczko’s Giant TCR Advanced SL.
Jakub Mareczko’s full bike specifications
Frameset: Giant TCR Advanced SL
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P with Shimano power meter, 53/39 chainrings, 170mm cranks
Wheelset: Giant SLR 0 42mm tubular
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Stem: Giant Contact SL,130mm
Handlebars: Giant Contact SLR, 400mm
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Giant Contact SLR
Seatpost: Giant TCR Advanced ISP seat mast topper
Bottle cages: Giant Airway Sport
Computer: Giant Neos Track
Rider height: 1.70m
Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 680mm
Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 530mm