Jakub Mareczko's Giant TCR Advanced SL — gallery

CCC Team sprinting star's bike on eve of WorldTour team debut

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.

With the change in sponsor came an inevitable change in bikes, and CCC will race on a mix of Giant TCR Advanced SLs — a higher-spec version of the same bike we crowned our 2018 bike of the year — and disc-equipped Propels.

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 drivetrain
The bike is built around a Shimano Dura-Ace 9150 drivetrain

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 cockpit
Giant supplies its house-brand cockpit

Low-pressure tyre wear or impressive cornering technique?
Low-pressure tyre wear or impressive cornering technique?

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 
  • Tape/grips: Giant
  • 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

Critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.70m
  • Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 680mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 530mm
  • Weight: 6.83kg
Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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