Memil-CCN Pro Cycling will debut at the Gravel and Tar Classic 2020 next month, continuing to build on the strong start list set to tackle the only UCI 1.2 race in Oceania.
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Founded in 2017, and based from Sweden, Memil-CCN Pro Cycling have taken wins from the Tour du Maroc to the Tour of Qinghai Lake and Tour of Xingtai with Dutchman Roy Eefting being a stand out among the team. 30 year old Eefting took two stage wins in this year’s Tour of Qinghai Lake and Tour of Xingtai along with top ten finishes in the Tour of China I and Tour of Taihu Lake.
Team manager Fredrik Strid looks forward to a bolstered team roster and the potential in 2020. “2020 has a strengthened team lineup and further progression of a project that will see the team develop over the coming years to become a force in world cycling,” Strid explained.
While Memil-CCN Pro Cycling will be the first Swedish-based team to take on the Gravel and Tar Classic, they will face the challenge of creating the kind of impact that a similar northern hemisphere team did in the 2019 edition.
EvoPro Cycling, based in Ireland, came away with 1st and 3rd in this year’s race courtesy of Luke Mudgway; who took the win ahead of Ryan Christensen and Cyrus Monk.
Race director Steve Stannard explained the attraction of a race like Gravel and Tar, saying, “Teams and individual riders are really looking to collect as many UCI points as they can and it can make the difference to the final placing on the ladder.”
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