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CCC Liv (UCI Code: WM3) is a women's professional cycling team, based in the Netherlands. The title sponsors are CCC, a Polish-based shoe retailer and Liv, a sub-brand of Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer Giant Bicycles. The team's directeur sportif is Jeroen Blijlevens. Riders for CCC Liv compete in the UCI Women's World Tour and other Elite Women's Cycling events throughout the world.

CCC Liv
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Team information
UCI codeWM3
RegisteredNetherlands
Founded2005
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Women's Team
BicyclesColnago (2005–2008)
Giant (2009–2016)
Ridley (2017–2018)
Liv (2019–)
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
General managerEric van den Boom
Team manager(s)Jeroen Blijlevens
Team name history
2005
2006
2007–2008
2009
2010–2011
2012
2012
2013
2014–2016
2017
2017
2018
2019–
DSB Bank
DSB Bank–Ballast Nedam
DSB–Bank
DSB Bank–LTO
Nederland Bloeit
Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team
Rabobank Women Cycling Team
Rabobank–Liv Giant
Rabo–Liv Women Cycling Team
Fortitude Pro Cycling[N 1][1]
WM3 Pro Cycling
WaowDeals Pro Cycling
CCC Liv Team

Contents

History of the teamEdit

2009Edit

2012Edit

The team's first win of the season came in the Ronde van Drenthe where Marianne Vos claimed victory. The team's first overall General classification win came at the Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs, again being won by Vos, along with a stage; Annemiek van Vleuten also won the prologue and a stage. Vos went on to win 5 stages of the 2012 Giro d'Italia Femminile, as well as the General classification. Vos followed this by winning the General classification of the Tour Féminin en Limousin. Vos continued her strong run of wins claiming the 2012 Olympic Games road race in London. The final wins for the team came at the Holland Ladies Tour where Vos won the General classification and took two stage wins. Vos later won the 2012 UCI World Championship road race.

2013Edit

Marianne Vos opened the team's account securing victory in the 2013 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championship. The team's first road win of the season came at the Drentse 8 van Dwingeloo, with Vos claiming victory. Vos went on to win the Ronde van Drenthe and Tour of Flanders. Like the previous season the first overall General classification win came at the Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs, with Vos winning the General classification, Points classification and taking a stage win. Like the previous year, Annemiek van Vleuten won the opening prologue. Vos continued her winning streak in one day races taking out wins in the Rabobank 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg and Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria. Vos failed to retain her 2013 Giro title, losing to Mara Abbott, but did claim the Points classification and three stages. Vos also claimed overall victory in Trophée d'Or Féminin

2014Edit

The 2014 season marked a different start to the season for the team. Marianne Vos started her road season late, leaving the team to support other riders in the opening races of the year. Lucinda Brand won the team's first General classification of the year at the Energiewacht Tour. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot won the La Flèche Wallonne Féminine with Anna van der Breggen claiming victory at the Dwars door de Westhoek. Van der Breggen then claimed overall victory at the Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs with Vos winning the Points classification and Ferrand-Prévot taking both the Mountains and Young rider classifications. Vos then claimed overall victory at the inaugural Women's Tour in Great Britain. The team won further races at the Emakumeen Euskal Bira for Ferrand-Prevot and the 2014 Giro d'Italia Femminile for Vos. Vos followed this up by winning the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France.

2015Edit

In January the team scored 1st and 3rd in the UCI World Cyclo-cross championships, with Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Marianne Vos respectively. This was the year that saw Vos in recovery mode taking most of the year off due to injury.[2][3] In the first European road race of the season, the Omloop het Nieuwsblad, the team rode very strongly. With 30 kilometres (19 miles) to go, Anna van der Breggen escaped together with Ellen van Dijk (Boels–Dolmans) from a front group of 15 riders on the Molenberg. The duo extended their advantage over the cobbled sections that followed, holding off the chase group to the line, where van der Breggen won the two-up sprint.[4]

In December 2015 Rabobank announced that it would end its sponsorship of professional sport at the end of 2016, forcing the team to find a new sponsor.[5]

2016Edit

In November 2016 the team announced that it would be known as WM3 Pro Cycling in 2017, signing a five-year sponsorship deal with WM3 Energie, a company based in the Netherlands. The team replaced Rabo–Liv, whose sponsorship ceased at the end of 2016.[6][7]

Marianne Vos led the roster that included Anouska Koster, Katarzyna Niewiadoma, Valentina Scandolara, Yara Kastelijn, Jeanne Korevaar, Moniek Tenniglo, Rotem Gafinovitz, Anna Plichta, Lauren Kitchen and Riejanne Markus.

2017Edit

Marianne Vos started the year riding in Cyclo-Cross competitions winning eight of the twelve races she entered. She won the 2017 Dutch National Cyclo-cross Championships for the sixth time.[8][9] She placed second at the 2017 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Bieles, Luxembourg on January 28.[10]

In October, the team announced that WaowDeals would join the team as naming-sponsor, with WM3 remaining with the team as a secondary sponsor after agreeing a five-year deal with the team in the winter of 2016.[11]

Major winsEdit

National, continental, world and Olympic championsEdit

2006
  World Road Race, Marianne Vos
  World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
  European U23 Road Race, Marianne Vos
2007
  Dutch Track (Points race), Marianne Vos
  Dutch Track (Scratch race), Marianne Vos
  Belgian Road Race, Ludivine Henrion
2008
  Olympic Track (Points race), Marianne Vos
  World Track (Points race), Marianne Vos
  Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
  Belgian Time Trial, Liesbeth de Vocht
2009
  World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
2010
  World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  Dutch Time Trial, Marianne Vos
  Belgian Road Race, Liesbeth de Vocht
  Dutch Road Race, Loes Gunnewijk
2011
  World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  Track Cycling World (Scratch race), Marianne Vos
  Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  Dutch Time Trial, Marianne Vos
  Dutch Road Race, Marianne Vos
2012
  Olympic Road Race, Marianne Vos
  World Road Race, Marianne Vos
  Belgian Time Trial, Liesbet De Vocht
  Dutch Track (Madison), Marianne Vos
  Dutch Track (Madison), Roxane Knetemann
2013
  World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  French Time Trial, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  Dutch Road Race, Lucinda Brand
  Belgian Road, Liesbet De Vocht
  Swiss U23 XC, Jolanda Neff
  French U23 XC, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  Belgian Time Trial, Liesbet De Vocht
  World U23 XC, Jolanda Neff
  World Road Race, Marianne Vos
2014
  French Cyclo-cross, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  World Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  European U23 XC, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  Dutch Time Trial, Annemiek van Vleuten
  French Time Trial, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  French Road Race, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  Dutch Road Race, Iris Slappendel
  European U23 Road Race, Sabrina Stultiens
  French MTB, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  World Road Race, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  European U23 Cyclo-cross, Sabrina Stultiens
  German Track (Omnium), Anna Knauer
2015
  Australian Time Trial, Shara Gillow
  French Cyclo-cross, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  World Cyclo-cross, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  German Track (Points race), Anna Knauer
  Dutch Time Trial, Anna Van der Breggen
  Dutch Road Race, Lucinda Brand
  French Road Race, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  European U23 Road Race, Katarzyna Niewiadoma
  French MTB, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  World MTB (XCO), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  World MTB (Team relay XC), Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
  German Track (Omnium), Anna Knauer
2016
  Dutch Cyclo-cross, Thalita De Jong
  World Cyclo-cross, Thalita De Jong
  Dutch Road Race, Anouska Koster
  Poland Time Trial, Katarzyna Niewiadoma
  Poland Road Race, Katarzyna Niewiadoma
  European Road Race, Anna Van der Breggen
  Olympic Road Race, Anna Van der Breggen
2017
  Dutch Cyclo-cross, Marianne Vos
  European Road Race, Marianne Vos
2019
  South Africa Road Race, Ashleigh Moolman

Team RankingEdit

Season 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Women's World Cup 2nd (394 P) 3rd (488 P) 1st (686 P) 1st (606 P) 1st (682 P) 1st (1515 P) 1st (1204 P)
UCI Women's Ranking 2nd 2nd 3rd (1,528.35 P) 2nd (2,099.5 P) 1st (2,594 P) 2nd (1,948.75 P) 1st (2,879 P) 1st (3,422.75 P) 1st (3,120.5 P)

Team rosterEdit

As of 9 February 2019.[12]
Rider Date of birth
  Valerie Demey (BEL) (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 25)
  Jeanne Korevaar (NED) (1996-09-24) 24 September 1996 (age 22)
  Evy Kuijpers (NED) (1995-02-15) 15 February 1995 (age 24)
  Marta Lach (POL) (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 21)
  Riejanne Markus (NED) (1994-09-01) 1 September 1994 (age 24)
  Ashleigh Moolman (RSA) (1985-12-09) 9 December 1985 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
  Pauliena Rooijakkers (NED) (1993-05-12) 12 May 1993 (age 26)
  Agnieszka Skalniak (POL) (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 22)
  Sabrina Stultiens (NED) (1993-07-08) 8 July 1993 (age 25)
  Inge van der Heijden (NED) (1999-08-12) 12 August 1999 (age 19)
  Marianne Vos (NED) (1987-05-13) 13 May 1987 (age 32)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The team was known as Fortitude Pro Cycling, prior to bringing WM3 Energy on board as main sponsor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortitude adds title sponsor to become WM3 Pro Cycling". Cyclingnews. 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Marianne Vos writes off 2015 goals". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company Ltd. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ Kirsten Frattini. "Women's news shorts: Hosking and Kirchmann ready for Qatar, Matrix signs Trott". Cyclingnews.com.
  4. ^ "Anna van der Breggen bests Ellen van Dijk in European opener". cyclingtips.com.au. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  5. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (29 September 2016). "Vos heads new Fortitude Pro Cycling women's team in 2017". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  6. ^ Arthurs-Brennan, Michelle. "Vos' Fortitude Cycling Becomes WM3 Pro Cycling & Hires Director". Total Women's Cycling. Factory Media. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  7. ^ Arthurs-Brennan, Michelle. "Vos' Fortitude Cycling Becomes WM3 Pro Cycling & Hires Director". Total Women's Cycling. Factory Media. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  8. ^ Cycling, News. "Marianne Vos wins sixth Dutch cyclo-cross title". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company Limited. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  9. ^ Anne-Marije, Rook. "The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back". Ella CyclingTips. Cycling Tips. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  10. ^ Zachary, Schuster. "A Dream No More: Sanne Cant Outsprints Marianne Vos to Earn First World Title – 2017 Cyclocross World Championships – Bieles, Luxembourg". Cyclocross Magazine. Cyclocross Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  11. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vos-wm3-team-to-become-waowdeals-pro-cycling-in-2018/
  12. ^ "CCC-Liv Team Unveils Competition Kit". Liv Cycling UK. Giant UK Ltd. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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