Jakub Mareczko to Add Sprint Dimension to Continuum Sports Roster13. September 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Continuum Sports will welcome Italian sprint sensation Jakub Mareczko to the roster in 2019, General Manager Jim Ochowicz announced today.
The 24-year-old’s sprinting prowess will diversify the team’s roster and allow the team to be competitive in sprint stages throughout the season, Ochowicz said.
“At 24-years-old, Jakub Mareczko is an up-and-coming sprint talent and we are excited to welcome him to Continuum Sports. With 35 career wins to his name, Jakub has already recorded an impressive palmarès while racing at the Professional Continental level so we look forward to helping him develop further and achieve his first WorldTour win in the near future. Jakub has had some near misses at the Giro d’Italia, with three second places in the last two editions, against some of the best sprinters in the World so it is clear he has a lot of talent” Ochowicz explained.
“Jakub will have the opportunity to work with an established performance team and learn from some of the best riders in the peloton. Although Continuum Sports has never been a team dedicated to sprinters, we have many riders in the roster who will make a valuable lead out for Jakub in the sprint finishes.”
The majority of Mareczko's victories have come in Asia in the past three seasons, however his international success includes stage wins at Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali and the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey.
Mareczko is excited to make the step up to the WorldTour with Continuum Sports, which will be sponsored by Polish shoe and mag manufacturer CCC from 2019.
“I’m very happy to join a WorldTour team for the first time in my career. With my Polish heritage, it is particularly exciting to join Continuum Sports when CCC come on board as the title sponsor,” Mareczko said.
“I hope to learn as much as I can from my new teammates and contribute to the team’s success. My first ambition for the 2019 season is to be competitive in the biggest sprint races and hopefully get my first WorldTour victory.”
In keeping with team policy, no other details of the contract were released.