CCC Sprandi Polkowice (CCC) - Wildcard
The Polish team CCC Sprandi Polkowice will be taking part for the fourth consecutive time. The name comprises three elements: CCC stands for the name of a Polish shoe manufacturer, which is the main sponsor, co-sponsor Sprandi is a Polish clothing brand and the team is based in the city of Polkowice in Lower Silesia.
Victor de la Parte of Spain battled for 11th place in the general classification ranking of the Tour de Suisse 2016. It remains to be seen who will take over as leader for the Polish team now that the Spaniard has retired. Jan Hirt is an obvious candidate in the mountain stage. Weighing in at just 60 kg, the Czech native finished strongly last year in 10th place in the stage ending at the Rettenbach glacier.