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Will Barta

Birthdate 04.01.1996
Height & weight 175 cm | 61 KG
Speciality All-rounder
Country United States

American rider Will Barta will step up to the UCI WorldTour with CCC Team in 2019 after impressing at U23 level and having already gained valuable WorldTour experience at the AMGEN Tour of California in 2018.

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American rider Will Barta will step up to the UCI WorldTour with CCC Team in 2019 after impressing at U23 level and having already gained valuable WorldTour experience at the AMGEN Tour of California in 2018, which saw him secure a top ten finish on stage 3.

Barta secured a series of solid top ten results in 2018 including third overall on the General Classification at Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux. A standout performance came in 2017 when Barta finished fourth at the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège. In the same year, he also showed his time trialing skills by finishing fourth in the US National Time Trial Championships.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

I think I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist as soon as I started riding at around 11 or 12 years old. There was just something about it, the riding, the racing and the travel opportunities that it would provide, which interested me from a young age.

My greatest racing memory is…

Finishing 8th at the Tour de Bretagne in 2015 was an important race for me. It was always a big race in the U23 calendar and I was just 19 that year so it was great to feel like I had delivered over the course of the whole seven-day race was great. It was something that I wasn’t sure I could do at that point so it was nice to prove to myself that I could.

The race I dream of winning is…

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

As well as cycling, I’m slowly studying Econmics at university so if I wasn’t racing just now, and, when this adventure is over, it would probably be something to do with that.

 

 

 

 

 

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