BAGS OF MONEY
CCC is a bag and footwear retailer, with 450 stores in Poland alone and 550 more across Central and Eastern Europe, making it Europe’s second biggest shoe retailer. Plans are afoot to open a further 200 stores, particularly in the Middle East as well as Mexico.
Owner Dariusz Mi¯ek is said to be Poland’s fourth richest individual, with a personal fortune of over one billion Euros. He was brie"ly a professional rider, but gave up after a series of crashes and injuries. “Which was bad news for his career,” observes Piotr Wadecki with a wry grin, “but which was fortunate for the team.”
A huge cycling fan, CCC’s owner has taken a keen interest in the new WorldTour squad. “Wadecki might be the frontman in the negotations but it’s always Mi¯ek who calls the shots”, says Przeglad Sportowy’s Wolnicki.