Many of the Axeon Hagens Berman training rides traversed the Santa Monica Mountains. (Photo by Davey Wilson.)

Photo gallery: 2016 Axeon Hagens Berman team camp

by Neal Rogers

The 2016 Axeon-Hagens Berman held a training camp in January in Agoura Hills, California.

Founded in 2009 by Axel Merckx, the Continental squad Axeon Hagens Berman has the goal of developing young talent into professional riders.

With the backing of an international racing program, the team supports talented young cyclists in their journey toward becoming top athletes and role models.

The program has advanced 18 riders to the WorldTour ranks, including Giro d’Italia stage winner Taylor Phinney, past U.S. national road champion Ben King, two-time Amgen Tour of California “best young rider” Lawson Craddock, 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah winner Joe Dombrowski, and 2009 junior world road champion Jasper Stuyven.

The 2016 Axeon Hagens Berman roster

Will Barta (USA)
Jonny Brown (USA)
Adrien Costa (USA)
Geoffrey Curran (USA)
Greg Daniel (USA)
Eddie Dunbar (Ireland)
Tao Geoghegan Hart (Great Britain)
Ruben Guerreiro (Portugal)
Colin Joyce (USA)
Krists Neilands (Latvia)
Phil O’Donnell (USA)
Just Oien (USA)
Logan Owen (USA)
Neilson Powless (USA)
Tyler Williams (USA)
Chad Young (USA)

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