Axel Merckx

Q&A with Axel Merckx: Team’s exclusion from California is ‘unfortunate for development of US cycling’

During his 15-year professional career, Axel Merckx experienced cycling’s disappointments as much as any rider. But as a team owner and director, he says he’s now facing his biggest setback. Merckx, in his ninth season as owner and director of Axeon Hagens Berman, was recently informed by Amgen Tour of California organizers AEG that his …

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Dunbar poised to seize chances heading into year two with Axeon Hagens Berman team

He’s seen as a promising young talent for the future, an aggressive rider who has fired off a salvo of long-range attacks in recent seasons and who is moving closer to a big win. As the days tick down to the start of his season in next week’s Volta ao Alentejo, Eddie Dunbar says that …

Photo gallery: 2017 Axeon Hagens Berman team camp

The 2017 Axeon Hagens Berman held a training camp January 8-18 in Calabasas, California. Founded in 2009 by Axel Merckx, the Continental squad 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 …

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Faces of the Future: Colin Joyce, 2016 Tour of Alberta stage winner

American Colin Joyce has been winning bike races for nearly a decade, but the UCI 2.1 Tour of Alberta is a far different animal than junior age-group time trial and road race titles in minuscule fields at the Utah state championship. No one knows the difference more than Joyce. The just-turned 22-year-old from Pocatello, Idaho, claimed his …

Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Greipel takes sprint win at Tour de Luxembourg; Jaramillo takes stage win at Tour of Japan; Gilbert leaving BMC after 2016; Henao set to make return at Dauphiné; Citing Zika virus, pregnant wife, van Garderen withdraws name from Olympic selection; UCI announces women’s Olympic road events allocations; Comedy of errors …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Giro d’Italia: Maiden Grand Tour stage win for Wellens on first mountain finish of race; Preview: What you need to know about the 2016 Amgen Tour of California; Lars van der Haar joins Nys-led Telenet–Fidea; Andre Greipel’s Giro d’Italia stage-winning Strava ‘lunch ride’; Wiggins shows off new cycling shoes inspired …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: US crowns Huff, Tamayo pro criterium champions; Five talking points from the 2016 Amstel Gold Race; How the Race Was Won: 2016 Amstel Gold Race; Preview: 7 things to know about the Flèche Wallonne Femmes; Is Taylor Phinney’s Roubaix dream still a realistic one?; Hidden motors: Nibali, …

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Faces of the Future: Nine things to know about Eddie Dunbar

As part of a new series entitled ‘Faces of the Future’, we’re taking a look at the personalities, ambitions, and palmares of some of the young and talented cyclists you might not know much about, but you’ll be hearing lots about. Eddie Dunbar is one of the biggest young talents in Irish cycling and while …

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Merckx University: Axel’s Class of 2016

As the field hurtled through the small town of Bountiful, Axeon’s Logan Owen steadily surfed his way through the field. It was stage 3 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. One day earlier, Owen had finished sixth in a bunch sprint. This day, he was aiming higher. Into the final corner, Owen came …

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