Axeon Hagens Berman

One step at a time: Teenage phenom Adrien Costa looks to build on breakthrough season

After his impressive debut season last year with Axeon Hagens Berman, Adrien Costa returned to his family’s home in Oregon and did what any cyclist with the energy and enthusiasm of youth would do. He went for mountain-bike rides and ate home cooked meals. Costa, 19, also continued his business studies at Oregon State University four …

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 …

Commentary: These were the 10 most important stories in US cycling in 2016

There were countless stories to emerge during the 2016 season that had great significance, and impact, on American cycling. These were the 10 most important. 1. Kristin Armstrong, Olympic time trial champion 2. Megan Guarnier, 2016 UCI Women’s WorldTour champion 3. Amber Neben, world time trial champion 4. Axeon Hagens Berman: Best development team of all …

Baptism by fire at Tour of Britain for US prodigy Adrien Costa

A momentary lapse of concentration is all it can take to end a race. Sometimes a rider touches a wheel absent-mindedly, sometimes taking the wrong line into a corner. For Adrien Costa it was a brief moment sucking down an energy gel towards the back of the peloton on Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain. …

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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 …

Riding the rollercoaster: Days after broken collarbone, US champ Greg Daniel finalizes jump to WorldTour

At the recent Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the peloton was screaming towards the grueling climb of Mount Nebo on the fifth stage when a touch of wheels near the front of the peloton sent riders tumbling everywhere. U.S. national road champion Greg Daniel (Axeon Hagens Berman) was headed headfirst into the pavement, but …

Adrien Costa: A mind that moves mountains

He sits down in the plush armchair, but instead of leaning back, he leans forward – elbows on the knees, hands clasped together. Tense, nervous, uneasy. All of the above fill the air. In the background two legends, Axel Merckx and Alain Gallopin, speak in French and he seems to have one ear to them. …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de Beauce

Celebrating its 31st edition, the 2016 Tour de Beauce did not disappoint in providing a week of aggressive racing. While the WorldTour teams prepare for the Tour de France, Beauce is a race for North American teams and riders to step into their own and prepare themselves for a successful summer of competition. Race Recap: …

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Stars-and-stripes saga: The backstory behind Greg Daniel’s missing national champion’s jersey

Over Memorial Day weekend, 21-year-old Greg Daniel shocked the favorites with an emphatic victory at the U.S. national road championship. Almost a month later, he’s still without a team-issue stars-and-stripes jersey. Why? The answer is a convoluted story of jersey-design rules and interpretations, between his Axeon Hagens Berman team, USA Cycling, and the UCI. Daniel had looked forward …

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