Ever since the year 2009, the former professional cyclist-Axel Merckx has been getting hold of some of the most reputed U23 riders. Some of the riders that he has discovered and who are popular World Tour riders are: BMC’s Taylor Phinney, Giant-Shimano’s Lawson Craddock, Cannondale Garmin’s Joe Dombrowski, Nathan Brown and Ben King, Trek Factory Racing’s Jasper Stuyven and many more.
Axel Merckx is the sporting director of U23 Development Team which has been re-branded for the 2015 cycling season as the Axeon Cycling Team (Axeon is going to be pronounced similarly like ‘action’).
The U23 Development Team was launched in the year 2009 as Trek-Livestrong. Later on in the year 2012, its name was transformed to Bontrager Cycling Team due to a change in the team’s title sponsor. In the 2014 cycling season, the team competed as the Bissell Development Team. (more…)Read More →