Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team, the North American UCI Pro Continental U23 team managed by Axel Merckx of the iconic Merckx family, has today announced a partnership with TrainingPeaks to be their official training software through the end of their 2019 racing season.
“The ability to give detailed data analysis, workout planning and effective feedback between our riders and the directors is a vital component of our team’s overall success,” said the team’s owner/director Axel Merckx. “TrainingPeaks will play and important role in helping us develop the sport’s next generation of World Tour riders.”
Since the team’s founding in 2009 by Merckx, the development team has seen 26 of its riders graduate to World Tour teams, including alumni Lawson Craddock, Taylor Phinney, Ian Boswell and Nate Brown. The 2018 team roster includes the 2017 U23 world time trial champion Mikkel Bjerg of Denmark and 21-year old American Jonny Brown (younger brother of Nate Brown), who recently became the youngest U.S.A. Cycling Pro Road Race champion in history.
“I have enjoyed watching the success of the Axeon team throughout the years, and I’m very excited to see it officially become a part of the growing number of high performance teams using TrainingPeaks,” says Jim Miller, Vice President of Business Development at TrainingPeaks. “I expect we will continue to see great things from this team through the rest of 2018 and next season, and I’m proud to know that TrainingPeaks will be playing a vital role in this team’s journey.”