I Am Specialized: Axel Merckx

Axel Merckx & the Axeon Hagens Berman team in preparation for the Tour of California.

In a past life, Axel Merckx was a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist. Today, he’s the owner and general manager of the finest U23 outfit in the world, Axeon Hagens Berman. We caught up with him and the team ahead of the AMGEN Tour of California to learn what motivates him, the underlying ethos of the Axeon squad, and what he hopes to capture with the future stars of cycling.

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