Amid talk of a declining sponsor support for American pro road racing, Hagens Bergman Axeon Cycling team has landed a major new sponsor for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The UCI continental level team will roll on Pinarello Dogma F10 bikes this season, as well as the Italian brands Bolide TT bikes.
“We have always supported the new generations,” says Fausto Pinarello, CEO and son of founder Giovani Pinarello. “The proposal made by Axel Merckx was welcomed with great pleasure.” Over the past 11 years, the U23 focused Hagens Bergman Axeon’s continental program has seen 31 riders move on to World Tour contracts.
“We are ver excited to work with Pinarello,” says Merckx of the new partnership, adding that working with the Italian brand “Will allow our team to utilize the very best equipment and technology needed to develop the best young riders in the world.”