Hagens Berman Axeon is happy to announce the signing of the 2016 UCI Road Junior World Champion, Jakob Egholm.
“I have followed the team for several years now and have always dreamed of becoming a part of this awesome group of people. I couldn't think of a better place to develop as a cyclist and person.”
The Danish rider from Holbaek joins Axeon from Team Waoo. Egholm earned a stage win and 2nd overall in the general classification at Trophee Centre Morbihan. He also placed 7th at Eschborn Frankfurt U23 and 7th at Skive-Løbet.
The 20-year-old considers himself a versatile rider who can compete in different terrain. “I think it's due to my past as mountain biker where I learned to deal with all kinds of parcours,” said Egholm. “I consider that my strength.”
Looking forward to the upcoming season, Egholm looks to improve his climbing, but still keep his strength as an explosive rider. “I think that would make me a contender in a lot of races as well as being a good domestique for my teammates,” he said. “Hopefully that will bring a lot of success to myself and the Hagens Berman Axeon Team.”
Egholm is the second rider to join Axeon for the 2019 season.