“Joining Hagens Berman Axeon was a very special feeling,” said Drizners. “Axeon is a team that I have looked up to over the years, so to now be able to call them teammates is amazing.”
The young Aussie had one of the biggest years of his racing career winning a U23 national title in the criterium, the GC/overall victory at Tour of King Valley (as well as stage 2), and winning the UCI Blast Criterium in Brisbane. Drizners also showed his talent and flexibility in 2019 by earning third place finishes on the track at the Hong Kong UCI World Cup Team Pursuit as well as the Australian Elite Men’s Individual Pursuit.
The 20-year-old from Adelaide, South Australia started the 2020 season off with a bang, adding a second U23 national title to his name in the road race.
Drizners adds depth to the current Hagens Berman Axeon roster as he excels in short climbs, crosswinds, criteriums, and bunch sprints. Throughout the season, he hopes to improve on his overall climbing ability and time trialing.
“Jarrad brings a lot of potential to the team,” said sport director Jeff Louder. “His focus has been split between road and track and he has excelled in both. He has proven to be a strong competitor on home soil and in Europe and I expect to see him continue to continue his development as a fast finisher and hard man on the international stage.”