Hagens Berman Axeon added Kasper Anderson as the first signing of the 2022 season. The 2020 Junior European Road Race champion joined Axeon from the Danish Continental team ColoQuick.
“I am happy to take another step in my career into such a good team,” said a thrilled Kasper. “I have always admired Hagens Berman Axeon, and to be part of the team in 2022 is a dream coming true and a boost for my confidence. I hope to make a lot of steps to becoming a better cyclist and a more wholesome person with Axeon.”
The 19-year-old from Copenhagen, Denmark added another title in 2020 when he became the Junior European champion on the track in the madison. In 2022, Kasper earned multiple podiums including two 2nd place stage finishes at the Tour of Rhodes and 3rd place on the opening stage of Giro Ciclistico d'Italia U23.
Kasper enjoys a variety of racing, particularly difficult and long races with some hills and short climbs. He is also not deterred by crosswinds as he has endured them his whole life living in Denmark. The young Dane has been a great compliment to the team as he is a rider who maintains a good sprint even at the end of a hard race and finds, “the harder the race, the better I am in the final,” said Kasper.
“I’m excited to be back another year with the team, we've had a lot of changes with the riders, so most of it is new,” he said. “I find myself in a very happy position in the team and enjoy being around staff and my teammates. I couldn't be more happy where I find myself in 2023, looking forward to the start the season!!!!!”
“We are excited to have Kasper on the team for another year,” said team owner and director Axel Merckx. “He has proven he has the potential to make it to the World Tour and we are thankful he chose to continue his development with us.”