Another rider that joined the team after an extremely successful 2017 is the Ronde van Vlaanderen Juniors Champion, Maikel Zijlaard. The Dutchman also notched victories at Omloop van de Maasvallei and Zepperen-Zepperen as well as an impressive 10th place finish at Paris-Roubaix Espoirs. It’s no surprise that the Tour of Flanders Juniors Champion prefers the Classics and races in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Zijlaard reflecting on his first year with Hagens Berman Axeon said, “I think 2018 was a good year for me. I learned a lot from both my teammates and the races I did. I felt that I was getting better and better as the season continued.”
The 19-year-old is looking forward to 2019 and continuing to learn, grow, and get stronger. He also remains focused on working together with teammates to earn victories. “Maybe we can get some wins together because we have a really strong team again this year,” he said.
|57th||Grand Prix d'Isbergues - Pas de Calais|
|0th||Tour de l'Eurométropole|
|117th||Grand Prix de Wallonie|
|17th||Gylne Gutuer GP|
|93rd||The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah|
|0th||National Championships Netherlands - Road Race|
|24th||National Championships Netherlands - ITT|
|105th||Grand Prix Priessnitz spa|
|82nd||Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste|
|75th||Arno Wallaard Memorial|
|0th||Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften|
|3rd||Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux - Stage 1|
|23rd||Stage 3a (ITT)|
|78th||Danilith Nokere Koerse|
|20th||Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen|
Tournai, Belgium - After his 2nd place finish in Stage two’s time trial, Mikkel Bjerg held the yellow race leader’s jersey through Sunday’s final stage to win the general classification title at Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux. Additionally, the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team captured its...
Roubaix, France - Three punctures in the last 25 kilometers did not stop the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team from placing 2 riders in the top 10 at Paris - Roubaix Espoirs on Sunday. Jasper Philipsen finished in 4th place and Jonny Brown finished in 7th.
“I am ecstatic about my ride today,”...
Dol-de-Bretagne, France - After getting caught in another mid-race crash, Rui Oliveira leaned on his teammates to bridge him up to the breakaway where he was able to sprint to a 4th place finish on the second to last stage at Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste.
Dutchman Julius Van Den Berg (SEG...
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