It’s one thing to win a World Championship after leaving the program, it’s quite another to join the team having already won a World Championship. Which is precisely what Bjerg did after winning his U23 Time Trial World Championship last year in Bergen, Norway.
“Looking at the (rainbow) jersey in the hotel room afterward felt so strange,” he said. “It took a good week after the race before I realized what I had done. It was really special.”
Bjerg has his hopes set on defending his U23 World Title in 2018. “It’s a big goal for me and would mean a lot to keep the jersey.”
|0th||Danilith Nokere Koerse|
|1st||Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen|
The second race of the season for the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team started off in unusual conditions in Belgium: it was sunny and almost 13°C (55°F). The Danilith Nokere Koerse, a 191 km (118 mi) semi classic race in the Flanders region, is the first UCI category 1.HC race in the program’s...
Hagens Berman Axeon’s first race of the season, Dorpenomloop Rucphen, a 188km (116.8mi), UCI category 1.2 race in the Netherlands, proved to be one for the team’s history books. After racing for only 38km, world champion and first-year rider Mikkel Bjerg went off the front. Bjerg worked with two...