Pinarello has been overly impressed by North America’s premier UCI continental U23 development team. With this collaboration we hope to empower the future of professional cycling. Cicli Pinarello will supply its bikes for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team athletes will race on DOGMA F10 disk version, unquestionable frame symbol of the international successes by Cicli Pinarello in the last two seasons, while for the Time Trial trials of course the BOLIDE TT, maximum support to try to collect numerous and prestigious successes even at a youth level. Mixing the old with the new; The history and pedigree of Cicli Pinarello is like no other cycling brand, with 26 grand tour victories and numerous world and national championships, it is a brand synonymous with winning combined with this excellent under 23 reality.
The opportunity to take such a brand combined with the raw talent from this young team has Fausto Pinarello and Axel Merckx ecstatic. Over the past 11 years this team has graduated 31 riders into world tour contracts, results that speak for themselves. Putting the world’s fastest young riders on the world’s fastest bike, we only expect to see these numbers improve.
“We have always supported the new generations”, says Fausto Pinarello (CEO and Son of Giovani Pinarello Founder) “so the proposal made by Axel Merckx was welcomed with great pleasure, as we will always offer our maximum technology and experience to help them achieve their goals”. ”
Axel Merckx (Team Director): “We are very excited to work with Pinarello, one of the most legendary brands in the rich history of cycling. They bring so much to the table, and will allow our team to utilize the very best equipment and technology needed develop the best young riders in the world while continuing to win races.”
Exciting results are coming, and the Hagans Berman Axeon & Cicli Pinarello partnership will be one to watch! Axel Merckx is a world-renowned retired Belgian cyclist who retired to British Columbia, Canada, in 2007. Born in 1972 in Uccle, Belgium, he is the son of one of the strongest cyclist of all time Eddy Merckx. Axel himself enjoyed a stellar racing career, earning the bronze medal in the Olympic road race in 2004, winning one stage of the Giro d’Italia in 2000, the same year that he was the Belgian national road champion. He began his professional cycling career in 1993 as a member of the Motorola Cycling Team. Most recently, Axel has become synonymous with the success of the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team as the squad’s director and now, owner.
Cicli Pinarello S.R.L. is one of the most famous and winning bike manufacturers in the world. Founded in Treviso (Italy) in 1952 by Giovanni (Nani) Pinarello, its focus was to produce the highest end racing bikes. The name, Pinarello, recalls legendary victories of the greatest cyclists of all time: since 1975, the first victory in Giro d’Italia with Fausto Bertoglio, Pinarello has won all of the most important races in the world, including Olympics, World Championships and Tour de France.