SAM

JANISCH

Age
20
Map marker
Training base

Girona, Spain

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Age
20
Map marker
Training base

Girona, Spain

Follow SAM

Sam's Story

Words: Chad Childers Stripes Date: 10 March 2021

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Making the move from Hincapie / LEOMO p/b BMC, 20-year-old Sam Janisch joins the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team after missing much of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Joining the team means a lot to me,” said Samuel. “It’s a huge honor to follow in the footsteps of the alumni that have come through the program. It’s a big opportunity, and creates a lot of motivation on and off the bike.”

Born in Wauwatosa, WI, Samuel considers himself a well-rounded rider, though his strengths lean more towards climbing. He considers starting out in the sport experiencing a lot of “punchy racing” has given him a good balance. For 2021, he hopes to gain experience at a higher level to propel him to become a better racer and teammate.

“Sam comes to the team with limited experience but a great engine,” said sport director Jeff Louder. “He has been on a steady progression and joining Hagens Berman Axeon is an obvious next step after, like what was for most, a contracted 2020. Racing an international calendar with a deep roster of experienced riders will be a great opportunity for him to learn and develop. I am interested to see what he does with Axeon and think it will be a great fit for him and us.”

  • Current city: Girona
  • Languages spoken: English and un poco de Espanol
  • Favorite city: Amsterdam
  • Favorite food: Peanut butter
  • Favorite film: Interstellar
  • Favorite flavor of Honey Stinger: Vanilla
  • Book or Album reading/listening to right now: Currently relistening to The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. Besides that, it’s Chill Club Vibes playlist on repeat
  • Race you'd like to win someday: Liège–Bastogne–Liège
  • Interesting fact: My name rhymes with ham sandwich.
  • Are hotdogs a sandwich or taco? Sandwich
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