Left without a racing season in 2020 due to covid19, Simon Jones, the “small, punchy rider with a fast finish” from Milwaukee, WI, was one of the riders most ready to PROVEIT in 2021 when he joined the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team. Simon came to Axeon by way of Hincapie / LEOMO p/b BMC.
“For me, joining Hagens Berman Axeon means getting the opportunity to showcase how much I’ve grown as a bike racer since my last races in 2019,” said Simon.
Boasting of one of the most unique accolades in professional cycling, Simon argues that his “height to bottle carrying ability ratio” is one of the most impressive. He is a great teammate who always tries to bring a good atmosphere to the team. For 2022, the 22-year-old hopes to continue to improve his ability to compete in races with more climbing and general strength and comfort in European racing.
Sport director Koos Moerenhout believes Simon’s experience as a 5th year U23 rider will help get results for himself and the team. “He has the power to go for results himself and I think he continues to be a great addition to the team, not only as an individual, but as a teammate,” he said. “I am excited to see what Simon does in 2022 and expect him to capitalize and make the most of it during his development as a pro rider.”