Après deux saisons chez Hagens Berman – Axeon, Christopher Blevins ne fera plus partie de l’effectif en 2019. L’Américain de 20 ans a décidé de se consacrer pleinement au VTT dès l’an prochain. Cette année, dans un programme route déjà très allégé, il avait remporté une étape du Tour de Gila (2.2), à Fort Bayard.
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Its been an incredible 2 years with @hbaxeon, but I will not be returning to the team in 2019. • Like many junior road cyclists in America, I dreamed of riding for this program for a long time, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so the past couple years. • The team’s exceptionalism echoes throughout the whole staff. Everyone involved creates an atmosphere to help us grow as cyclists and as people. I wouldn’t have been able to balance two full seasons of multiple disciplines without this environment and @axelmerckx ‘s receptiveness to my goals. • I never forget how cool it is to come together with teammates from all over the world, and I’ll never take for granted the bonds that are built throughout this sport. It’s something that extends beyond just bike racing. The Axeon family faced a lot of tragedies and triumphs in the last two years, and I’m thankful to have had some amazing teammates by my side through it all. • I’ve arrived at a point in my cycling career where my goals have come into clear focus, and my heart knows which direction to point in – and that’s towards the mountain bike. I’m excited to dedicate my full time and energy to the dirt side moving forward in 2019. To all of @hbaxeon, thank you. #Proveit #alwaysbeyoung