Tao Geoghegan Hart and Axel Merckx open applications for stagiaire role

Tao Geoghegan Hart and Axel Merckx open applications for stagiaire role



Tao Geoghegan Hart and Axel Merckx have opened up applications for a stagiaire position on the U23 Hagens Berman Axeon squad. The Ineos Grenadiers rider, who is competing in his first Tour de France, made the announcement on Friday evening via his Instagram account. The position was created in order to open up pathways for riders and improve cultural and racial diversity within the sport. 

“Everyone has a dream. Everyone has a journey. The foundations of my dream and my journey, were built during 3 unforgettable years with @hbaxeon.Tomorrow I start my first @letourdefrance with the incredible @ineosgrenadiers. Another dream realised. With this in mind, @axelmerckx and I are today inviting applications for the opportunity to ride for the team this summer. We are looking for male riders born in 2000-2002, although those from 1999 will also be considered,” the 2020 Giro d’Italia winner wrote.

“We understand there are many young riders that would love this opportunity. However this stagiaire position is specifically aimed toward the progression of diversity and inclusivity within the amazing sport of Cycling. For riders who’d like to be considered, please send applications to ridewithus@axelmerckxproject.com. Include your best results and up to 300 words giving context on your career, your journey so far and, most importantly, your dreams. Deadline July 12th.” 



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