Tao Geoghegan Hart ‘s search to sponsor a rider on the Hagens Berman Axeon team later this year continues, with last year’s Giro d’Italia winner still looking for an athlete to bring to the development team he previously rode for.
In February, the Ineos Grenadiers rider announced plans to fund a slot on Axel Merckx’s development team in order to help increase diversity in cycling.
Both the rider and Merckx have received applications for the slot and the hope is that the rider will start as a stagiaire later this year and then potentially remain on the team in 2022 if they are still age-eligible.
Speaking directly to Cyclingnews from the Baby Giro in Italy, Merckx said that he would catch up with Geoghegan Hart in the coming days and that he and his ex-rider were committed to the project.
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"There’s no real update yet. We’re working on it but there’s nothing official to announce. We’re looking at different riders, we’re taking it seriously and this is going to happen for sure. Tao is also getting ready for the Tour but it’s going to come from both of us. We’re having a call in a few days and we’ll take it from there," Merckx said."The idea is to give […]