After Axel Merckx drove as a trainee for the Motorola team in 1993 , he became a professional racing cyclist with the Telekom team in 1994 . In 1995 he moved back to the Motorola team, where he was Lance Armstrong's teammate . His other positions were from 1997 to 1998 with the Polti team , from 1999 to 2000 Mapei-Quick Step , from 2001 to 2002 Domo-Farm Frites and from 2003 to 2004 Lotto-Domo . In 2005 he was under contract with the UCI ProTeam Davitamon Lotto . In 2006 he drove for Phonak . After the dissolution of this team , he switched back to the T-Mobile team in 2007, where he ended his career as a professional cyclist in August 2007.
Axel Merckx celebrated his greatest successes in 2000 when he won the Belgian road cycling championship and the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia . Also in 2000 he won the Tour de Wallonie . At the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 he was twelfth in the road race , in 2004 he won the bronze medal at the Games in Athens behind the Italian Paolo Bettini and the Portuguese Sérgio Paulinho . Merckx competed in the Tour de France nine times ; In 1998 , his best overall result was tenth.
Since the end of his active career, Axel Merckx, who has lived in Canada ever since, worked as team director for the U23 team Trek-Livestrong , which was founded by Lance Armstrong, later Bontrager Cycling Team and in 2014 Bissell . Since 2015 the name of the team has been Axeon Cycling Team .
- 1993: Motorola ( Stagiaire )
- 1994: Team Telekom
- 1995-1997: Motorola
- 1997–1998: Team Polti
- 1999-2000: Mapei-Quick Step
- 2001-2002: Domo-Farm Frites
- 2003-2004: Lotto Domo
- 2005-2006: Davitamon Lotto
- 2006: Phonak Cycling Team
- 2007: T-Mobile team
- 14 riders make up Merckx's Bissell development team. bontragercyclingteam.com, accessed August 16, 2012 .
- Axeon Cycling - History. (No longer available online.) In: axeoncycling.com. May 14, 2014, archived from the original on September 8, 2015 ; accessed on October 10, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Axel Merckx in the Radsportseiten.net database
- Axel Merckx in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Axel Merckx in the Tour de France database(French / English )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Belgian cyclist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 8, 1972|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ukkel|