Hagens Berman Axeon continues so as to add to their 2020 roster, maximum not too long ago saying the signing of 18-year-old Michael Garrison from Roy Knickman’s LUX Construction Biking Staff.
Michael Garrison is the more youthful brother of Ian Garrison, the U23 time trial global championships silver medalist who rode for Axeon for 3 years and not too long ago signed with Deceuninck-QuickStep for 2020 and 2021.
Michael Garrison had a stand-out ultimate 12 months within the junior ranks, which culminated with participation in the USA group’s first- and third-place finishes within the junior street race by means of Quinn Simmons and Angus Sheffield, respectively. Michael Garrison was once 12th at the tricky Yorkshire route after serving to his teammates.
Along with this season’s general win at L’Abitibi, the place he gained a street level and the person time trial, Michael Garrison gained the Cat half of GC at Excursion of the Gila and was once first at Excursion of the Southern Highlands junior race. He was once additionally fourth at junior Paris-Roubaix and within the GC a SPIE Internationale Juniorendriedaagse.
“Becoming a member of Hagens Berman Axeon is greater than with reference to racing motorcycles,” Garrison mentioned in a remark launched by means of his new group. “I sit up for being part of an implausible staff of fellows that care about extra than simply the outcome over the road.”
Garrison mentioned he considers himself an all-rounder with a unique focal point at the time trial.
“My largest power is that of my cardio aspect evidently,” he mentioned. “I additionally really feel like certainly one of my largest strengths is the power to suppose within the warmth of the races. I have a tendency to overthink issues, which is able to every now and then be a little problematic, and I am hoping to support on that steadiness in 2020.”
Hagens Berman Axeon sports activities director Jeff Louder, who helped information Ian Garrison for 3 seasons, mentioned he believes Michael Garrison will are compatible in neatly with the group’s philosophy.
“He was once a standout junior, and I’m excited to peer what he can do throughout his time with us,” Louder mentioned. “He is his personal guy, however he clearly comes from a really perfect circle of relatives and I be expecting having every other Garrison at the group will likely be as certain an enjoy because it was once with Ian.”
Michael Garrison is the 1/3 rider to sign up for the 2020 Axeon roster after the group introduced signing Jens Reynders and Jarrad Drizners closing month.