Axel Merckx Academy Vision

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Axels comments about the AMYDF-“I would like to help Canada’s youth pursue their dreams in the sport of cycling and this new partnership with Cycling BC and the Canadian Cycling Association will help achieve this goal. “~ Axel Merckx

Axel Merckx Cycling History

Growing up in Belgium with cycling in his blood, Axel Merckx started racing at an early age. He understood the merits of starting young with structured plans and experienced coaching. Axel’s success as a youth rider kickstarted his professional cycling career in 1994. Winner of the 2000 Belgian National Championship, he participated in 10 Tour de France races, finishing as the highest-placed Belgian rider six times. Axel’s other accomplishments include winning stages in the Giro d’Italia and Dauphine Libere, as well as winning an Olympic medal in 2004.
Axel retired from professional cycling in 2007 and moved with his family to Kelowna, British Columbia – hometown of his wife, Canadian triathlete Jodi Cross. Since his retirement, Axel has dedicated himself to developing young cyclists across North America, particularly in Western Canada. In 2011, in partnership with his wife, Jodi, they created the Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation (AMYDF), a not-for-profit initiative established to help develop and steward the future of Canada’s young cyclists.
Among many of its projects, the AMYDF offers clinics and races each year for young riders across the province of B.C. Most recently, the Red Devils Cycling Academy– a branch of the AMYDF – emerged in 2014 out of the observable need for a well-organized, well-structured club program for young cyclists in the region.

As a further testament to his passion for developing young cyclists, Axel is also owner and director of Axeon Cycling Team, a high performance U23 professional cycling team. Through the AMYDF, Axel applies the same principles and support to young, local riders as he does with his Axeon pro cyclists. His resume for developing young talent – 18 of his former development riders are now racing in the Pro Tour ranks – is unparalleled in professional cycling.

Axel Merckxs Links

Axel Merckx – Granfondo YouTube Channel

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Axel Merckx – Granfondo Website

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Axel Merckx – Wikipedia Page

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Axel Merckx – Youth Cycling Series

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Axel Merckx – U23 Axeon Development team

Axel Merckx Twitter News

I didn’t win lots but this one was very special . twitter.com/Miroir2Cyclism…

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@kvermaerke @JeffLouder @kmoerenhout @HBAxeon You proved you can climb all day long . Only hilly races for you from now on!

Help us bring the Road Cycling World Championships to Portland! Go to PDXworlds.com to sign the petition and help @PDXworlds make it happen! #PDXCYCLINGWORLDS

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@TrekTeamMatt I am coming back to Belgium 🇧🇪! 🍻🍟

The moment I asked @trainlouder . How far back is @kmoerenhout ? 📸 @daveywilson

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The things your daughter makes you do in quarantine. #dancemoves #StayAtHome #DaddyDaughter

I can’t believe we won’t have our talks anymore before or after any races . Pat , you were a kind man with a lot of respect for the sport . A great advocate for domestic cycling but above all a great man. Condolences to his friends and family. RIP Pat cyclingnews.com/news/cyclingne…

Look at that style! twitter.com/perempictures/…

I am really enjoying your cooking lessons. Very entertaining . #proveit on all levels. twitter.com/SamBewley/stat…


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Granfondo Twitter News

#SupportLocal: Our next featured local business is @PlayWinery in #Penticton - amazing food, free delivery. Their "Play-To-Go" menu is worth checking out, and includes delicious Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Braised Short Ribs (pictured). playwinery.com @VisitPenticton

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#SupportLocal: Our next local spotlight shines on one of #penticton's newest pizzerias - Pizzeria Tratto. Great people & great selection of pizzas! Take-out 3pm - 8pm Tuesday through Sunday. pizzeriatratto.com @VisitPenticton @cityofpenticton @PentChamber @DTPenticton

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Check it out. Some of our neighbours to the South want to bring the UCI World Championships to Portland, Oregon. We think it's a great idea! pdxcyclingworlds.com/#Supporters #cycling #uci

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#SupportLocal: Today's shout-out goes to one of Penticton's newest pizza spots: Corleone’s Pizzeria. For take-out or delivery, Corleone's is top notch. Plus, the owner has been offering a free small pizza to anyone who lost their job during this pandemic facebook.com/corleones.pizz…

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#SupportLocal: @thebikebarn is still open & booking bike tune-ups into May now. Yesterday we picked up a kid's balance bike (they have those too!) & made an almost 2-year-old very happy. The good folks at the Bike Barn are available by phone or e-mail! bikebarn.ca

test Twitter Media - #SupportLocal: @thebikebarn  is still open & booking bike tune-ups into May now. Yesterday we picked up a kid's balance bike (they have those too!) & made an almost 2-year-old very happy. The good folks at the Bike Barn are available by phone or e-mail! https://t.co/SbTup9RcH6 https://t.co/XZYDEJGWMZ

#SupportLocal: Let's start w/ @TheVillaRosa. Last night a team member ordered take-out - the cannelloni was made by pasta angels. Villa Rosa is open for take-out Wednesday to Sunday, has free delivery & provides 20% off on take-out thevillarosa.com #Penticton

test Twitter Media - #SupportLocal: Let's start w/ @TheVillaRosa. Last night a team member ordered take-out - the cannelloni was made by pasta angels. Villa Rosa is open for take-out Wednesday to Sunday, has free delivery & provides 20% off on take-out https://t.co/x4KTUQPoho #Penticton https://t.co/T02A5ncABV

#SupportLocal: Each day we'll share info on local & regional shops, restaurants, breweries, wineries, etc. Sponsor or not, now is the time to support our local small businesses in #Penticton & the South Okanagan @DTPenticton @VisitPenticton @PentChamber

@say_manda Sorry to hear the email update missed you yesterday. Yes, we'll be sending additional info to all registered riders by April 10th.

In the interest of the health & safety of our riders, volunteers & staff, the 2020 @axelsgranfondo has been cancelled. Currently registered 2020 riders will receive additional details by April 10th. We thank you for your continued support. @ProsperaCU granfondoaxelmerckx.com

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Our 20-week #Training Plans for the 10th @axelsgranfondo are now available. Visit: granfondoaxelmerckx.com/training. Select your distance (160k, 126k, 92k, 55k) and getting training! #granfondo #fondo #cycling #okanagan

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The 10th edition of @axelsgranfondo is right around the corner on Sunday, July 12th. Are you ready to ride? Come experience epic...in the Okanagan Wine Country granfondoaxelmerckx.com #Granfondo #Fondo #Cycling #Okanagan #Penticton @ProsperaCU @CyclingBC @HelloBC @VisitPenticton

Best of luck and congrats on the new chapter, @theboz91! It was great to host you 8 years ago at @axelsgranfondo - there'll always be a spot at the start line for you! twitter.com/theboz91/statu…

Before we start our BIG push toward the Super Early Bird deadline (Jan. 10th), a quick pause to thank our volunteers and sponsors who REALLY make @axelsgranfondo what it is - one of North America's top cycling events. @ProsperaCU @cityofpenticton @thevelofix @pentictonramada

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Our Super Early Bird deadline approaches! Register for the 10th @axelsgranfondo (July 12, 2020 | Penticton, BC) by Friday, Jan. 10th and you'll save as much as $35 off your entry...plus be entered to win a set of @ZippSpeed wheels! granfondoaxelmerckx.com #granfondo #cycling


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