The solution to having more Americans in the Tour de France rests on our current youth development system. And right now, the American system faces hard times.
A year after missing out on racing in California, the squad upgraded to the Pro Continental level and has high hopes for 2018.
Billed as "America's Toughest Stage Race," the Tour of Utah serves as an important stepping stone for younger riders and teams.
Axel Merckx never expected to direct a development team, but for years he's been at the helm of one of cycling's most prolific outfits.
Three of the top-five riders in the GC after the first two stages are 23 years old or younger
Bontrager rider took third in the time trial at U.S. nationals and won the most courageous jersey at the Amgen Tour of California