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Week’s Best Videos: A day in the life of Axel Merckx, a Quest to Nepal, Bootlegger 100 recap

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In the latest of Specialized’s pro roadie behind the scenes flicks, have a look in on the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team to follow Axel Merckx & company as they prep for the Tour of California. Beside good cycling genes, the younger Merckx was in the past a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist. Now he owns and manages his U23 team that will take the start in San Diego next week.

Check out more from this past week’s best videos after the break…

Go on a Quest to Nepal in the first of a series of short films about exploring new places by Mavic. This gorgeous footage follows rider Tito Tomasi on his bucket-list trip through Nepal with some sobering stops to look at the after effects of last year’s earthquake.

Our gravel correspondent Jayson O’Mahoney captured 10,000 feet of climbing and other fun things at the Bootlegger 100. Held on North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountain gravel roads, this quick recap gives you a glimpse at the good times to be had here in Bikerumor’s home state. Check out more on his website, GravelCyclist.com.

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