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Fabio Jakosbsen wins Ronde van Noord Holland

Fabio Jakosbsen wins Ronde van Noord Holland

It was a fast day at Ronde van Noord Holland, and as expected the wind was present from early on. Our riders were always present in the moves and echelons, with Julius van den Berg and Adriaan Janssen representing the team in a dangerous moves in the first part of the race. When the bunch entered inside the last 25km ten riders went up the road, including van den Berg again and Fabio Jakobsen. Both Dutch riders made the teamwork count and after playing it smart following all the late attacks, the group…continue reading →
Van den Berg is the fastest at the DK TT

Van den Berg is the fastest at the DK TT

Julius van den Berg and Ide Schelling put on some big power and secured first and second in the time trial of the NH District Kampioenschap. This was Julius' first victory this season and the first podium finish for first-year U23 Schelling. Both riders had a great performance with an average speed above 48 km/h. This one was the sixth victory of the season for our team this season and the first in the race against the clock.continue reading →
Medical update on Hartthijs de Vries

Medical update on Hartthijs de Vries

Last Wednesday Harttijs de Vries suffered an accident while training on the roads of Limburg. The Dutch rider crashed into the back of a car and was taken to the hospital. Following several MRI scans, the doctors have fortunately discarded any severe injuries in his neck. After spending a day under observation, De Vries, who was third in last year’s Olympia’s Tour, was released and able to go back home. Besides several stitches in his neck and face, Hartthijs has a small fracture in his nose. Another MRI scan will be done in…continue reading →
Stevie Willams takes second at Flèche Ardennaise

Stevie Willams takes second at Flèche Ardennaise

The race featured a hectic start as many attacks were done in the first kilometers of the race. A dangerous move with 15 riders, including Julius van den Berg, led the peloton to pick the speed up and stayed together until the riders hit the slopes of the Côte the Vecquée. Several attacks went by but it wasn’t until the race arrived to the foot of the Côte de Cornesse, that the eventual winning move was made. Stevie Williams jumped off the main group and brought to his wheel three other riders with…continue reading →
Jasper Bovenhuis

Jasper Bovenhuis

Who? Jasper Bovenhuis. Dutch and one of the first members of the Academy. He was one of the few not U23 riders on the team, arriving as second-year elite cyclist. What about him? Jasper had spent some time at Rabobank U23, changed teams, lost faith and was ready to pick up his former sport (speed skating) again. He lost any hope but we saw something in him despite his age. We focused on specific roles within the team and he became our captain. From then on, he could develop with the right focus.…continue reading →
12th place on GC for Julius at Tour de Bretagne

12th place on GC for Julius at Tour de Bretagne

Once again it was a rainy stage at Tour de Bretagne. After a fast start, a group of 28 riders including the race leader and GC contenders went up the road, and our Julius van den berg alongside Stevie Williams were part of it. Julius got to the last lap in an 8-man chasing group, but in the closing kilometers an inopportune puncture forced him to led the group go. Stevie Williams gave his wheel to the Dutch rider and rolled to the line in 12th place. We wrap up the Tour de…continue reading →