Team commitment brings Jakobsen to the win in Alsace

Team commitment brings Jakobsen to the win in Alsace

Today's stage between Neuf brisach and Dannemarie was the last chance for our riders to show the SEG Racing Academy flag at the Tour de l'Alsace, and what a way to do it.  Shortly into the stage a 5-man breakaway broke clear and the time gap escalated quickly up to five minutes. There was no cooperation in trying to get get the break back, and our guys took the control and responsibility of the bunch as they headed to the second half of the stage. They fully committed to the task, and the gap quickly…continue reading →
Queen stage done and dusted in Alsace

Queen stage done and dusted in Alsace

Today's profile presented a big showdown as it was marked as the queen stage of the Tour de l'Alsace. Eight categorized climbs were compressed in the 160 km long route that the peloton had to face between Neuf-Brisach and Dannemarie. The hilly start was an opportunity for the stage hunters to make their moves, but the bunch did not let the gap go too far and controlled at all times all the attacks and groups that tried to go up the road. That position adopted by the peloton allowed our Julius van den…continue reading →
Jordi Meeus signs as a trainee

Jordi Meeus signs as a trainee

We are happy to announce that Jordi Meeus will be part of the team from August 1 on. Jordi has signed a traineeship contract for the rest of the season and a one-year deal for 2018. We were already in contact with Jordi after his last season as junior, being trained by our coach Dries Hollanders. After some impressive results this year, it looks like the logical step for the strong Belgian rider to develop his big sprinting power and test his TT skills at our Academy. The strong Belgian rider, thinks that…continue reading →
Great team performance at the Tour de l’Alsace

Great team performance at the Tour de l’Alsace

Today's stage was off to a fast and hectic start as but our riders remained focus at all times. A big 18-man breakaway took off quite early in the day with Julius van den Berg and Jan Maas covering the moves, but bad luck was on the side of the U23 Dutch TT Champion and a flat tyre forced him to stop and being caught by the main group. The peloton didn't allow that big group much room and closed the gap before the special sprint at the 70km point. Once the bunch bridged…continue reading →
Hard fight all the way up the Planche des Belles Filles

Hard fight all the way up the Planche des Belles Filles

After yesterday's hectic TTT, the peloton started in Velleminfroy the first road stage of the Tour de l'Alsace. Today's route held three categorized climbs, with the two first category ones compressed within the last 30 km with finish line awaiting at the top of the Planche des Belles Filles. The peloton featured a fast start and after several attacks, it was a 16-man group the one that broke clear and formed the break of day. Due to the brutal final end of the stage, our guys rode smartly in the bunch saving power…continue reading →
Fast day as we get Tour de l’Alsace going

Fast day as we get Tour de l’Alsace going

It was a fast an hectic ride around the streets of Sausheim. A flat-out 4,7 km long circuit, which the riders tackled in two teams of three, kicked off the 2017 edition of the Tour de l'Alsace. The local lap had some sharp corners and roundabouts which made today's prologue a tough one to face. The good understanding between Fabio Jakobsen, Julius van den Berg and Edo Affini brought the U23 Dutch TT champion and the Italian rider to 11th and 12th spot on GC, just eleven seconds shy from the stage winner. Moreover,…continue reading →
De Vries: “I am happy with how my legs are.”

De Vries: “I am happy with how my legs are.”

After recovering of a very scary crash last month during a training ride in Limburg, our Hartthijs de Vries completed his first stage race of the season. The strong Dutchman already showed his rising form in the Nationals, where he took the bronze medal in the Road Race after narrowly missing out the podium in the Time Trial race, before tackling the the five days long Giro valle d'Aosta: "The feeling in Aosta was getting better day by day. After the team camp in Greece I didn't ride in the mountains, so I used this…continue reading →
Fighting as the only way of riding

Fighting as the only way of riding

The last day of racing at the Giro valle d'Aosta held an action packed 100 km stage for the riders. The short and explosive ride featured up to 3 categorized climbs. Due to the toughness of the race we only had two riders in the start line of today's stage, but that did not cut back the team's fighting spirit and both, Edoardo Affini and Hartthijs de Vries, were part of the 16-man breakaway. Our Italian rider was the first at the top of the 3rd category climb, in his third day in…continue reading →
Another day in the break for Edo Affini

Another day in the break for Edo Affini

Once again we had only three riders at the start of today's stage three at the Giro valle d'Aosta. But that setback did not stop our guys to try to be aggressive and be part of the queen stage of the race. In the first climb of the day a group of seven riders broke clear of the pack, with Edo Affini in it. Our strong Italian rider is showing his mental toughness and his combativity as today was his second day in the break in just three road stages, and thanks to his…continue reading →
Another tough day out in Aosta

Another tough day out in Aosta

It was another hard day out in the Giro valle d'Aosta. The tough parcour presented by the organization, that included six categorized climbs, was a massive one for the peloton. Our day couldn't start any worse as Stevie Williams, who crashed yesterday but finished the stage, did not start with a fractured wrist and Lucas Eriksson didn't roll to the start line either because of illness due to the excessive heat of these last days. The British climber and the Swedish all-rounder are set to go back home and let their injuries seal…continue reading →
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