Action packed weekend of racing at the Ronde van Midden Nederland

Action packed weekend of racing at the Ronde van Midden Nederland

Our guys kicked off an action packed weekend at the Ronde van Midden Nederland yesterday with a 26,7 km long team time trial. The course consisted of two laps around a 13,4 km in a predominantly flat parcour. Our seven man line-up completed the course in just under 30 minutes with an average speed of 52,6 km/h, rolling to the line with the 13th fastest time of the day. Today was the turn for the second part of the race as the peloton tackled the Ronde van Midden Nederland classic, that will start in…continue reading →
Hard day out in GP Stad Zottegem

Hard day out in GP Stad Zottegem

It was a hard day on the bike for our 5-man squad in Belgium's GP Stad Zottegem. The race was off to a fast start with many attackers trying to go on the break of the day, and our riders kept the Academy's flag well represented. First it was Ide Schelling who followed some early moves trying to make the good cut, and afterwards it was Jordi Meeus' turn. Bad luck was on the side of our trainee as was chasing the eventual breakaway of the day when he crashed without consequences, after…continue reading →
Cees Bol makes his comeback today in Zottegem

Cees Bol makes his comeback today in Zottegem

Today's Belgian one day classic, GP Stad Zottegem, marks Cees Bol comeback at racing level. The 2016 winner of the Olympia's Tour suffered a domestic accident on March 3rd, just a couple of days before GP Lillers where he was supposed to kick off his 2017 season:"I just came back from training and I was resting at home, when all the sudden I fainted because standing up fast and fell on my head. I was unconscious but it was sure that I suffered a concussion." The recovery process wasn't an easy road for Cees…continue reading →
Evensen takes fourth at the Ronde van de Achterhoek

Evensen takes fourth at the Ronde van de Achterhoek

The Dutch Ronde van de Achterhoek was on the menu for our guys today. The course consisted in a predominantly flat parcour that computed a total of 186,4 km including six laps at the final local circuit that was 8 km long. The day started in a bad way as our Marten Kooistra was forced to withdraw from the race after finding himself involved in a crash. But in the final end of the race things got better and with 15 km to go our first year U23, Ide Schelling, gave it a go and…continue reading →
Two Academy Alumni riding La Vuelta

Two Academy Alumni riding La Vuelta

SEG Racing Academy Alumni Koen Bouwman and Nick Schultz were yesterday in Nîmes for the start of the 2017 Vuelta España. The Dutch climber, who graduated from the Academy in 2015, will be starting his second Grand Tour of his career after successfully completing last year's Vuelta a España. In this past season we have seen the 23-year old take his first ever win in the pro ranks as he won the third stage at the prestigious Criterium du Dauphiné, alongside coming home with the Best Climber's jersey. "In my opinion every grand tour…continue reading →
FABIO JAKOBSEN MOVES TO THE PRO RANKS WITH QUICK-STEP FLOORS

FABIO JAKOBSEN MOVES TO THE PRO RANKS WITH QUICK-STEP FLOORS

Fabio Jakobsen and SEG Racing Academy have been together ever since the team's inception back in 2015. Throughout all these years we have celebrated several wins together, but most importantly we have seen a talented man grow as a cyclist and as a person. For the next two seasons, the two-year running U23 Road Race Dutch National Champion will ride for the Quick-Step Floors squad, where he will keep improving and developing his talent.  The strong Dutchman holds so far seven wins this season under his belt, but this doesn't come out of the…continue reading →
Our guys show themselves at the last stage of the Czech Tour

Our guys show themselves at the last stage of the Czech Tour

That was a wrap to our participation at the Czech Tour, and our guys did not miss the opportunity of showing the Academy's flag. After several attempts it was Marten Kooistra who made it to the breakaway of the day alongside seven other riders. Being in the front for most of the day allowed the strong Dutchman to take the secret sprint of the day and visit the podium at the end of the stage. In the lumpy final circuit our guys tried it over and over again. First it was Julius van…continue reading →
Maas and Williams get to the line in the main group

Maas and Williams get to the line in the main group

After yesterday's 202 km long stage, today the riders had to face a 186 km long parcour that featured up to six categorized climbs along the way. There was a lot of attacking going off from very early on, but our riders remained in the bunch waiting for the tough finale. All that work counted when the race hit the three consecutive ascents to the Ecce Homo climb, with Jan Maas and Stevie Williams riding in the main group. Only six riders stayed in front of that reduced pack, with both of our…continue reading →
A bunch sprint decides the stage 2 at the Czech Tour

A bunch sprint decides the stage 2 at the Czech Tour

Today's 202 km long stage featured the longest day of the race. The bunch was off to a fast start until a group of five riders broke clear to the hilly parcour. Following team's orders our Italian rider, Edoardo Affini, joined the move and stayed upfront until a mechanical forced him to wait for the car and rejoin the pack. The interest of a number of teams to control the race, brought the break back and in the final sprint of the bunch our Julius van den Berg took 19th. Performance manager and…continue reading →
Sixth place in the opening TTT at the Czech Tour

Sixth place in the opening TTT at the Czech Tour

The 2017 edition of the Czech Cycling Tour kicked off in Uničov with a 18,6 km long Team Time Trial. It was a fast parcour with some with some technical section that our guys overcame sensationally in their way to a final sixth place overall, with four riders finishing just 28 seconds down on the winning squad. The team's strategy was based on using the power of some of the riders in the first kilometers of the stage, meanwhile some other saved energy riding on the wheels. It was key the effort at the…continue reading →
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