We finish as the best team and three riders in the Top at Olympia’s Tour

We finish as the best team and three riders in the Top at Olympia’s Tour

Today's stage 6 at Olympia's Tour joined the Dutch towns of Margraten and Noorbeek with a 173,3 km long loop. Today's course was categorized as the hardest day of the race as its route featured climbs such as Bermeleberg and the Gulperberg. Ahead of today's big day our guys kept their fighting spirit, and it was the two times stage winner in this edition of the race, Fabio Jakobsen, the one that showed the Academy's colors in the break of the day alongside 6 other riders. They got a gap up to 3 minutes…continue reading →
Jakobsen sprints to third in Olympia’s Tour stage 5

Jakobsen sprints to third in Olympia’s Tour stage 5

After scoring back-to-back wins in the last two stages, it was time to get back to work ahead of Olympia's Tour stage 5. Today's course featured 129 km with start and finish in the Dutch city of Offenbeek. In the very beginning it was our Julius van den Berg, who attempted to brake clear of the peloton, but he was never allowed a gap and was quickly brought back by the pack. Eventually, it was a 4-man group the one that made the cut and formed the break of the day. The maximum gap…continue reading →
Back-to-Back wins for Fabio Jakobsen at Olympia’s Tour

Back-to-Back wins for Fabio Jakobsen at Olympia’s Tour

After yesterday's win, today it was turn to keep fighting at Olympia's Tour stage 4. The bunch had on the menu a fast and flat stage with start and finish in Hardenberg. Before the stage was even started it became clear that day's parcour would be ridden under windy and rainy condition. Right after the stage was on, our guys took the head of the bunch before letting a four-man breakaway break clear. They were always controlled by the peloton as their gap was never higher than three minutes. The gap started to…continue reading →
Jakobsen grabs his eighth win of the season at Olympia’s Tour

Jakobsen grabs his eighth win of the season at Olympia’s Tour

After two third places in a row our guys hit the road today ready to keep fighting for the victory in Olympia's Tour stage 3. The first display of commitment came from our first year U23, Ide Schelling, he made it to the break of the day alongside another rider. In the predominantly flat course of today's stage, that move from our youngster allowed his teammates to sit on the bunch and save energy for the final end of the day. The breakaway did not get a large gap, as it was always…continue reading →
Kooistra is third in the stage as Affini stays third on GC

Kooistra is third in the stage as Affini stays third on GC

Today's stage at Olympia's Tour presented a flat 124 km long parcour with start and finish in Assen. Only 3 km into the race our riders took control of the bunch and keep an eye to all the moves since the very beginning. It wasn't until the peloton had covered around 70 km that the eventual winning move was made, with 13 riders going up the road including Julius van den Berg, Marten Kooistra and Edo Affini. The main GC contenders made the cut and the break started to make a significant gap,…continue reading →
De Vries signs a 2-year deal with Team Roompot

De Vries signs a 2-year deal with Team Roompot

Hartthijs de Vries will move up to the pro ranks as he will join Team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij for the upcoming two seasons. It was a tough season for the 21-year old Dutchman because after a solid start of his 2017 campaign, (he took fifth in the U23 Gent-Wevelgem and 13th in the GC of the Tryptique des Monts et Châteaux) he crashed to the back of a car while training and Limburg in mid-May. "I had a lot of bad luck this season. The accident during training, and after that (maybe also a…continue reading →
Affini is third in Olympia’s Tour prologue

Affini is third in Olympia’s Tour prologue

The 2017 edition of the Olympia's Tour started today with a fast 4,3 km prologue around the streets of Eelde. The course was totally flat and presented a couple of sharp corners where the riders had be careful, more when in the second half of the stage a light raining made act of presence. Our day started with Ide Schelling scoring the best provisional time and minutes later it was Marten Kooistra the one who was a two seconds faster than our first year U23. Both riders put on a great effort and finished…continue reading →
Edo Affini: “I’m ready for it.”

Edo Affini: “I’m ready for it.”

First timer in the race, Edoardo Affini, is really looking forward to debut at the Olympia's Tour. Today's stage suits his specialties as the bunch will face a 4,5 km long prologue around the streets of Eelde. Edo feels happy and relaxed ahead of the race's depart. "Everyone told me that Olympia's Tour is a really good race, so I expect a great battle because every rider will try to show himself in such an important competition. Our team's strategy will be to fight for the stage wins and finish up there in the GC…continue reading →
“I’m confident that we’ll do a good race.” says Vasilis Anastopoulos ahead of Olympia’s Tour

“I’m confident that we’ll do a good race.” says Vasilis Anastopoulos ahead of Olympia’s Tour

Tomorrow we will kick off the last U23 stage race of the season, the Olympia's Tour. The six-day long competition will start in Eelde with a 4,5 km long prologue and will be followed up with predominantly flat stages around The Netherlands, before hitting the punchy hills of Limburg in the final day. Olympia's Tour it is a big goal, and that's why we present a talented 6-man line-up that will allow us a wide open variety of chances for stage wins as well as for the final GC.  Performance Manager and DS…continue reading →
Ninth place for Adriaan Janssen at Echt-Susteren

Ninth place for Adriaan Janssen at Echt-Susteren

Today's Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren was a special day for our team as our strong Dutchman Peter Lenderink made his return to the racing scheme after undergoing surgery on his groin in April. The 191 km long parcour with start and finish in Echt was marked by a fast start and a succession of attacks, but it wasn't until a 13-man group went up the road that the breakaway was finally set.  Omloop van der Braakman's winner, Adriaan Janssen, made the front cut and kept the Academy's colors well-represented upfront. The distance kept growing…continue reading →