Hartthijs de Vries

Hartthijs de Vries

Who?Hartthijs de Vries, big talent of the 1996 class and joined SEG Racing Academy in his last step before moving up to the Pro Ranks. What about him? Hartthijs joined the team in 2017, following two years at Rabobank Development Team. Among his achievements there was a third place overall at Olympia’s Tour and the Best Young Rider award in the Top Competitie, both in 2016.How did he perform?De Vries was off to a strong start, with a fifth place at Gent-Wevelgem U23, 13th in the general classification of the Triptyque des Mônts et Châteaux…continue reading →
Adriaan Janssen

Adriaan Janssen

Who?    Adriaan Janssen, born in 1995, he arrived to the Academy ahead of the 2017 season as last year U23 ready to take the next step.  What about him?  Adriaan joined the team for the 2017 season from Jo Piels Cycling Team as a last year U23 rider. His strong results in the U23 circuit made clear that we were dealing with an upcoming talent.     How did he perform?  There is no discussion about Adriaan’s talent for cycling, so we gave him the best possible program he could have. From time…continue reading →
Fabio Jakobsen

Fabio Jakobsen

Who? Fabio Jakobsen, talented bike rider raised in Heukelum. Fabio joined the team as a first year U23 with the dream of joining the WorldTour one day. Three years and 13 wins later signed for Quick-Step Floors team. What about him?Fabio was part of the first ever Academy roster in 2015 after shining in his last year as a Junior, during which he seized a total of 13 wins. Moving to the U23 ranks with an already impressive tally didn’t make him stop working hard and chasing his dream of reaching the WorldTour.  …continue reading →
Edoardo Affini was invited to join Quick-Step Floors in their training camp in Calpe

Edoardo Affini was invited to join Quick-Step Floors in their training camp in Calpe

From the past 11th of December to the 21st our Italian talent, Edoardo Affini, was in Spain as he was invited to join WordTour's Quick-Step Floors in his first training towards the 2018 season. The 21-year, who was 8th in the last U23 TT World Championships in Bergen, took the most of this chance. "Having the opportunity to stay in the same hotel and ride my bike together with these great riders was just amazing. It feels bit strange as I am used to see them battling in the biggest races of the world,…continue reading →
Cees Bol: “I am working hard to get in a better shape than ever before”

Cees Bol: “I am working hard to get in a better shape than ever before”

The 2016 winner of the Olympia's Tour winner had a tough first season with the Academy, as a home injury made him sit out for most of the season. A lot of hard work, sacrifices and dedication during his recovery process made possible for him to race before the season wrapped up. After leaving that behind, the 22-year old is more confident for the upcoming season, "I'm feeling confident ahead of 2018. I am working really hard to get there in better shape than ever before". Despite everything that went on in 2017 the…continue reading →
Jan Maas: “A win in an UCI race will be my main goal”

Jan Maas: “A win in an UCI race will be my main goal”

Jaan Maas is the whole package. The young Dutchman is not only a very talented bike rider, but also a very smart student who just graduated. "Now that I am done with school I have some extra time to train and work even harder. I have been making progress every winter, so I trust on that for the upcoming season". The 21-year old had a great 2017 season, his first with the Academy, showing skills as complete rider with great GC performances (ninth in l'Isard and 15th in Tryptique) and solid results in one-day…continue reading →