Dries Hollanders: “We have a really strong team for 2018”

Dries Hollanders: “We have a really strong team for 2018”

Dries Hollanders joined the Academy as Sports Director and trainer last year. The role of DS was brand new to him, as it was his first ever experience in such a role. "The 2017 season was a whole new adventure for me. As a rider you tend to underestimate a little bit the job of the DS, as a rider it seems normal to be in hotels and have all the transports planned, but now I know it a little bit better. I am satisfied with my first year in SEG Racing Academy,…continue reading →
Williams shares his goals and ambitions for 2018

Williams shares his goals and ambitions for 2018

Lightweight climber and Welsh-born, Stevie Williams, is fresh off the first team training camp in Loutraki. "The first camp was great, starting the year with a solid block of training in Greece was what I needed, good weather and a good atmosphere with the rest of the lads, getting all the team together sets the tone for the season too, everyone mixing and having a laugh is crucial this time of year." However and alongside five other teammates (Lenderink, Bol, Maas, Affini and van den Berg) Williams has decided to stay in Loutraki for…continue reading →
Minne Verboom: “I want to become a complete cyclist”

Minne Verboom: “I want to become a complete cyclist”

Minne Verboom joined the Academy at the end of 2017 after a very successful last year in the junior ranks, showing that he was one of the strongest in the peloton by winning time trials, single stages as well as stage races. The 18-year is fresh off the first team training camp of 2018 in Loutraki, Greece. "All in all the camp was pretty hard. We trained a lot so I am feeling quite tired right and I will take it easy in the coming day. But it was a great experience and…continue reading →
Anastopoulos: “I saw a solid team on and off the bike”

Anastopoulos: “I saw a solid team on and off the bike”

Our first team training camp of the year is done and dusted. During 12 days our riders moved to Loutraki where they have been keeping up with his preparations ahead of the 2018 season. The ideal locations that Loutraki offers allowed our team to combine long endurance rides with TTT training sessions. Performance Manager, Vasilis Anastopoulos, is satisfied with the conduct and work ethic of the riders during this training block. "In my opinion it was a really good training camp. The riders managed to perfectly follow the designed training plan, and luckily…continue reading →
Ide Schelling: “I feel like this is the best winter training I have ever done”

Ide Schelling: “I feel like this is the best winter training I have ever done”

Ide Schelling joined the team last season as a first year U23 with the main goal of learning as much as possible of his teammates and races in order to improve as a bike rider. One year later and after a solid period of training during winter time, the 19-year old Dutchman is looking forward to start racing again. "I am feeling really confident. Winter is going perfect so far, I could follow my training program without any setbacks and I even went to Girona for some days and I could enjoy a…continue reading →
Fleet Complete joins SEG Racing Academy as partner in 2018

Fleet Complete joins SEG Racing Academy as partner in 2018

We are proud to announce our partnership with Fleet Complete for 2018. Headquartered in Canada and with a European base in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Fleet Complete is a global telecommunications carrier partner providing IoT solutions for fleet, asset and mobile workforce management to over 10,000 customers worldwide and 300,000 subscribers worldwide. Fleet Complete’s focus on innovation and growth is a perfect match with our vision for cycling – one that emphasises talent development and product development in a healthy and clean environment. Their support means another powerful force pushing to move the sport forward…continue reading →
Daan Hoole

Daan Hoole

Date of birth 22-02-1999Country NetherlandsPlace of residence Zuidland, NetherlandsHeight 198 cmWeight 78 kgBest result U23 2019 Dutch National TT titles, 6th in the U23 European TT Championships (2019), 10th in the U23 World Championships TT (2019)Favorite pro rider(s) Stefan Küng Why did you start cycling? Because my brother and my father did it and it looked fun. Name your specialties: Time trial and cobbled classics.  What do you do besides cycling?I still study and I like to hang out with friends too.  Tell us your goals for 2020.  To learn a lot, improve as…continue reading →
Arensman takes third in the U23 CX Nationals

Arensman takes third in the U23 CX Nationals

While the rest of his teammates are enjoying some shining sun and blue skies in Loutraki, Thymen Arensman raced today in Surhuisterveen the U23 CX Dutch National Championships. Under rainy and windy conditions our 18-year old and first year competing in the U23 ranks, powered to third in the race. Today's parcour presented a tough battle to all participants with mud making things harder from the very beginning. Our first year U23 showed his power early on and after overcoming some crashes of his rivals, Arensman quickly joined the leading trio. The three youngsters…continue reading →
Anastopoulos: “This is the time of the year when individuals become a team”

Anastopoulos: “This is the time of the year when individuals become a team”

The first get-together of the 2018 roster took place in November in Eindhoven. Fun and team building activities were in the menu, but for the second meeting things will be different. During 12 days (from the 10th to the 22nd of January) our riders will travel to Loutraki, for fourth year in a row, to keep up with the preparations for the season. Performance Manager, Vasilis Anastopoulos, highlights the importance of training camps at this time of the year. "This will be the first time that almost all the riders will get together…continue reading →
Marten Kooistra shares his goals and ambitions for 2018

Marten Kooistra shares his goals and ambitions for 2018

Marten Kooistra is getting the miles in ahead of his third season with the Academy. The young Dutchman joined the team in 2016 and last season showed himself as a bike rider as he placed 8th overall in the Olympia's Tour overall classification. Currently in Spain, where he can keep up with his 2018 preparations under a shining sun, Kooistra feels ready and prepared for the coming challenge. "I am feeling really good. I just had a good period of rest and recently I started fresh again. The intensity of the training sessions…continue reading →
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