Williams takes the overall lead after powering to second in the day

Williams takes the overall lead after powering to second in the day

Yesterday's was the first real test for the GC contenders as the stage finished all the way up a first category climb. Today was no different, it featured three categorized climb, including two first category ones with the finish place atop of the Dimaro Folgarida. The stage, once again, was off to a really fast start with the main group stuck together for the first hour of racing. Eventually, a 16-man group broke clear of the bunch but was never allowed more than one minute. In the slopes of the Passo del Tonale, the…continue reading →
Williams moves to fourth overall after stage four

Williams moves to fourth overall after stage four

Today's stage featured the first mountaintop finish of the 2018 Giro d'Italia U23. The Passo Maniva, a first category climb, awaited for the riders with slopes that overcome the 15%. The race was off to a fast start, but eventually a 9-man group broke clear of the main group and formed the breakaway of the day. The bunch allowed them close to seven minutes before they picked up the pace. In the slopes of the first categorized climb our riders moved to the front of the group and set the pace towards the…continue reading →
Van den Berg wins in MBPO; Affini spends the day in the break in the Giro

Van den Berg wins in MBPO; Affini spends the day in the break in the Giro

It was an action-packed day for the Academy as today we were in the start line of Holland Cup's Midden-Brabant Poort Omloop as well as in the third stage of the Giro d'Italia U23. In the Netherlands, the race started with a six-man group going up the road but our six Academy riders quickly moved to the front of the bunch and controlled the situation. That initial move was brought back with more than 70 km to the finish, and shortly after it was our Julius van den Berg the one who attacked…continue reading →
Safe day in the Giro U23

Safe day in the Giro U23

Today's stage between Nonantola and Sestola presented a flat and easy parcour in the first part of the stage, but it was followed by 60 km of broken and tough terrain. The stage was off to a fast start with many attacks by riders trying to move away from the main group but with more than 50 km in the legs the race was still led by one big group.Eventually, a group of 15 riders moved away from the main group with the first Maglia Rosa of the race, Edo Affini, and Daan…continue reading →
Hectic day and fast day in the Giro d’Italia U23

Hectic day and fast day in the Giro d’Italia U23

After yesterday's amazing prologue, where three Academy riders ended up within the Top 20 of the day and Edo Affini took the win and the first Maglia Rosa, it was the turn of the first road stage. The parcour between Riccione and Forli saw the bunch complete a total of 137 km, including two categorized climbs. The flat course caused a really fast start before a group of five riders breaking clear of the large group. The main group allowed close to five minutes to the break before picking up the pace towards the second…continue reading →
Edo Affini wins the prologue and is the first leader of the Giro U23

Edo Affini wins the prologue and is the first leader of the Giro U23

The Giro d'Italia U23 kicked off today with a fast and short prologue around the streets of Forli, that will host tomorrow's start as well. The 4,4 km was the first contact with the 10-day long race, which will see the bunch facing a really tough parcour. Today's course was made for strong and powerful riders, and that is the terrain that our Edoardo Affini excels. The 21-year old Italian, who was fourth in the U23 European Championships TT and eighth in the U23 World Championships TT last season, completed the prologue in…continue reading →
Preview Giro d’Italia U23

Preview Giro d’Italia U23

Tomorrow one of the most important races of the calendar, the U23 Giro d'Italia, will kick off in Forli with a 4,4 km long prologue. The race presents a really challenging parcour that will compress 11 stages in just 10 days. The peloton will face the first uphill finish already in the third day of racing, and a total of 3 mountain top finishes will follow after that. The Corsa Rosa will be wrapped up with a double stage in the last day, starting with a 73 km long road stage and followed by a…continue reading →
Anastopoulos: “All six riders come into the race in the best physical condition possible”

Anastopoulos: “All six riders come into the race in the best physical condition possible”

The Academy has been off to a great start of the season, seizing already more than 20 wins, and being in the front in races like Tour de Normandie, Tour de Bretagne, Ronde de l'Isard and Paris Roubaix among others. The team will be back in racing action in two days time at the start of the Giro d'Italia U23. Our Performance Manager, Vasilis Anastopoulos, is satisfied with how the season is going so far. "In my opinion, I think that with 22 wins and several podiums in all kind of races and…continue reading →
Lezyne becomes the official safety partner of the Academy

Lezyne becomes the official safety partner of the Academy

We are delighted to announce that SEG Racing Academy and Lezyne have reached an agreement that will make the USA-based company the official safety partner of the team. Lezyne will provide the team with superior safety products such as high-quality bike lights that will allow our riders to ride safely in dark conditions and be visible on the road at all times. The knowledge and expertise of both parties will be put together in order to move the sport in a safer way.With the aim of increasing safety awareness on the bike, SEG Racing Academy…continue reading →
Teamwork delivers Cees Bol to fifth in Heistse Pijl

Teamwork delivers Cees Bol to fifth in Heistse Pijl

Today's Heistse Pijl presented a 194 km long parcour in a predominantly flat course. The race was off to a fast start with multiple attacks and attempts to make it to the breakaway. Eventually, it was a 5-man group the one that made it up the road with our Belgian rider, Jordi Meeus, representing the Academy colors up front. The break was allowed four minutes before the main group picked up the pace and broke the race into small groups. The race came back together with 80 km to go and from there on it…continue reading →