Q&A with Thymen Arensman post Tour de l’Avenir

Q&A with Thymen Arensman post Tour de l’Avenir

Thymen Arensman finished yesterday in second overall in the Tour de l'Avenir, in which was his first ever participation in the iconic French U23 race. The 18-year old has had a busy first year in the category as earlier in the year he graduated from high school at the same time that he kept on training. A bronze medal in the U23 CX Nationals together with a good performance in the U23 CX Worlds set the pace for the season, which was followed by an impressive third place in Paris Roubaix U23. With his…continue reading →
Alberto Dainese will ride for the Academy

Alberto Dainese will ride for the Academy

We are delighted to announce that Alberto Dainese will join the Academy. The 20-year rider will follow the footsteps of fellow Italian compatriot, Edoardo Affini, and will join the team for the next two seasons. "I am nothing but happy with this move! I am really looking forward to these new experience which I believe that will bring me a lot on both, professional and personal level" highlights Dainese.Alberto outstands for his fast finish and his well-doing in mass sprints. His victory on stage 9 of the last U23 Giro d'Italia was just…continue reading →
Jordi Meeus and Jan Maas ride into the Top 10 in RVMNL

Jordi Meeus and Jan Maas ride into the Top 10 in RVMNL

Today's Ronde van Midden Nederland featured the sixth and last round of the Holland's Cup, with a 190 km long parcour with start and finish in Utrecht. The race was off to a fast start and quickly a group of 3 riders went up the road and opened a gap to the main group. The bunch did not allow much room to the leading trio and kept the distance always close to one minute. The negative side of the day was marked by a crash that our Daan Hoole was involved in. Sadly, the…continue reading →
Jordi Meeus finishes in the front at Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic

Jordi Meeus finishes in the front at Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic

Today's Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic presented a 191,5 km long parcour over predominantly flat roads and a strong field of riders. The race was off to a quiet start as the 4-man breakaway that stayed away for most of the day was quickly formed in the first kilometers of the race. Our riders reminded well-positioned in the main group saving energy for the closing part of the day. The breakaway was allowed three minutes before the bunch picked up the pace. Once the race was back on a lot of tactical moves took place, but our Daan…continue reading →
Cees Bol takes the 32nd Academy win in Ronde van de Achterhoek

Cees Bol takes the 32nd Academy win in Ronde van de Achterhoek

Today's Ronde van de Achterhoek presented a 190 km long parcour, which included several gravel sections from Groenlo to Gendringen. The race was off to a quiet start with three riders getting into the breakaway of the day while all Academy riders kept their position safe in the peloton. The main group kept always the gap within a reachable distance at all times, before picking up the pace. In the closing part of the race the bunch approached the leading trio and once they were brought back a group of nine riders moved away. Cees…continue reading →
Kooistra takes 4th and Bol 7th in Koga Slag om Norg

Kooistra takes 4th and Bol 7th in Koga Slag om Norg

Today it was the turn of one of the most special races of the season, Koga Slag om Norg. It's gravel sections always presents a challenging parcour not only for the peloton, but also for the mechanics. The 191 km long race started in a fast way, as our Edoardo Affini made the initial move and went away alongside another rider. That first move was quickly followed by several others, and at the end, the break was formed by 7 riders, including our Marten Kooistra in addition of our Italian rider. They got…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy to join Fixed Gear criteriums

SEG Racing Academy to join Fixed Gear criteriums

We are really excited to announce that the Academy will compete in some NL Series Criteriums with the goal of participating in Red Hook Milano at the end of the year. The uniqueness and atmosphere of these events have been something that always attracted the Academy and to our rider, Ide Schelling. Even though that his ambitions lie on road cycling and the possibility of becoming pro one day, the 20-year old will combine both disciplines with the goal of improving physically at the same time that he becomes a more skilled rider.…continue reading →
Williams spends the day in the break in the last stage in Alsace

Williams spends the day in the break in the last stage in Alsace

Today's stage presented the last challenge in the 5-day long Tour d'Alsace. After two hard days in the mountains, today's profile presented a more flat profile, even though that there were certain sections that had consecutive short steep climbs.  As usual throughout the whole race the stage was off to a fast start and several moves were made from the flag drop. Finally it was a group of 12 riders who made the cut in the first instance, however, our Stevie Williams alongside five other riders bridged the gap and formed an 18-man breakaway.…continue reading →
Arensman rides in the break in the queen stage in Alsace

Arensman rides in the break in the queen stage in Alsace

After yesterday's mountaintop finish up the Planche des Belles Filles, today it was the turn of the queen stage of the Tour d'Alsace. Today the peloton faced the hardest stage of the race that featured a total of five categorized climbs along the 165 km long parcour. The day kicked off at really high temperatures, but that did not stop several riders from trying to make it to the break from the early part of the stage. Our first year U23, Thymen Arensman, got himself into the front cut alongside 11 other riders and…continue reading →
Hard day up La Planche des Belles Filles

Hard day up La Planche des Belles Filles

One of the hardest stages of the Tour d'Alsace was up for grabs today. The 143 km long parcour included a total of five categorized climbs along the way and it presented a hard-fought battle all the way until the end. The peloton was off to a fast start and after several attempts to make it to the breakaway, with Thymen Arensman representing our colors, it was a group of four riders the ones who made the cut. Once the four-man group was away there were several counter-attacks that could not distance themselves from…continue reading →
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