Jesper Rasch to stay with the Academy in 2019

Jesper Rasch to stay with the Academy in 2019

We happilly announce that after completing a traineeship with the Academy at the end of the 2018, 20-year old Jeseper Rasch, has secured himself a spot in the 2019 roster of the team. When the young Dutchman joined the Academy a series of goals were set together with the Performance Staff and in just a time span of three months Jesper made a lot of progression not just on the racing side but especially training wise. During the closing part of the 2018 season, the youngster could enjoy some high-quality one-day races which accounted…continue reading →
Barnabás Peák joins the Academy in 2019

Barnabás Peák joins the Academy in 2019

We are delighted to welcome the talented Barnabás Peák to the Academy ahead of the 2019 season. The 19-year started the year as a member of the UCI World Cycling Center team and earned a spot as a trainee for Quick-Step Floors from August onwards. "I am very excited to join such a successful and well-organized development team. From the outside, everything looks really smooth so I can not wait to be a part of it". Peak, who just finished his second year in the U23 category, had a consistent 2018 where he achived…continue reading →
Kaden Groves to ride for the Academy in 2019

Kaden Groves to ride for the Academy in 2019

We are pleased to announce that 19-year old, Kaden Groves, will join the Academy in 2019. The talented Australian rider, who joined Mitchelton Bike-Exchange in June, will take a next step in his development with the hopes of improving on and off the bike. "I am really excited to be joining SEG Racing Academy in 2019 and I am looking forwad to be racing in such a special environment and being part of one of the best development teams in the world" highlights Groves. The Aussie bike rider completed a solid second year as…continue reading →
Bol takes third in season’s finale Putte Kapellen

Bol takes third in season’s finale Putte Kapellen

Today's Putte Kapellen marked our last race of the season, and it has been proved all year long our guys played for the win regardless the field. The Belgian race presented a predominatly flat parcour, but the high speed since the starting flag dropped made it a hard one for the bunch, and a large group of riders already got away in the early part of the day, including Cees Bol and Jan Maas. The group was formed by a total of 21 riders with our two Dutchmen representing the Academy flag, and they…continue reading →
Preview Putte Kapellen

Preview Putte Kapellen

All good things must come to an end, and after a hard-fought season we are in front of the last race of our 2018 calendar, Putte Kapellen. Our final race of the season will take place in the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. The race will feature a strong field that will assure some quality kilometers for our youngsters. The team lineup will feature a combination of combative riders and fast finishers which could surprise the bunch in the final end of the day. It has been a hard year for the Academy…continue reading →
Kooistra: “I am happy with how the season is going and the way I improved”

Kooistra: “I am happy with how the season is going and the way I improved”

Recent Paris Tours U23 winner, Marten Kooistra, has excelled not only on one-day races this season, but also in week-long event like the Olympia's Tour where he finished second overall and took a stage, and the track taking third in the Scracth race at the Europeans Championships proving his consistency and versatility. "I am really happy with how the season has turned out, beginning with a win already in Ronde van Zuid-Holland was really good for the morale. After that, I had a good run at one-day races like Eschborn-Frankfurt (third), the U23 Dutch…continue reading →
Yes, you can!

Yes, you can!

Breekt jou het angstzweet uit, zodra je aan afdalen denkt? Dat is geen schande. Zelfs gelouterde profs kampen met dit ongemak. De volgende zeven tips kunnen jouw volgende bergrit een heel stuk aangenamer maken.1. RelaxProbeer tijdens de afdaling altijd ontspannen te blijven. Naast het feit dat je onder spanning simpelweg minder van je rit geniet, werkt het ook nog eens enorm tegen bij het ‘smooth’ en gecontroleerd rijden van een afdaling. Natuurlijk is er niks mis met enige voorzichtigheid tijdens het dalen, maar overdrijf hier niet in. Vertrouw op je materiaal én op…continue reading →
Schelling took fifth in Red Hook Criterium Milano

Schelling took fifth in Red Hook Criterium Milano

Last Satruday our Ide Schelling competed in the Red Hook Criturium in Milano and took home a fifth place overall against some of the strongest in the discipline. The young Dutchman showed his class from early on and qualified for the final as the second best rider out of 80. In a hard-fought effort in the big race, Schelling put on a great performance and not only was named the most combative rider, but also he took the first special sprint and rolled in fifth overall. "The Red Hook Criterium in Milano was…continue reading →
Kooistra finishes off a 30 km long solo attack with a win in Paris Tours

Kooistra finishes off a 30 km long solo attack with a win in Paris Tours

Today's Paris Tours U23 featured our last U23 one-day classic of the calendar, and our riders certainly made it one to remember. The parcours presented a 182 km long challenge with start in Bonnevel and finish in Tours. The race started with many attempts to make it to the break and it was eventually a group of 7 riders who went up the road, with all Academy riders sitting safe in the bunch. The 7-man leading group stayed in front for almost 100 km, but at that point the peloton broke into two big…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy to land in Esports

SEG Racing Academy to land in Esports

We are proud to announce that SEG Racing Academy, in partnership with SEG Esports, will launch the first-ever professional virtual cycling team: SEG Racing Academy Esports. The decision to enter the world of esports is part of the Academy’s international development strategy and represents a new way to engage with potential talents, fans and online cycling enthusiasts all over the world.In early 2019, SEG Racing Academy Esports is aiming to start racing in Zwift, (a multiplayer online cycling video-game) but will also be looking into other games and opportunities in a long-term. The…continue reading →
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