Two stage wins & the green jersey after a week in Normandie

Two stage wins & the green jersey after a week in Normandie

We arrived at the last stage of the 2019 Tour de Normandie with two stage wins under our belt as well as Alberto Dainese wearing the green jersey as the leader of the points classification. 150 km separated the riders from Caen, the usual finish-town of the race. The parcour was quite flat which previewed a bunch sprint towards the end. Four riders jumped away from the peloton and formed the breakaway of the day. Quickly some Academy jersey could be seen in the front of the bunch helping the team of the leader…continue reading →
Dainese sprints to fifth in Normandie and stays in green

Dainese sprints to fifth in Normandie and stays in green

After yesterday's strong win by Bárnabas Peák and Alberto Dainese sprinting to second, we were ready to fight again for our third win in this edition of the Tour de Normandie. The stage presented a predominantly flat parcour with a final local circuit that presented a short steep climb in the way to the finish. The Academy jerseys could be seen quickly in the front of the bunch as Daan Hoole worked alongside the team of the race leader in order to keep the 3-man breakaway within a safe distance, allowing them close to three minutes…continue reading →
Peák powers to a solo win in Tour de Normandie

Peák powers to a solo win in Tour de Normandie

Today's arrival to Bagnoles de l'Orne brought sweet and nice memories to the Academy expedition as current Education-First rider and Academy alumni, Julius van den Berg, won there last year. Once again, the race started with a very fast pace and several riders tried to make it across. Marten Kooistra represented our flag in some of the early moves, but it was eventually a group of six riders with Bárnabas Peák in it the one which made it up the road. The Hungarian Champion's group got a maximum gap of close two minutes, while…continue reading →
Dainese wins the bunch sprint, and takes 4th in the day

Dainese wins the bunch sprint, and takes 4th in the day

Today's stage presented a 173 km long parcour with a predominantly flat local circuit. The race was off to a fast start with several riders trying to make it up the road. It was first a large group of 17 riders the one that got a gap, but eventually, the breakaway of the day was formed by 3 and it was allowed up to 3 minutes. The confidence and good results carried in the previous sprints by our guys, make it clear that we wanted to fight again for the win. That's the reason why…continue reading →
Chaotic day in Normandie with Meeus spriting to third

Chaotic day in Normandie with Meeus spriting to third

After yesterday's win by Alberto Dainese, which also catapulted him to the top of the General Classification, today's stage was presented as a tough one for our guys. The Italian sprinter started the day in the right way as he took three bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint. But after a very fast first hour of racing, where the bunch covered almost 50 km, our Italian sprinter could not follow the pace and lost contact to the main group in the second climb of the day. That group never got back to the bunch,…continue reading →
Dainese takes the win and moves to the GC lead in Normandie

Dainese takes the win and moves to the GC lead in Normandie

Today's stage in Tour de Normandie presented a predominantly flat 170 km long parcour, with a final local circuit that was set to see the race finish in a bunch sprint. It was yet again a fast start with a group of four riders going up the road and forming the breakaway of the day.Back in the bunch, our riders had a clear goal, deliver Alberto Dainese into the best possible position coming into the final. His second place in yesterday's opening day confirmed the good sensations and that's why Tiago Antunes joined…continue reading →
Dainese takes second in the opening day in Normandie

Dainese takes second in the opening day in Normandie

Today it was the start of our first stage race of the season, Tour de Normandie. The 7-day long stage race kicked off with a 159 km long stage, which featured several laps to a local circuit before the finish. After some early attempts, a 4-man breakaway went up the road with the peloton allowing more than 4 minutes before picking up the pace shrinking the distance. No Academy riders were part of the early move, instead, all six sat nice and easy in the wheels saving energy for the hectic final awaiting. However,…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy is looking for a Strategy Director through PC game

SEG Racing Academy is looking for a Strategy Director through PC game

AMSTERDAM - The UCI Continental team SEG Racing Academy is utilizing the Pro Cycling Manager 2018 (PCM) PC game by Cyanide Studio to look for a Strategy Director. On Saturday, May 4th, the best PCM players in the world will compete in the SEG Racing Academy PCM Cup 2019. The winner of the SEG PCM Cup will be invited to join the team as Strategy Director for a race day, all expenses paid!Bart van Haaren, SEG Racing Academy Manager: “SEG Racing Academy has always embraced technology and is continuously innovating. We are curious…continue reading →
Stavrakakis: “Racing on Zwift pushes your limits”

Stavrakakis: “Racing on Zwift pushes your limits”

George Stavrakakis is kicking off his second season in the Academy get up. This off-season our 20-year old has featured four times our lineup in KISS Super League races, finishing in a well-fought sixth place last week in round 8. "Zwift is a very nice new experience. It's the easiest way to test yourself against the pros by staying at your own house. Zwift can move cycling forward and attract this way more people to get on the bikes and ride against the big names. The risk of crashing is zero, no possibility…continue reading →
Rasch takes 5th in Houtse Linies and Schelling 11th in RvD

Rasch takes 5th in Houtse Linies and Schelling 11th in RvD

It was an action-packed Sunday for the Academy as we featured the start line of Ronde van Drenthe and Houtse Linies, with the goal of keep on showing ourselves and trying to make the most of it. Both races were presented under rainy and windy conditions, which did not stop our youngsters of getting stuck in. The unfavorable weather conditions and the cobbled sections were two of the main obstacles to overcome in Houtse Linies, however, the Academy flag was always well-represented in the front of the race thanks to the efforts of Minne Verboom. The…continue reading →