Vasilis Anastopoulos

Who? The Greek cycling God, Vasilis Anastopoulos. He was the shadow of all our talents for five years.  What about him? Back in 2014, when the project of the SEG Racing Academy was at a very early stage, Anastopoulos was contacted and offered the chance to join the Performance Staff of the team. Five years down the line and after being promote to Performance Manager when Michel Elijzen graduated in 2017, we can proudly say that the Academy achieved its initial goal. To become one of the best development teams in the world. …continue reading →

Ide Schelling

Who? Ide Schelling, from Den Haag to the Bora - Hansgrohe squad.  What about him?    Ide joined the Academy straight from the junior ranks in 2017. The young Dutchman was the most talented rider in the country in the category and was willing to learn all about professional cycling in the Academy. The plan was clear, he had the potential, we had the knowledge, logistics and the right racing program to slowly develop him into an all-arounder. Each season the season was heavier and the goals were higher and bigger, and step…continue reading →

Alberto Dainese

Who? Italian roots, unique style. Alberto 'King of Europe' Dainese.  What about him?    In September 2018, Alberto Dainese landed onto the Academy ready to make himself ready to move up to the professional peloton. In his first month as a member of the Academy he already took the win in to Kermesses competing against WorldTour rider. It takes a special mindset to come all the way from Italy to the Netherlands and be the best sprinter of the U23 ranks. But the goal was clear and the path was achieved.    How…continue reading →

Bárnabas Peák

Who? Bárnabas 'Barney' Peák, he came as Hungarian champion and left as WorldTour rider. What about him?    Bárnabas arrived to the Academy ahead of the 2019 season from the UCI World Men Team and a traineeship at Quick-Step Floors. He was the current U23 and Elite Hungarian Champion in both disciplines, which allowed him to wear a really stylish jersey that made him stand out in the peloton.    How did he perform?   Barnabás showed the type of rider that he is in Tour de Normandie. After crashing hard in the…continue reading →

Alex Evans

Who? Alex Evans. All the way from Australia, with a huge climbing engine. What about him?    Alex had been racing in Australia before the Academy management got in contact with him. After a super performance at 2018 Herald Sun Tour, where he only Esteban Chaves could beat him in the only mountain top finish. He's climbing talent was there, and his massive engine as well but he need the right guidence and experienced training personel to get the best out of him. After a traineeship with BMC Racing, where he got a…continue reading →

David Dekker “By the end of 2020 I want to have signed a pro-contract”

The coveted red-white-blue jersey as U23 Dutch National Champion will be back in our roster, as David Dekker will enter into his last year in the category as part of the Academy roster. Dekker, who in 2019 seized a total of five wins, met his new teammates last month in Eindhoven. "It was very nice. The atmosphere was really good and we had a lot of fun during those two days. It really gives me the confidence that we are going to race as a tight team the upcoming season, which is very…continue reading →

Dare Bikes and SEG Racing Academy partner up for 2020 onwards

We are delighted to announce that SEG Racing Academy and Dare Bikes have reached a partnership agreement that will see our team riding the Taiwan-born company bikes from 2020 onwards. "We are very happy to bring a company such as Dare Bikes on board in our project. We both share the high-end and superb quality standards in our work, and it feels just natural to partner up and join forces for the future" highlights SEG Racing Academy Manager Bart van Haaren.  Dare is a high-end brand originated in Taiwan back in 2013, by…continue reading →

Krul: “This is a really competitive team”

After spending the last pat of the 2019 season riding for the Academy as a trainee, Wessel Krul landed a spot in our 2020 roster. The 19-year old enjoyed his first team building camp last month, and he still has really positive vibes about it. "I really liked the first team building camp. It was really nice to get to  know each other off the bike and the vibe really was there. We did some activities together and there was already a competitive ambiance in those activities, which I really liked. I had…continue reading →

Paulus: “Everyone will do their best for the next guy”

Born in 2001, Milan Paulus will be the youngest rider of our 2020 roster. The talented Belgian rider, who will join the Academy as from his first year in the U23 ranks, met with his teammates last month in our first team building camp. "The atmosphere was good from the very first moment, this is a solid group where everyone will do their best for the next guy".  Paulus is ready to seize the opportunity and make the most of the development focus of our program. "Next year I want to be an…continue reading →

Wood: “I’m in the right place to learn”

One of our new faces of the 2020 roster will be Harrison Wood. The talented British climber will join the Academy after spending his first year in the U23 ranks in France. Wood, who ended up the season with a solid Top 10 ride in the Chrono des Nations U23, looks back to the first team get-together in mid-November. "The team building camp was great. I was maybe a bit nervous to meet everyone but I felt like the whole team really got on well together and I felt welcome by all the…continue reading →
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