Zijlaard: “We are a group of friends riding together”

Maikel Zijlaard is one of our eight additions ahead of the 2020 season. The 19-year old Dutchman lands in the Academy after two years at Pro Continental level with the Axeon Hagens Bermans squad. Fresh off our first get together of the year, Zijlaard highlights the high chemistry and the great vibe in the team. "The team camp was really fun and, of course, I was really excited to get to meet everyone I'll be racing with. The environment is very chill and it just feels like a group of friends riding their…continue reading →

Frigo: “I’ll target hard stage races with high GC ambitions”

After did so Edoardo Affini in 2018, Marco Frigo will bring back the famous 'tricolore' jersey back to the Academy as he currently holds the U23 Italian Road Race title. The young Italian recently joined his 2020 teammates in our Team Building camp in Eindhoven. "I really enjoyed getting together with the team, those days just flew by. Everything we did during those days, the tests, the activities, the visits to the sponsors HQ, is just another prove that the Academy is the right environment to grow up on and off the bike.…continue reading →

How to master your off-season, by David Dekker

After a long season where you targeted multiple goals, it's time for a well-deserved resting period. Our 2020 talent and current U23 Dutch Road Race Champion, David Dekker, takes us through the different stages that featured his off-season! How important is to have a well-balanced off-season after a hard racing year? The off-season is a very important time of the year for me. In the first place is a time to recover mentally from the season and to recharge batteries. If you are so focused during the season, it’s nice to go in…continue reading →
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