David Dekker wins Ster van Zwolle

After a long pre-season, today's Ster van Zwolle marked our debut in the 2020 season. A totally flat parcour and several local laps awaited the riders, who were joined by rain and strong wind from start to finish. It was hectic start as several attacks happened in the first part of the race, but none of the made it up the road. However, it was not an easy kick off for us as Sven Burger and Daan Hoole were involved in a crash, which forced Burger to immediately abandon the race, while Hoole…continue reading →

The importance of testing in November

After a long preseason, our debut in the 2020 season is just around the corner. However, the tuning for the season started way back, during the month of November our riders gather in Eindhoven for our annual team building camp, and visited the Cycling Performance Centre. There they underwent different types of testing sessions. "The reason we wanted to test the riders in November was that we want to map out every rider completely. We started with the anthropomorphize and the body composition of each rider. We checked the weight and fat percentage…continue reading →

Amacx becomes our official nutrition sponsor

We are happy to report that from 2020 onwards, the SEG Racing Academy talents will use Amacx products for their nutrition on and off the bike. The Dutch-based company will provide the Academy with a wide variety of energy bars, gels, isotonic sportdrinks and other nutritional products that will help our riders to enhance their performance and speed up their recovery.  From the Academy side, it was really important to find a nutritional partner that was willing to join forces and invest in product development and innovation, and we found that in Amacx.…continue reading →

Kask becomes a partner of the Academy

We are delighted to announce that SEG Racing Academy and the Italian helmet manufacturer, KASK, have reached an agreement that will see our talents wearing KASK, helmets from 2020 onwards. The Academy youngsters will use the Protone, Utopia and Infinity models in road stages, while during time trials they will have the option of the Bambino Pro and the Bambino Pro Evo. KASK specializes in developing, designing and manufacturing helmets of the highest quality, with a multiple Grand Tour-winning track record on the road. Innovative and attractive, the entire KASK collection is a perfect…continue reading →

Preview Ster van Zwolle

After a long pre-season and two training camps in Loutraki, our 2020 season is about to start. On Saturday our talents will lineup for Ster van Zwolle, that will feature a totally flat parcour with start and finish in Zwolle. The race will feature a total of 180 km ridden in a local circuit, which previews a really active day on the bike. Also, the weather will end up playing a big role when deciding the eventual winner, as crosswinds and rain is expected, above all in the first part of the race. …continue reading →
Adam Hartley has decided to quit cycling

Adam Hartley has decided to quit cycling

The 21-year old British climber, Adam Hartley, has taken the decision to step away from cycling. Hartley, joined the Academy ahead of the 2019 season, after showing himself as one of the most promising climbing talents in the U23 scene. In the season together with the Academy, Adam showed his potential and skills with solid performances in Tour d'Alsace and Giro valle della Aosta, in which he finished in second place in the overall classification.  Always devoted to the sport and with a hard-working ethic, Hartley was one of the riders who led…continue reading →
Q&A with Harm Bronkhorst

Q&A with Harm Bronkhorst

Our Performance Coach, Harm Bronkhorst, sat down with us for a Q&A about the training adjustments for the second training camp from a performance point of view. The Dutch coach, that has been involved with the Academy for more than three years now, together with the other members of the Performance Team have come up with a tailor-made plan for each of our riders in order to maximise their potential and make a step further in their development in 2020.  What will be the performance goals of this second camp?  This second training…continue reading →
Arensman talks about 2020, moving to the pros and goals for the season

Arensman talks about 2020, moving to the pros and goals for the season

Thymen Arensman is preparing for a very important year in his cycling career and development. The 19-year old will begin his third season in the Academy outfit, but in August 2020 he will join WorldTour's Team Sunweb. The talented youngster , which in his young journey has already a second place overall in the Tour de l'Avenir, looks back to a solid off-season period in which he combined CX racing and road training.  "I look back to a good off-season period. My time without bike was very short because I wanted to do…continue reading →
Frigo: “Preparation is on point for doing a great spring season”

Frigo: “Preparation is on point for doing a great spring season”

Marco Frigo, as well as most of his teammates, decided to stay put in Loutraki between our two training camps and focus 100% on his preparations coming into his second season as in the category. "The training camp is going really well. The weather is fantastic so that allow us to follow our training plan without problems. We have done a very solid block of endurance training, and I feel like it will help us a lot during the season. The team chemistry is getting better day in day out and I'm feeling very…continue reading →

Performance Q&A with Ioannis Tamouridis

With the first training camp coming to an end, and the second one just a few days away, our Performance Manager Ioannis Tamouridis, looks back to what this period means to the rider's performance. Our season opener is approaching, so the Greek Performance Manager also discusses how the training program will be adapted and the preparation will be on point for our 2020 debut. Performance and training wise, how do you see the team? What progress has been made?  I believe that we have a high-level of integration at the team with riders…continue reading →
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