Another Top 10 finish for Meeus at the Giro d’Italia U23

After two really hard days for the bunch in which crashes, wet roads and intermittent rain led for most of the day, the third stage of the Giro d'Italia U23 was no different and the whole peloton woke up to a rainy day. The profile presented a calm and flat day until the last 40 km in which two category three climbs were featured, with the last one being crested 35 km away from the line. From the Academy side, the day did not start in the best way either as in a…continue reading →

Thymen Arensman

Who? Thymen Arensman, cycling's Clark Kent: Monday-Friday, just a regular high school student. Sunday,Tour de l'Avenir podium finisher. What about him?    Thymen Arensman joined the Academy in 2018 from the junior ranks after showing that talent in road racing as well as cyclocross. In 2018 he combined his racing and training programs with his last year in high school and graduated during the summertime and enrolled in History studies in the University of Utrecht. The multi-talented rider has been an example of time planning during his stay at the Academy.    How…continue reading →

Close but no cigar for Meeus in the second stage of the Giro d’Italia U23

After yesterday's opening stage, which was not the way that we hoped to start with, today our talents had a chance to bounce back as the second stage kicked off in Gradara and after 120 km was set to finish in Riccione. The stage was off to an usual start, as the wet roads causes a number of crashes, which affected our Jordi Meeus, Marco Frigo and David Dekker, so the organization decided to stop the race, and once it kicked off again there was another crash in which Dekker was caught in,…continue reading →

Medical Update: Stan van Tricht abandons the Giro d’Italia U23

During yesterday's stage at the Giro d'Italia U23, our Stan van Tricht suffered a crash and even though that he went back up on his bike, he was forced to abandon the race as he suffered from a deep cut on his knee. After being taken to the hospital yesterday, the young talented rider will fly today to Belgium as he will be checked again there, and will begin his recovery process.  Stan van Tricht, feels disappointed about the current situation:"I'm very disappointed to leave this race like that. It's been a goal…continue reading →

Race Report Druivenkoers – Giro d’Italia stage 1

Giro d'Italia U23 - Stage 1Today's 150 km stage with start and finish in Urbino featured the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia U23. The stage consisted of a 39 km long local lap that the riders tackled four times, and each lap contained a third category climb. The start was nervous and fast with riders trying to make it up to the breakaway, such a stressful start caused crashes in the back of the peloton and our Stan van Tricht was caught it in. Despite jumping back on the bike and making…continue reading →

Preview Giro d’Italia U23

Our talents are back for our second stage race of the year, the Giro d'Italia U23. Due to the current situation and the forced rescheduling of the race, the new format of the U23 version of the 'Corsa Rosa' will have a total of eight stages that will mix hard top mountain finishes with broken parcours that could favour either a strong breakaway or a bunch sprint. The Academy will arrive to the start line in Urbino with five of the six riders having raced the U23 European Championships yesterday, which will mean…continue reading →

Meeus 7th is our best-placed riders at the U23 Europeans Road Race

A 136 km long race with a broken profile featured today's U23 European Road Race in Plouay. Our participation in this event started on Monday with Daan Hoole taking part in the U23 time trial race, and taking a 10th place in the day. The road race was previewed to be a fast and open one, with different plausible scenarios in which the race could unfold. At early stage, it was a group of 3 riders the one that formed the breakaway of the day, with the Norwegian national team taking control of…continue reading →

Preview U23 European Championships

Five our talents will take part tomorrow in the U23 European Road Race Championships in the first racing action with the national team this season. The race presents a parcour with a lots of ups and downs, which will keep the winning options really open and depending on how the race unfolds.  The SEG Racing Academy representatives arrive to the event in good shape and condition, chasing the success. Jordi Meeus and Stan Van Tricht had a very successful Czech Tour, while David Dekker and Daan Hoole come after some Dutch Nationals action…continue reading →

Dekker and Hoole set to chase Europeans and Giro success

In yesterday's U23 Dutch Road Race Nationals, David Dekker and Daan Hoole were involved in a crash that forced the later to abandon the race a couple of laps later. Despite the setback crashing in a race means and after both riders visited the medical center any major injuries were discarded, they are set and confirmed to keep their program. Both riders will fight for glory in the U23 European Road Race Championships as part of the Dutch National team, as well as in the U23 Giro Ciclistico d'Italia in Academy colors next…continue reading →

Maikel Zijlard takes 8th in the U23 Dutch Nationals Road Race

It was a hard race around the Col de VAM in the Drenthe area. The race featured up to 17 laps around the a hilly circuit with some steep sections, that were set to be the race decider. The race was off to a slow start as no breakaway attempt was made in the early stages of the race. It wasn't until a group of three riders, without Academy representation, made it up the road that the bunch did not pick up the pace.  The 3-man group was allowed up to 2 minutes,…continue reading →
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