Daan Hoole: “I’m improving in all aspects of cycling”

Daan Hoole: “I’m improving in all aspects of cycling”

Daan Hoole joined the Academy ahead of the 2018 season and hit the ground running with a third place in the U23 Dutch TT nationals in his first year in the category, and in 2019 he emerged as one of the best time trial specialists of the U23 ranks with a record of finishing all his time trials efforts in the Top 10, including the U23 Dutch TT national title and well-deserved sixth place in the U23 Europeans TT and a Top 10 in the U23 Worlds time trial.  Despite the unusual structure…continue reading →

Jesper Rasch takes fifth in Omloop van de Braakman

Yesterday our talents lined-up for Omloop van de Braakman, which featured the last round of the Top Competitie. The rain and strong wind made it a tough one for the bunch, plus the addition of long cobbles sections previewed a hard day on the bike. The race went off to a fast start with many riders trying to break clear, but our riders were close to the head of the peloton at all times. A group of 4 riders went up the road first, but quickly a chasing group of around 14 riders…continue reading →

Preview Omloop van de Braakman

The Omloop van de Braakman is back tomorrow, and our talents alongside the bunch will be ready to tackle the 168 km long route that will feature several cobbled sections that will eventually become a decisive factor in the race. The Academy will present a lineup that will combine riders that come from racing at Ronde de l'Isard, and riders that have been training specifically towards one-day races. Also, Jesper Rasch is currently sitting in fifth place in the overall standings of the Top Competitie just 20 points behind the current leader.  Lineup…continue reading →

Performance Q&A with Ioannis Tamouridis

The worldwide pandemic forced most of our races to be rescheduled and therefore our goals and ambitions were moved up to a different slot in the calendar. That meant that our riders had to follow different training programs and adjust their development to what is going on at the moment in the world. With the new set of compressed races that we have been doing recently, meant that the Performance Staff had to trace a tailor-made plan for each of the riders so they could tackle their goals with almost no time in…continue reading →

Mathijs Loman, selected winner of the SEG Performance Challenge

During the period of six weeks, we had the SEG Performance Challenge up and running in the Tacx Training App, which featured three iconic climbs such as the Puig Major, the Galibier and the infamous Alpe d'Huez. The uniqueness of this challenge is that one of the top-performing riders would be invited to our training camp after deep analysis and contact with our management and Performance Staff. Mathijs Loman was the rider selected to join the SEG Racing Academy in late-July during the training camp in Limburg.  "The SEG Performance Challenge was a…continue reading →

Jordi Meeus takes 4th in Gooikse Pijl and we wrap up Ronde de l’Isard

It was an action-packed weekend that wrapped up yesterday's double-header in which we were present in Belgium's 1.1 Gooikse Pijl as well as in the closing stage of the Ronde de l'Isard. In France, the day presented a hard day out that suited a large breakaway, that was why the mission was clear and our riders were present in a lot of the moves that attempted to make it up the road. Our Marco Frigo made it into a 6-man group breakaway before being later joined by Milan Paulus and Harrison Wood up…continue reading →

We go down fighting in Ronde de l’Isard’s stage 3

After yesterday's doubleheader action, the Ronde de l'Isard was back today with it's third stage. The parcour presented a very tough day for the bunch as three categorized climbs were featured in the 140 km long parcour.  The race was off to a fast start with several riders trying to make it up the road in the flat part of the stage. Our riders were present in most of the moves, and despite an early 3-man group went clear, a group with four more riders, including our Stan van Tricht, bridged across and…continue reading →

Double-stage day at Ronde de l’Isard

After yesterday's brilliant win by Wessel Krul in the opening stage of the Ronde de l'Isard 2020, that powered him atop of the overall classification, today the bunch faced a hard double-header. The race had an 80 km long stage in the morning that features two HC climbs. The race went off to a fast start and then once it hit the slopes of the Port des Bales, the bunch broke into pieces, with the riders making it slowly all the way to the top. Our best-placed rider was Marco Frigo, who is…continue reading →

Preview Gooikse Pijl

Gooikse Pijl it's a race in which we have been performing well in the last couple of years, as in 2018 Jordi Meeus outsprinted his breakaway companions and took an impressive win as a second-year U23, while last year it was Alberto Dainese the one that jumped on the podium with a hard-fought second place in the bunch sprint. Once again, the riders will face a 200 km long and predominantly flat parcour which will feature a cobble section in each of the local laps. After the good feeling and solid result (5th…continue reading →

Wessel Krul wins the opening stage at Ronde de l’Isard

The Ronde de l'Isard 2020 started today with a 126 km long stage between Toulouse and Salies du Salat, featuring only one categorized climb halfway into the parcour. The stage was off to a fast start and quickly a group of 11 riders made it up the road, with Wessel Krul and Marco Frigo making it up the road and quickly opening a gap of half a minute.  The rush that the bunch felt to close down the move, turned out in several large groups going up the road with Stan van Tricht…continue reading →