Jordi Meeus will gradute to Bora Hansgrohe

The Belgian rider has inked a two-year deal with Bora Hansgrohe and will move up to the German WorldTour squad at the beginning of the 2021 season, where he will join with fellow Academy graduate Ide Schelling. Meeus will become the 28th rider of the Academy that gets moved up to the professional ranks in just six years. "I'm really happy to join such a strong team. Moving up to WorldTour level it's every cyclist's dream, and I am very proud to be in that situation after having worked for it for a…continue reading →

Preview Ronde de l’Isard

After an action-packed weekend with a double header of one-day races, the Academy is back to racing mood as tomorrow we will kick off the Ronde de l'Isard. The French race will feature five stages in just four days of racing action, as on Friday the bunch will race in the morning and finish the day with a TTT around Bagnères-de-Luchon. Overall, this edition's profile presents a race suited for the climbers, specially with three of the stages featuring high altitude mountains, but the team time trial and the opening stage offer a…continue reading →
Meeus sprints to fifth in Antwerp while Hoole takes third on Orlen Nations GP

Meeus sprints to fifth in Antwerp while Hoole takes third on Orlen Nations GP

It was a hectic weekend for the Academy as we entered into the weekend with a doubleheader, Heistse Pijl and Antwerp Port Epic, while Daan Hoole was racing with the Dutch U23 National squad in Poland for the Orlen Nations Grand Prix. Yesterday's race in Antwerp was a tough one for the Academy. Despite a good start and the riders riding well in the main bunch, a succession of crashes left us with just two riders on the bike for the final end of the race.  Milan Paulus, Harrison Wood and Sven Burger…continue reading →

Rasch in the Top 10 in Heistse Pijl; Hoole is the first leader of the Orlen Nations GP

After a hard 8 days at the Giro d'Italia U23, the Academy squad was back to full swing with an action-packed weekend that started with Heistse Pijl and will follow with tomorrow's 1.1 Antwerp Port Epic. Today's Kermesse presented a flat parcour but technical at the same time, which allow multiple moves among the bunch. The race was off to a fast start, but the peloton did not allow big groups to go away at the beginning, while our riders were sitting nice on the wheels.  Several groups tried their luck up the…continue reading →

Preview Heistse Pijl & Antwerp Port Classic

After a week of rest, we are ready for another action packed weekend with Heistse Pijl and Antwerp Port Epic. The weekend previews two flat parcours but strategy and tactical moves will make the difference.  Lineup Heitse Pijl: Jesper Rasch , Sven Burger, Milan Paulus , Wessel Krul, Harrison Wood and Jordi Meeus Lineup Antwerp Port Epic: Harrison Wood, Wessel Krul, Jordi Meeus, Sven Burger , Jesper Rasch, Milan Paulus & Stan van Tricht Dries Hollanders, DS for the races :"The team is ready for this action packed weekend! Jordi has proven his…continue reading →

How does the Academy test their riders for COVID-19?

The Cycling Performance Centre (CPC) and SEG Racing Academy have been productive partners in guiding upcoming talents for many years. This past summer CPC and SportMáx have been taken over by Ancora Health, an inspiring start-up with the focus on preventive health with also a new location in Amsterdam. By making people aware of their current health by doing blood tests and body-measurements in combination with specific DNA-analysis Ancora can give specific advice on how to prevent certain lifestyle-related conditions. From a performance perspective, one of their main areas of knowledge is our…continue reading →
Medical update: David Dekker

Medical update: David Dekker

The Giro d'Italia U23 did not end in the best way possible for us, as David Dekker badly crashed in one of the most technical descents of the race, being forced to abandon the race. He was quickly brought onto a nearby hospital for further examination, resulting in 10 stitches in his eyebrows and several wounds in his face and body. However, the talented 22-year old that will move up to the professional ranks with Jumbo Visma next year, is feeling fine and has already started his recovery process towards slowly being back…continue reading →

Giro d’Italia U23 Recap

It was a tough 8-day run at the Giro d'Italia U23 and the closing stage was just no different. It presented a very tough parcour with start and finish in Aprica, but the bunch had to tackle the mythical and infamous Mortirolo. The race was onto a fast start, and a group of three riders made it up the road, with the bunch allowing them close to a minute before picking up the pace, with Harrison Wood and Daan Hoole staying it for a long run. As the main pack hit the hard…continue reading →

Tough day out in the Giro d’Italia U23

Today's stage started the fireworks for two epic closing stages at the Giro d'Italia U23. The bunch started in Barzio and after 116 km the stage finished atop of the Montespluga, a hors category climb. The stage was off to a fast start, with a group of 12 riders going up the road and forming the breakaway of the day. The peloton allowed that leading group almost four minutes at the foot of the final climb, but things started to speed up and the gap quickly went down. The main pack was losing…continue reading →

Teamwork delivers Jordi Meeus to the win at the Giro d’Italia U23

After coming close to the win yesterday with a second-place by Jordi Meeus in the bunch sprint, our talents were committed to give it another shot today, as the long parcour around Lake Commo presented a flat profile which suited the skills of our fast riders. The stage started fast as usual and some attackers tried their luck up the road, with eventually a 4-man break going clear.  The bunch had the breakaway under control at all times, allowing them close to four minutes. Our riders had a clear mission, and like yesterday…continue reading →