Tamouridis: “It’s time to bring all the riders together and create that team spirit”

With an always-changing landscape in the cycling world, our Performance Staff is working hard behind the scenes to keep the development of our talents on the right track at the same time that we put across the best possible racing calendar. Ahead of our upcoming training camp in Limburg, our Performance Manager, Ioannis Tamouridis reflects on the importance of such a gathering and how it can influence the performance in the upcoming goals.  - From a performance standpoint, what’s the goal of the upcoming training camp?For another year we are living a very…continue reading →

Tom Day: “It’s impressive how the team in organized”

The 2020 winner of the Boucles de l'Oise Juniors, Tom Day, got his first experience in the U23 ranks in Greek soil with the GP Rhodes and the International Tour of Rhodes. The talented British rider looks back to it with positivism. "I felt that my form was good after my winter preparations and going into the race I felt confident in my abilities to help the team through out each stage the best I could. I had some misfortune with a heavy spring cold during that race and a crash on the last…continue reading →

Pim Ligthart: “It’s great to see how they keep each other motivated”

Aside from the talent development that it's happening on the road, with our talents getting better day in day out, this season is also special for our brand new DS, Pim Ligthart. After 12 seasons in the professional ranks, the former Dutch Road Race Champion put an end to his career and is making the transition to sports director and play a crucial role in the development of tomorrow's stars. Ligthart looks back to a solid season start of our talents despite the growing difficulties to put together a high-quality program.  "It's a…continue reading →

Stan van Tricht: “I was happy to show the progress I made over the wintertime”

After starting the season with a set of two one-day races on his home soil, Stan van Tricht was on one of the strongest riders last week in Greece as the Belgian talent took home a third place in the Rhodes GP and a third place in the overall classification of the Tour of Rhodes. The 21-year old showed his combative spirit day in and day out as he was in the mix for the stage win every single day."Racing in Rhodes was a great opportunity to race in this period and it…continue reading →

Van Tricht secures third overall at the Tour of Rhodes

Today's stage at the Tour of Rhodes was the one set to decide the final outcome of the overall classification. The race was down to a matter of seconds, as the Top 5 in the general classification were distanced by just a mare 10 seconds, with Daan Hoole sitting in fifth and Stan van Tricht in third 8 seconds down the leader.  It was a fast start as always, with several riders trying to break clear from the peloton without success. Sadly, bad luck was on our side again as Tom Day was…continue reading →

Van Tricht sprints to third in the queen stage

Today's stage at the Tour of Rhodes was considered the queen stage of it all. The peloton had to tackle a total of 150 km from Rhodes to Maritsa, with two categorized climbs in along the way before hitting the challenging local circuit. The race was off to a fast start, and it wasn't until well over the 50 km mark that two riders got away from the bunch and were allowed around a minute by the main group, with all our talents staying in the wheels in the peloton. As the peloton…continue reading →

Van Tricht takes fifth in the sprint

After yesterday's opening prologue, in which Daan Hoole fell short by just one second to grab the win, it was the turn of the first road stage of the Tour of Rhodes. The profile marked a 139 km long ride along the coast, in which the peloton had to tackle a total of two categorized climbs through a broken parcour.  The race was off to a fast start and it took more than 50 km before that eventual breakaway took off. In the initial part, our Stan van Tricht was active in the…continue reading →

Daan Hoole falls short on the win in the opening stage

The Tour of Rhodes got underway with a short and fast 2 km prologue along the coast of Rhodes. It served as the opener of a three more days of action in Greek soil in which our talents aim for stage wins and a good overall performance. We got off to a good start as Daan Hoole finished in second place just one second away from the stage winner, with Stan van Tricht, Wessel Krul, Sean Flynn and Marco Frigo finishing within 9 seconds of the first place. The U23 Dutch Time Trial…continue reading →

Preview Tour of Rhodes

After some solid action at the Rhodes GP last week, in which Stan van Tricht led the way for us with a very strong third place and Harrison Wood crossed the line in eighth, we will be back in action tomorrow with the opening prologue of the International Tour of Rhodes. The race will start with a fast 2 km long prologue, and it will be followed with three hard stages that will feature numerous categorized climbs but all will be decided with a flat finish. The goal of the team will be…continue reading →

van Tricht takes 3rd in the Rhodes GP

The Rhodes GP featured the kick-off of our Greek journey. The 186 km long race, featured two climbs and it was our first point of contact ahead of the 4-day long Tour of Rhodes that will start on the 8th of April. The day was off to a quiet start, but shortly after fireworks started, and several groups tried to make it up the road.  Our flag was properly represented at all times, with our talents sticking to the plan and not letting any big groups go away without our colors. On the…continue reading →
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