Preview Heistse Pijl

Tomorrow we are back in racing mode as seven of our talents will tackle 1.1 Heistse Pijl. The one-day race presents a relatively flat parcour with start in Turnhout and will finish in Heist-op-den-Berg 191 km later. The team is motivated to come back to a race that could not be held last year because of the pandemic, and we will look forward to replicating the success that we had there in 2018, when Cees Bol powered to a very strong Top 5 in a tricky final. We will show up at the…continue reading →

Dries de Pooter: “I made progress but I want to keep on rising”

After clinching the Junior Belgium Road Race champion last year, Dries de Pooter moved up to the U23 ranks with the Academy. Already in his first year in the category, he has put together strong performances that show a glimpse of his upcoming potential. "I’m very happy with the first part of the season. I made the progress I hoped for and the shape is still rising for the upcoming goals" points out the youngster.  De Pooter rode to the fourth and sixth in two stages of the Course de la Paix, before…continue reading →

Wessel Krul takes ninth in the finale at Alsace

Today's stage marked the final of the 2021 edition of the Tour d'Alsace. After a solid day yesterday, in which Harrison Wood was part of the breakaway until the final part of the day, and thanks to this performance, he was awarded as the Most Combative Rider of the day. Marco Frigo also defended himself well in the last climb, crossing the line in 13th place in the day. Today the story in the early part was similar as in the days before. A breakaway of 8 riders broke clear in the early…continue reading →

De Pooter takes 10th at the Planche des Belles Filles

Today's stage at the Tour d'Alsace featured a broken parcour that finished off atop of the mythical Planche des Belles Filles, one of the most famous climbs in the cycling scene. The race was off to a fast start, but the breakaway was soon set and the peloton allowed them quite a gap again. After 60 km, a group of four riders gapped the main group by more than 6 minutes.  The peloton picked up the pace quickly and with around 10 km to the line the race was back in one piece.…continue reading →

Hard day out in Alsace

After a very strong 3-man prologue yesterday, in which the one formed by Daan Hoole, Wessel Krul and Stan van Tricht fell less than one second short of the win, it was the turn of the first road stage. Such a performance in yesterday's opener, allowed Stan van Tricht to start the day in the Best Young Rider.  Our goal today was to be part of the breakaway, but despite the effort, it was a group of five riders that was allowed up the road, getting a maximum gap of seven minutes. When…continue reading →

SEG RACING ACADEMY WILL SHIFT FOCUS FROM U23 TO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

Eight years ago, we acknowledged that there was a lack of investment in the development of U23 riders in international cycling. We identified that an independent institute that provided the needed tools to talents in order to develop themselves in a safe and clean environment, was missing in the sport. To change that, we decided to take control and created our U23 development blueprint, ‘The Movement’, based on the right ideals for up-and-coming talented riders. This resulted in the inception of the SEG Racing Academy seven years ago. With an incredible staff of…continue reading →
Preview Tour d’Alsace

Preview Tour d’Alsace

After a tough Giro valle d'Aosta, our talents are ready to hit the ground running with the Tour d'Alsace. A race that holds good memories as Fabio Jakobsen scored a stage win in the last stage of the 2017 edition and in 2019 Alex Evans was close to the win in the mythical Planche des Belles Filles. With an initial prologue and four more stages following, we will be looking to grab a stage and aim for a solid GC as the shape and condition of the riders is close to optimal to…continue reading →

Day one in Aosta done

Today the Giro valle d'Aosta started with a really tough 110 km long stage that featured a total of 4 categorized climbs throughout. The race was off to a very fast start, with several attempts of making up the road. Our riders kept us well represented at all times on those early moves, with Milan Paulus and Marco Frigo representing our flag.  The one that stuck for a bit, was one with Milan Paulus and 8 other riders, but as soon as the climbing part started the front group broke into several pieces…continue reading →

Preview Giro valle d’Aosta

In two days' time, our talents will be back at the racing scheme with the 3-day long Giro valle d'Aosta. The Italian stage race is one of the main events in the U23 calendar, with three really hard stages that will test the best climbers of the category. The last edition was held in 2019, where we achieved a strong result with a stage win in the first stage with Ide Schelling, who spend a day in yellow and Adam Hartley wrapped up a very strong performance and became second overall. We will…continue reading →

Daan Hoole moves up to Trek-Segafredo

We are delighted to announce that Daan Hoole will be moving up to the WorldTour ranks with Trek-Segafreado already this year as a trainee before a two-year deal kicks in at the beginning of 2021. "I'm super happy and proud to see that my dream and what I have been working towards for many year is coming together and true. I'm really looking forward to be joining such a big team with such a strong history within the sport" points out Daan Hoole. The 22-year old joined the Academy back in 2018 straight…continue reading →