We fight for the win at Ronde van de Achterhoek

Today's race in Achterhoek was a hard one with several parts of gravel racing being key when it came to deciding the day's winner. It was all off to a fast start with two riders breaking clear of the bunch and forming the breakaway of the day. All our guys stayed in the main group saving their legs and energy for the final part of the race.  Once the race was to the second half of the parcours, the race blew up with the main group breaking into pieces. Inside the last 30…continue reading →

Preview Ronde van de Achterhoek

Ronde van Achterhoek will be our next target in our racing calendar. Tomorrow, our talents will set out for the 204 km long course with the aim of repeating the success that we had there in 2018 when Cees Bol outsprinted the competition and won in a dominant way. The parcours feature several gravel sections that will be key when deciding the eventual winner of the day. After a succession of one-day races at 1.1 level, our lineup arrives at Ronde van Achterhoek in fine form and ready to make the most out…continue reading →

We go down fighting at Druivenkoers Overijse

Today's race at Druivenkoers Overijse was an eventful one for all involved. The race was off to a fast start and quickly the breakaway of the day formed, but Harrison Wood representing our flag in the move. The young Brit together with his breakaway companions worked well together to increase the gap around the 3-min mark.  The peloton kept the gap always under control, with the rest of our talents saving energy in the main group. It wasn't until 70 km to the line that the race broke into pieces and several groups…continue reading →

Preview Druivenkoers – Overijse

Tomorrow we are back to racing mode at Druivenkoers - Overijse, where a 192 km long parcour awaits our riders. It will take place around a local circuit that will feature up to four categorized short steep climbs and two cobbled sections. It will be a challenging day for our talents due to the high-level start list, but we have riders of the likes of Corbin Strong and the recently crowned U23 European Elimination Race Champion, Maikel Zijlaard will be aiming for a result.  Lineup Drivenkoers - Overijse: Corbin Strong, Maikel Zijlaard, Harrison…continue reading →

Preview GP Marcel Kint

We are back for the third round of one-day races in Belgium. Tomorrow our talents will lineup for GP Marcel Kint, in which we hope to keep up the improving trend and fighting spirit that we have shown over the last two races. GP Marcel Kint, it's a race that brings back sweet memories as in 2018, Cees Bol sprinted to a very solid second place in the day against a field filled with WorldTour and ProTour teams. The flat parcours preview a fast day out with a lot of attacks and different…continue reading →

Preview Egmond Cycling Race

With just one day in between, we are back to the racing mode with the Egmond Cycling Race. With start and finish at Zottegem, the race presents a 192 km long parcour with 4 short steep climbs that the peloton will tackle several times in the local laps and will be key when it comes to deciding the final outcome of the race. The Egmond Cycling Race will be the first one with the Academy of our trainee Nikos Drakos. The Greek rider has come to the Academy all the way through the…continue reading →

Preview Grote Prijs Jef Scherens – Rondom Leuven

Tomorrow we will be back in action at the Grote Prijs Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven. The race previews a fast and tough race as the predominantly flat parcours and the local laps will be filled with continuous attacks and attempts to make it far away from the main group. The fact that the starting list is filled with WT and PT teams is a challenge for our riders, that will be fighting to get the best possible out of the day.  Lineup Grote Prijs Jef Scherens: Corbin Strong, Harrison Wood, Maikel Zijlaard,…continue reading →

Hoole, Frigo and van Tricht on their way to the Tour de l’Avenir

We are two days away from the start of the most prestigious race in the U23 category, the Tour de l'Avenir. After a brief hiatus in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, the race is back at its fullest with nine stages after the initial prologue. It will be a showdown among the best talents in the category, and Daan Hoole (Netherlands), Marco Frigo (Italy) and Stan van Tricht (Belgium) will represent our Academy there.  Read their goals and ambitions ahead of the 10-day journey in France:  Daan Hoole, is ready for his…continue reading →

Corbin Strong signs with Israel Start-Up Nation

We are proud to announce that Corbin Strong will move up to the professional ranks with Israel-Start Up Nation. "I’m really excited to make this step up and switch my focus from the track to the road. The last two years have been far from what I had imagined with being in NZ preparing for the delayed Olympics, this has just made me really motivated and hungry to prove my talent on the road" highlights the 21-year old.  Over the past two seasons, the Academy has monitored and guided Corbin throughout his different…continue reading →

Dries de Pooter becomes a trainee at Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert

We are very delighted to announce that Dries de Pooter will join Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert as a trainee for the remainder of the season. "I'm very happy with the opportunity! It is a dream come true to get a chance at the WorldTour. The fact that I can do that as an 18-year old it is something to be proud of. I am really excited about the development side of things, I can learn lot a there and that will surely help me to perform well at the U23 category later on. I want to…continue reading →
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