The Greek cycling God, Vasilis Anastopoulos. He was the shadow of all our talents for five years.
What about him?
Back in 2014, when the project of the SEG Racing Academy was at a very early stage, Anastopoulos was contacted and offered the chance to join the Performance Staff of the team. Five years down the line and after being promote to Performance Manager when Michel Elijzen graduated in 2017, we can proudly say that the Academy achieved its initial goal. To become one of the best development teams in the world.
How did he perform?
With Anastopoulos as part of the Performance Staff, the Academy has achieved more than 40 UCI victories, 3 U23 European titles, 8 National Championships and a total of 24 riders had later their shot at the professional ranks. That’s some real talent development!
What was next after the Academy?
From 2020 onwards he will be joining one of the most powerful WorldTour squads, Deuceuninck – Quick Step, in which he will be involved as one of the trainers of the team. From the Academy, we want to wish Anastopoulos all the best in his next step, and we want to thank him for everything that he has done over the past five years for our team.