Dries de Pooter seals his future with Intermarché Wanty Gobert

The Belgian youngster, who joined the SEG Racing Academy ahead of the 2021 season, has secured a WorldTour deal with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert that will kick off in 2023. De Pooter became a trainee of the Belgian WorldTour squad in the latter part of the season already. For the upcoming year, he will be defending the colors of Hagens Berman Axeon.  "I'm really looking to the future! Turning pro was one of my biggest dreams and that I achieved that dream is very special, so I’m really looking forward to giving everything to show myself…continue reading →
Q&A Ioannis Tamouridis

Q&A Ioannis Tamouridis

With the season done and dusted and the riders slowly coming back to the training routine, we sat down with Ioannis Tamouridis, our Performance Manager, to have a quick look at the 2021 season. The ups, the downs, and the potential improvements.  How are you looking back to the season from a performance point of view?Our main goal was always to develop our riders in order to be prepared for the next step and I believe that we achieved that goal. With the support of the performance staff and also the inputs from…continue reading →

Stan van Tricht gets a two-year deal at Deceuninck Quick-Step

We are delighted to announce that Stan van Tricht will join Deceuninck Quick-Step on a two-year deal after impressing the Belgian WorldTour squad during his traineeship. "I'm above the moon to make such a dream come true. I want to show myself from day one and learn a lot from this very successful team" points out van Tricht.  The young Belgian talent put together a very strong 2020 in which he proved his consistency from March to October. Van Tricht put the icing on the cake with a win at Gullegem Koerse during…continue reading →

Preview Ronde van Drenthe

We are just one day away from shutting down our seventh and final season at the U23 ranks. Ronde van Drenthe will be our last fixture before ending the 2021 season. We have been very proud of all the achievements done during not only this season, but also over the last years, and we aim to finish on a high note. The parcours will present several opportunities, but the well-doing of our talents in the latter part of the season allows us to be optimistic about potentially scoring a solid result.  Lineup Ronde…continue reading →

Wessel Krul will join Rally Cycling

We are delighted to announce that Wessel Krul will become another Graduate of our 2021 Class, as he has signed a deal with Rally Cycling. The talented Dutchman joined the Academy halfway through 2019 and has developed himself as of the strongest riders in the U23 ranks. "It’s basically like a dream come true. Maybe when you live in the moment maybe you don’t realize it in the way you should. But it’s something I dreamed of when I started to get better and better at cycling. Now when it’s going to happen,…continue reading →

Preview Circuit des Ardennes

After a hiatus year because of Covid-19 regulations, we are back to full swing with Circuit des Ardennes. Our talents are more than ready for the 4-day challenge and we have proven that we have the know-how to succeed in that race with Cees Bol finishing in second place overall there in 2018 and Kaden Groves clinched two stage wins and the points jersey in the last edition ridden, in 2019. It will be a hard course, but the good feeling that we showcase during the Ronde de l'Isard and at the previous…continue reading →

Marco Frigo conquers the first stage of Ronde de l’Isard

Today's stage marked the kick-off of the 2021 edition of the Ronde de l'Isard. We have been always ready to score in the first stage of the race as for the past three years, Stevie Williams, Kaden Groves and Wessel Krul came into the finish line in the first position and went on to wear the yellow jersey. Today the story was no different and Marco Frigo kept the streak going wins a super solo victory after spending the day in the breakaway.  The initial move of the day featured a total of…continue reading →

Preview Ronde de l’Isard

We are back to stage racing mode with Ronde de l'Isard. The race in the south of France has, historically, been one of our most successful rides as we have seized stage wins in the last three editions and in the 2018 one we took home the overall win with Stevie Williams. This time around, the Ronde de l'Isard presents a total of five stages, including a final all the way up Plateau de Beille. It will be a climbers' race, which will enhance the chances of riders like Marco Frigo and Harrison…continue reading →

Preview Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Tomorrow we will be back at Dorpenomloop Rucphen, a race that we know very well as we seized the win last year with David Dekker after a very strong team performance. We took the lead of the race in the final part and we went up the road as a group. Such control of the race gave us an edge in the final and the leadout for David was perfect, so he was in prime position coming into the finishing straight and took his second win of the season. This year, we hope…continue reading →

Preview Omloop van het Houtland

Almost 200 km between Middelkerke and Lichtervelde awaits the bunch at tomorrow's Omloop van het Houtland. After a hiatus in the 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race is back to full swing, and a strong field previews a hard day of racing for our talents. The predominantly flat parcour won't stop the action to take place from the flag drop. The constant and high-speed that the race will go at all times, combined with a tireless attacking mentality will make up for a great day on the bike.  Lineup Omloop…continue reading →