Alberto Dainese sprints to the victory in Czech Tour

Alberto Dainese sprints to the victory in Czech Tour

Today's stage number three at the Czech Tour presented a broken parcour that featured a total of four categorized climbs along the way, before facing the last 40 km flat all the way to the line. The start featured a breakaway of 5 riders, who broke clear of the peloton in the first phase of the stage. They were allowed close to three minutes before the pack picked up the pace. Our Tiago Antunes was part of some of the early moves that tried to make it up the road, but eventually, it did…continue reading →
Maikel Zijlaard will join the Academy in 2020

Maikel Zijlaard will join the Academy in 2020

We are delighted to announce the signing of Maikel Zijlaard ahead of the coming season. The 19-year old Dutchman will join the Academy after riding the last two seasons with Hagens Berman Axeon. "I am very happy and super motivated to be able to join the Academy and very much looking forward to the coming years. I want to achieve some great results personal and team-wise, and above all, I am looking forward to developing myself as a cyclist" points out Zijlaard. The talented Dutchman, who rode to third in the Giro d'Italia U23 prologue…continue reading →
Sven Burger comesback to 6th in Koga Slag om Norg

Sven Burger comesback to 6th in Koga Slag om Norg

After suffering a knee injury that kept him away from the road from February onwards, Sven Burger made his comeback at the U23 Dutch Nationals at the end of June and last Sunday, with just two racing days on the legs, he took sixth in Koga Slag om Norg, a UCI 1.1 race that features more of 50 km off-road. "Really happy and delighted, I’ve been sidelined for such a long time that I couldn’t wait to make my comeback regardless of what the result would be, however, I didn’t expect myself to…continue reading →
Kaden Groves will join Mitchelton Scott from now onwards

Kaden Groves will join Mitchelton Scott from now onwards

We are extremely happy to announce that Kaden Groves will join Mitchelton Scott. The 20-year old will be part of the Australian WorldTour already for some races this season, before kicking off a two-year deal. "I am super excited to be joining a team of the level of Mitchelton Scott. I feel like I could not had been in better hands as U23 in the Academy, with the program they have and the professionalized Performance Staff behind, allows us to get all our talent out" describes Groves. The talented sprinter, who accounts a total…continue reading →
Alberto Dainese becomes U23 RR European Champion

Alberto Dainese becomes U23 RR European Champion

After Daan Hoole's sixth place in the TT of the U23 European Championships, today it was the day of the road race. Divided in different national teams, the Academy had representatives of the likes of Hoole and Kooistra (NED), Peák (HUN), Antunes (POR) and Dainese (Italy), ready to fight for the continental title. The race took place in a very flat parcour around Alkmaar, which put the sprinters in pole position to win the race and take home the jersey. After the breakaway was caught, it all went down to the bunch sprint with…continue reading →
Arensman to join Team Sunweb in August of 2020

Arensman to join Team Sunweb in August of 2020

We are delighted to announce that Thymen Arensman will join WorldTour's Team Sunweb on contract as from 01/08 in 2020. "I feel really excited and happy to join a team of the likes of Team Sunweb. Moving up to the professional ranks was an ambitious goal to have, but now I can say that I achieved it. However, the fact that I am able to remain at the Academy until the 1st of August says a lot about how SEG and Team Sunweb prioritized my development. This way I will be able to prepare…continue reading →
Alberto Dainese will join WorldTour’s Team Sunweb

Alberto Dainese will join WorldTour’s Team Sunweb

We are really happy to officially announce that our Italian sprinter, Alberto Dainese will join the Dutch WorldTour squad Team Sunweb on a two-year deal. "It feels great to join such an important team like Team Sunweb. It has been a long path to achieve the goal to turn professional, it was my dream since I started cycling and now I can finally say that I made it" highlights our Italian 21-year old. Alberto Dainese joined the Academy late in the 2018 season, but that did not stop him to win already two races…continue reading →
Tour d’Alsace recap

Tour d’Alsace recap

The last stage of the 2019 Tour d'Alsace presented a parcour devoted for a final bunch sprint in the French village of Dannemarie, replicating the exact same finish that saw our Alumni Fabio Jakobsen put his arms up in the air in the 2017 edition while wearing Academy colors. The first part of the stage was marked by several attacks from the top of the peloton, trying to make it up the road. After some groups regrouped, we could find a 7-man breakaway coming into the final kilometers of the day, but the bunch…continue reading →
Marten Kooistra becomes a trainee for Team Sunweb

Marten Kooistra becomes a trainee for Team Sunweb

We are delighted to announce that Marten Kooistra will become a trainee for WorldTour's Team Sunweb for the remainder of the season. "I’m really looking forward to joining Team Sunweb as a stagiaire. It’s a nice opportunity to race on a higher level and get to know the team and how they work better. I’m really motivated for the change – it’s a great chance for me to show myself.” points out the 21-year old Dutchman. Marten Kooistra joined the Academy in 2016 after becoming time trial and road race national champion in the…continue reading →
Alex Evans takes second atop of la Planche des Belles Filles

Alex Evans takes second atop of la Planche des Belles Filles

We kicked off the 2019 edition of the Tour d'Alsace with a solid performance in the 3-man TTT prologue, finishing just 13" off the best team along the 6 km long parcour. The first road stage featured a totally flat profile, that matched the likes of the fast men of our squad. After a 3-man breakaway got clear, the peloton kept the gap at a feasible distance at all times. The peloton timed it perfectly and picked up the pace in time to chase down the breakaway and decide the stage winner in…continue reading →