Giro d’Italia U23 wrap up

Giro d’Italia U23 wrap up

After a tough and difficult race marked by the crashes and bad luck we had in the first part of the Giro d'Italia U23, we entered into the last weekend of racing in Italy hoping to make it count and ready to shake up the race. The second-to-last day saw our Barnabás Peák successfully making to the breakaway that made it to the finish, but our Hungarian rider was beaten in the final rush to the line and had to come home with a second place in the day after playing it perfectly…continue reading →
Schelling takes second in the Giro stage

Schelling takes second in the Giro stage

After the Mortirolo stage, the bunch faced a predominantly flat parcour that brought them all the way to Levico Terme. The day started really fast, as per usual, with the race capturing 46 km/h average in the first hour of racing. The first part of the stage featured several attacks trying to make it up the road. Alex Evans was second in the first KOM point of the day. Our combative Ide Schelling showed his form and entered into the move that stuck. The peloton allowed them no more than 2 minutes before picking…continue reading →
Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage

Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage

Today's stage at the 2019 Giro d'Italia presented a unique parcour featuring two climbs up the Mortirolo, one by each side. However, the total length of the stage was 94 km, which previewed an all-out type of stage as soon as the starting flag dropped. Our Thymen Arensman, who suffered two crashes in the first days of the race, went on the offensive and was joined by another rider as the formed the breakaway of the day. Both riders crested the Mortirolo for the first time in the lead together, as they were allowed…continue reading →
Another hard day at the Giro

Another hard day at the Giro

After yesterday's rest day, we were up for yet another day at the Giro d'Italia U23. Today's stage presented a predominantly flat parcour all the way to the foot of the Passo del Maniva, a first category climb that awaited the riders to finish the day up there. Once again, the day was off to a fast start with several attempts to create a breakaway. Our flag was well-represented in those moves as Ide Schelling was part of an early on that eventually got pulled back. At the end it was a group of…continue reading →
Evans rides to 18th in the first mountain test at the Giro d’Italia U23

Evans rides to 18th in the first mountain test at the Giro d’Italia U23

After a really bad day marked by the crashes of some of our riders, the Giro d'Italia U23 headed towards its first mountaintop finish of the 2019 edition. Sadly, Kaden Groves could not heal up properly from yesterday's crash and he did not start the stage in order to fully do so. Today's stage feature 140 km and over 4000 m of climbing, including a final 13-km climb. The race was off to a fast start with several riders trying to make it up the road. It was hard for the peloton to keep…continue reading →
Tough weekend at the Giro U23

Tough weekend at the Giro U23

We had a rough run at the Giro d'Italia in the past two days. On Saturday, a predominantly flat stage set the tone for a potential bunch sprint. Despite a first attempt of two riders to make it up the road, the bunch allowed them close to five minutes before speeding up. With 20 km to go the group was back in one piece, and with a bit over 10 km a duo of riders broke clear and got a significant gap. The efforts of the peloton, led them to chase it down…continue reading →
Groves & Schelling stay in the Top 10 GC after day 1

Groves & Schelling stay in the Top 10 GC after day 1

Yesterday's prologue set the tone for the 2019 edition of the Giro d'Italia. Just 3,3 km long, it was set to be an all-out effort all the way to the line. It was not a bad day for us, as we seek to repeat last year's success when Edoardo Affini seized the victory in the opening prologue and wore the first Maglia Rosa. This time, Kaden Groves was beaten by just 0,3 seconds and therefore denied the first leaders jersey of the race. We wrapped up a great team performance with Ide Schelling…continue reading →
Peák: “I want to win a stage in the Giro”

Peák: “I want to win a stage in the Giro”

Tomorrow in Riccione, the Giro d'Italia U23 will kick off. It will be a tough 10-day fight, in which we will put everything we have into showing the best version of ourselves. One of the riders that will feature the start line will be the Hungarian champion, Bárnabas Peák. The 20-year old has been struggling with illness for a while, but he is now back to top shape. "The start of the season was great, I got a nice win in Tour de Normandie, plus what the Academy has done in all stage…continue reading →
Groves: “I’d love to take one or two stages in the Giro U23”

Groves: “I’d love to take one or two stages in the Giro U23”

With 5 UCI wins under his belt, our Kaden Groves is putting in the final touches of his preparation ahead of the Giro d'Italia U23. The double stage winner in Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux and Circuit des Ardennes, as well as stage winner and first leader in Ronde de l'Isard, looks back to a solid start. " The first part of the season has been an unreal few months. I was motivated for each race and trained really hard-targeting the races that suited me and I am relieved to have performed well…continue reading →
Hoole and Meeus rode into the Top 20 in Roubaix

Hoole and Meeus rode into the Top 20 in Roubaix

Paris Roubaix it is always one of the main targets of our calendar, and this year was not an exception. With more than 25 km of cobbled sections ahead, the race was off to fast start with several riders trying to make it up the road, until it was eventually a group of two riders the ones who formed the breakaway of the day, with one rider in between them and the bunch trying to chase the move down.Once the breakaway went off, our riders took the head of the peloton and controlled…continue reading →