Jordi Meeus takes the win 1.1’s Gooiske Pijl

Jordi Meeus takes the win 1.1’s Gooiske Pijl

After yesterday's action in Tour de l'Eurométropole, we were back in action with 1.1's Gooiske Pijl. The race was off to a fast start, with dangerous moves being done from early on featuring some of the favorites for the day. Cees Bol was in an early 7-man group which was eventually neutralized after the peloton split in two because of the crashes. The breakaway of the day included our Jordi Meeus alongside four other riders, but after some kilometers, the leading riders were joined by another group of 6 members. The fast pace imposed…continue reading →
Solid Academy performance in Tour de l’Eurométropole

Solid Academy performance in Tour de l’Eurométropole

The Academy talents sealed a solid performance in 1.HC's Tour de l'Eurométropole in a field mainly composed of WorldTour and ProContinental teams. The parcour was predominantly flat but a series of short steep climbs made the race hard for all riders, but since the very beginning, the Academy showed the colors as Marten  Kooistra jumped in the break. The runner-up in the Olympia's Tour overall was joined on that move by five other riders, and in the first part of the stage, they were allowed up to seven minutes before the bunch picked up the pace.…continue reading →
Adam Hartley will ride for the Academy in 2019

Adam Hartley will ride for the Academy in 2019

We are happy to announce that Adam Hartley will join the Academy from 2019 onwards. The British climber feels excited and happy ahead of the opportunity, after having a tough beginning of the season after carrying an injury on his wrist after a hard accident. "I am very happy to sign for the SEG Racing Academy. Following two years in the U23 Great Britain Team, I feel like it is the best platform to progress", points out the talented bike rider who today turns 20 years old.  Hartley, who this season already sized a…continue reading →
Schelling on fixed gear racing: “I am learning a lot and becoming a better rider”

Schelling on fixed gear racing: “I am learning a lot and becoming a better rider”

Last month we announced that SEG Racing Academy was set to ride in fixed gear criteriums in the NL Crit Series with the aim of participating in the Red Hook Milano. In this period of time, our Ide Schelling has been part of two fixed gear criteriums already and the young Dutchman highlights the uniqueness of these events. "My experience so far has been great, I really like riding in fixed gear. It is a whole new discipline which requires a lot of skill and not only fast legs. Everything that surrounds these…continue reading →
Edoardo Affini will join Mitchelton – Scott

Edoardo Affini will join Mitchelton – Scott

Edoardo Affini will become the fourth Academy graduate of 2018 as he will move up to the WorldTour with Team Mitchelton-Scott. This way the 22-year old Italian will complete his dream of moving up to the pro ranks after joining the Academy ahead of the 2017 season. "It is truly a dream come true to move to WorldTour and doing so with such a team like Mitchelton-Scott makes it even more special", points out Affini. Affini, who in 2018 has seized a total of five victories including both U23 Italian national titles as well as the…continue reading →
Edo Affini: “We have done everything properly ahead of the Worlds”

Edo Affini: “We have done everything properly ahead of the Worlds”

Our Edoardo Affini it is no stranger in fighting for the win when it comes down to a time trial, in fact, he has done it four times this season and crowned himself as the U23 European TT Champion. After a really successful first part of the season, the Italian TT specialist will be fighting for the win in next week's U23 World Championships time trial in Austria. "I am feeling great and my preparation has gone as planned. Despite carrying two crashes in l'Avenir and Olympia's Tour, I feel confident about what we…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg: “I will give my 200% at the U23 Worlds”

Julius van den Berg: “I will give my 200% at the U23 Worlds”

Current Team EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale rider and Academy Alumni, Julius van den Berg, has been selected by the Dutch National Team to compete in the time trial and the road race of the upcoming U23 World Championships in Innsbruck. "It is always a pleasure and an honor to be selected to ride for your country, so needless to say that I am really happy about it. It is my last shot at a U23 race, so I will give my 200% in order to make it a one to remember. Personally,…continue reading →
Marten Kooistra seals a second overall at Olympia’s Tour

Marten Kooistra seals a second overall at Olympia’s Tour

After six hard stages spaced in five days, the Olympia's Tour was set to have today its finale today. We started the day with Marten Kooistra, who won yesterday's morning stage, in second place overall and Ide Schelling in third. Edoardo Affini who completed a great ride in the time trial was sitting in seventh place. The day started in a fast way as it could not be in any other way, and a group of 17 riders went away after the first bonus sprint with Marten Kooistra, Edoardo Affini and Jordi Meeus representing…continue reading →
Kooistra and Schelling sit on the overall podium with one stage to go

Kooistra and Schelling sit on the overall podium with one stage to go

Today's double-action day at the Olympia's Tour presented a tough challenge to the whole peloton. The morning sector featured a fast 100 km long ride, and quickly after the flag dropped, a 17-man break went clear with Thymen Arensman and Marten Kooistra representing the Academy colors. The 20-year Dutchman started the day in fourth overall, just 24 seconds shy from the race lead. The good understanding among the members as well as the strong work of Arensman kept the break distanced all the way to the finish. Kooistra did not let the opportunity…continue reading →
Action-packed day for the Academy with Meeus in the podium

Action-packed day for the Academy with Meeus in the podium

It was an action-packed day for the Academy as we were present in Netherland's Olympia's Tour, as well as in Belgium's Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. At Olympia's Tour our guys lined up for the fourth stage of the race, and we showed our colors from early on as Thymen Arensman entered into the breakaway of the day alongside five other riders. The peloton kept the gap always controlled and after the leading group was caught the day's glory was decided in a bunch sprint. Following a good progression this week, our Jordi Meeus took…continue reading →