Jordi Meeus is the new U23 Belgian Champion

Yesterday our Jordi Meeus, became the U23 Belgian Road Race Champion, after outpowering all his rivals in the final sprint. The 22-year old, who will move up to the WorldTour ranks next season with Bora-Hansgrohe, was helped by teammate Stan van Tricht during the whole day. "It feels great to win the jersey. I’m super happy to win the race and thank the team for the past years!" highlights Meeus after his last race in Academy colors. Our lineup for the day was down to two riders, due to the injuries suffered by…continue reading →

Preview U23 Belgian Road Race Championships

The U23 Belgian Road Race Nationals will feature our last road race of the 2020 season. Stan van Tricht and Jordi Meeus, will line up in Stad Lokeren with the aim of bringing back to the Academy the best possible result despite the short numbers. Our Belgian line up will miss Milan Paulus, who suffered a crash in Paris Tours U23 and broke his collarbone, which meant that his season was over. The race previews an aggressive day, as there will be many teams with deep rosters and different scenarios to manage. Both…continue reading →

Dries Hollanders: “We have to be patient, but we have options”

Last weekend's Paris Tours featured our last international race of the season, and for most of our riders that meant that the season was over and it was time to rest. However, for the Belgian riders, they have one more stop in the U23 Belgian Championships on Saturday before they can start thinking about 2021. Stan van Tricht and Jordi Meeus will sadly not have the support of Milan Paulus. The young Belgian rider, broke his collarbone in a crash during Paris Tours U23 and was forced to call it quits in the…continue reading →

Jordi Meeus sprints to second in Paris Tours U23

Yesterday's Paris Tours U23 featured our last international race of the year, with just the U23 Belgian Road Race championships remaining to our 2020 calendar. The race was off to a an easy start, with a three-man breakaway quickly getting up the road and the main bunch managing the time gaps. But around 30 kilometers into the day, a big crash happened in the middle of the bunch, taking down Jordi Meeus, Daan Hoole and Milan Paulus. Sadly the latest, was not able to continue and was driven to a nearby hospital, which…continue reading →

Preview Paris Tours U23

On Sunday, we will line up for our last race of the season as a team, Paris Tours U23. The French race will present a very tough parcour that will include several gravel sections, which will make it a challenging day for the whole bunch. The Academy will get to the start line with a mixed lineup that will feature the riders in the best shape possible at the moment. Daan Hoole and Maikel Zijlaard have had a good approach to this race in terms of performance and they will be joined by…continue reading →

Tom Day signs for the Academy for 2021 onwards

We are delighted to announce the signing of British talent, Tom Day, who will join the SEG Racing Academy structure in 2021. Day will join our program straight from the juniors ranks, in which he has emerged as one of the most prominent prospects in the UK, seizing the British National Time Trial title as well as success on the track. "The SEG Racing Academy has a very exciting racing calendar which will provide me with opportunities to race a wide variety of classics and stage races across Europe, enable me to learn…continue reading →

Jordi Meeus: “I’m feeling strong, we will battle for the win”

Jordi Meeus joined the Academy halfway into 2017 as a trainee, and now he starts his final week as a SEG Racing Academy member before moving up to WorldTour level with Bora-Hansgrohe. The Belgian rider still has two main goals to achieve while wearing our colors, and one starts on Sunday with Paris Tours U23 while the U23 Belgian Nationals will take place next week. "The last part of the season is going very well I'd say. After the Covid-19 break, we went from race to race so I can't think of a…continue reading →

Dries de Pooter signs with the SEG Racing Academy

We are delighted to announce that the current Belgian Junior Road Race Champion, Dries de Pooter, has signed for the Academy and will join our development program from 2021 onwards. "The SEG Racing Academy is a top world-class team in helping U23 talents to get ready and make the step towards the professional ranks when the moment is right. The way that the riders are guided and the international racing program that the Academy does every season, is just tailor-made for the rider's development".  The 17-year old, has emerged as one of the…continue reading →

Stan van Tricht: “My performances improved a lot”

It was halfway into the 2019 season when Stan van Tricht joined the Academy as a trainee. He hit the ground running really fast with a stage win in season's finale Olympia's Tour and a solid performance which put him in the third spot for that race. One year on with the Academy, van Tricht keeps on improving as it was shown with his recent win in the third round of the Arden Challenge. "The season it's been holding mixed feeling for all of us. Personally, at one side my performances improved a…continue reading →
Daan Hoole: “I’m improving in all aspects of cycling”

Daan Hoole: “I’m improving in all aspects of cycling”

Daan Hoole joined the Academy ahead of the 2018 season and hit the ground running with a third place in the U23 Dutch TT nationals in his first year in the category, and in 2019 he emerged as one of the best time trial specialists of the U23 ranks with a record of finishing all his time trials efforts in the Top 10, including the U23 Dutch TT national title and well-deserved sixth place in the U23 Europeans TT and a Top 10 in the U23 Worlds time trial.  Despite the unusual structure…continue reading →