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 →

Preview Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

A total of 12 laps with start and finish in Koolskamp will feature the 196 km of the parcour of Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. The fast pace that this race always has, together with the strong start list previews an exciting day of racing for our talents. The good shape that we have been showing in our last outings with wins in Flanders Tomorrow, Omloop van Valkenswaard and Ronde van Hank is a positive note ahead of the race. With the morale through the roof and the team chemistry also sky-rocketing, we will have…continue reading →

Preview Eurode Omloop

After the success that we had in the Flanders Tomorrow Tour with a stage win by Wessel Krul, a second-place overall and third in the time trial by Daan Hoole, and a sixth-place on GC by Marco Frigo, together with Stan van Tricht's win in Omloop van Valkenswaard, we are back in racing mode. Eurode Omloop is next up in our racing calendar and with a local circuit of a bit more than 10 km and a total race distance of 152 km our riders will be aiming for the win again. The…continue reading →

Daan Hoole: “It feels like a dream come true”

After two consecutive Top 10 placements in his previous participations at the U23 European Time Trial Championships, Daan Hoole stepped it up yesterday and took third in the continental showdown in what was an amazing performance by the young Dutchman. "I am really happy. The European Time Trial was the goal of the beginning of the season and we always aimed for a podium finish, so in that sense, I can say that the job is done and that I succeeded" highlights Hoole.  Yesterday's third place in the time trial event means that…continue reading →

Preview Izegem

After a very successful weekend in which the Academy seized stage wins in Flanders Tomorrow Tour and Omloop van Valkenswaard, as well as a solid overall placement with Daan Hoole in second and Marco Frigo in sixth, we are back for more racing action. A Pro Kermesse in Izegem previews some fast action with a handful of attacks happening at every lap. We will go to the start line with a balanced lineup that will allow us to play several cards depending on how the race unfolds.  Lineup Izegem: Corbin Strong, Harrison Wood,…continue reading →

Daan Hoole with high hopes at the U23 Europeans TT

Daan Hoole will represent the Netherlands in the U23 European Time Trial Championships that will take place tomorrow in Trentino. The TT specialist has high hopes for the event, following a solid performance at the Flanders Tomorrow Tour in which he finished third in the race against the clock and clinched a very strong second place in the overall standings. "My expectations are to give my 100% and to ride a good time trial. Preparations are going well. After the Tour de l’Avenier I had some rest days and I was back racing…continue reading →