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 →

Preview Omloop van Valkenswaard

A tough race awaits our talents at Omloop van Valkenwaard, with several gravel sections together with cobbled parts along the 196 km long route. Despite the constant challenges, the team knows how to perform well there as last year Jesper Rasch powered to a very solid third place in the day. The set of 1.1 and 1.2 one-day races that this lineup has put into the legs over the recent period will be a positive help for tomorrow's race. Riders of the likes of Corbin Strong and the above-mentioned Jesper Rasch can take…continue reading →

Preview Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23

After a very solid round of action at the Flanders Tomorrow Tour, our talents will lose no time and get back to action tomorrow at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad U23. The talent's version of the WorldTour race will hold several cobbled sections that will become key when deciding the eventual winner of the day. The last time we rode there, we achieved a strong result with Jordi Meeus crossing the line in fifth place, a placement that we hope to improve this time around. Our line up will feature the return of Dries…continue reading →

Hoole and Frigo go offensive on day one

The newly created Flanders Tomorrow Tour kicked off today in Belgium with a tricky 150 km long stage with two climbs up the short and explosive Kemmel. The stage was off to a very fast start with Daan Hoole making it up to the leading 4-man group. Shortly after, another rider made the gap up to the break making it a 5-man group.  However, the bunch never let the gap grow past the 1-minute mark. In the first time up the Kemmel, the leading group was reformed to a 6-man leading one, with…continue reading →

Preview Flanders Tomorrow Tour

We are just one sleep away from an action-packed three days of racing at Flanders Tomorrow Tour. The multi-day event will host a total of four stages within a three-day period with Sunday's finale having a time trial course in the morning as well as a road race stage later in the evening. We expect to see a great showdown among the best U23 talents in the circuit. We arrive in great condition and ready to make the most out of it. A solid block of mainly 1.1 races has set the tone…continue reading →

We fight for the win at Ronde van de Achterhoek

Today's race in Achterhoek was a hard one with several parts of gravel racing being key when it came to deciding the day's winner. It was all off to a fast start with two riders breaking clear of the bunch and forming the breakaway of the day. All our guys stayed in the main group saving their legs and energy for the final part of the race.  Once the race was to the second half of the parcours, the race blew up with the main group breaking into pieces. Inside the last 30…continue reading →