Jordi Meeus

Who? Jordi Meeus, the lion of Lommel. What about him?  Jordi Meeus joined the Academy program as a trainee towards the end of the 2017 season as a first-year U23 as a talented and promising rider. Three and half years later he developed into one of the most dominant sprinters of the U23 ranks and a very strong one-day racer.    How did he perform? Already in his first full season at the Academy, Meeus snatched a win at 1.1's Gooikse Pijl which already brought his name to the table of the teams…continue reading →

David Dekker

Who? David Dekker, A.K.A SneakerDave. What about him?  David joined the Academy ahead of the 2020 season which was also his last in the U23 ranks. He landed a spot onto our program after seizing five wins in 2019 including the U23 Dutch Road Race title.    How did he perform?   His first and only season at the Academy was a very successful one. Straight from the gate, David showed the world what he was capable off and seized the win in our season opener, Ster van Zwolle, as well as in…continue reading →
Maikel Zijlaard about 2021

Maikel Zijlaard about 2021

Maikel Zijlaard joined the Academy ahead of the 2020 and at the moment, he is getting ready to start his second season in our outfit. The 21-year old is ready to make 2021 count after a roller-coaster of a year with some of his targeted goals getting cancelled. "I look back at the season satisfied, and even though it was a strange season due to the virus and all the restrictions surrounding it the team and everyone involved made the best out of the situation possible by creating virtual races and meetings for…continue reading →

Q&A with Sean Flynn

Scotland's Sean Flynn has been one of our additions during the winter break. The young and multi-talented rider will start his first season as a part of the Academy and will be looking forward to enhancing his development on the road as well as in MTB. We sat down with him for a quick Q&A about his goals and ambitions for 2021.  What do you expect of the coming year at the Academy? I'm expecting to learn a lot and gain a lot more experience of racing on the road at a high…continue reading →

Dekker: “Being part of the Academy has helped me in so many ways”

Just one season in our Academy was enough for David Dekker to showcase his potential and make the jump to the professional ranks. "The SEG Racing Academy for sure has helped me out in many ways. First of all it started with the confidence I felt already from the first conversation I had in 2019. This really made me believe in my own qualities even more. From the point we started the 2020 preparations, I soon found out the is an incredible amount of knowledge in the team. With a high quality performance…continue reading →

2020 Season Review

2020 has been a challenging one and the situations faced during the past year have been unique and a tough hurdle to jump. However, now that the year is almost in the books, we wanted to look back to, not only the what but also the how our 2020 season went down.  Our 2020 in numbers.30 Racing Days (80 in 2019)5 different countries (10 in 2019)3 Stage Races (10 in 2019)11 Race Wins (28 in 2019)49 Top 10  (109 in 2019)7 UCI Wins (18 in 2019)3 Graduated Riders (6 in 2019) Long-term viewWe…continue reading →

Jordi Meeus: “At the Academy I learnt how to race as a team”

Jordi Meeus joined the Academy in early August 2017 as a trainee and stayed with the team all the way until the end of his U23 stint. The talented Belgian will move up to WorldTour level with Bora-Hansgrohe from the 1st of January. "I think that the Academy helped me in every aspect to become a professional cyclist. The knowledge of the performance staff helped me to get me physically on a higher level each year. And basically, the entire team and people around it prepare you to take the next step. The…continue reading →

Hollanders: “We won a lot in 2020, but we want more in 2021”

2020 has been very challenging at so many levels, and that created extra pressure on our performance staff to keep our riders motivated and most importantly, to keep them educated on and off the bike. " It was not the season we all hoped for, but like always, we are kept on searching for the positive effect from all situations, and from that point, the 2020 season was very useful for the development of the Academy" points out our sports director, Dries Hollanders. The results sheet proves Hollanders' theory, as the Academy talents…continue reading →

Paulus: “Motivation for 2021 is higher than ever”

The 2020 season has been challenging at so many levels, and maybe even a bit more if that was your rookie year in the U23 category. Our talented Milan Paulus, has had a rollercoaster of a year, but despite all the hurdles along the way he is using all these experiences to build a solid base going to 2021. "Like everyone else, with Covid-19 it was not an easy year. Many goals were dropped where I would like to prove myself as a first-year. But due to the circumstances, I could already participate…continue reading →

Kyle Chromy will finalise our 2021 roster

We are delighted to announce the addition of Kyle Chromy to our 2021 roster. The 18-year old American rider will join the SEG Racing Academy as from the 1st of May of 2021 and will take part in some of the main stage races of our calendar. "I chose the SEG Racing Academy because I believe it is the best way to further my development as a rider. It gives me the opportunity to move out of the United States and get used to the European lifestyle. This will allow me to learn…continue reading →