Burger on his recovery: “It helped me to grow as a cyclist and as a person”

Burger on his recovery: “It helped me to grow as a cyclist and as a person”

Bad luck hit Sven Burger's interests in late February, as after some pain in the knee during the last day of training in Loutraki resulted in a runner's knee, causing him an inflammation under the tendon of his right knee. "The injury started with some small pain in the last 10 minutes on the last big session of February's training camp. At first, it was nothing to be really anxious about but during the night it got swollen and really painful. Back then I was told to stay calm and not to worry too…continue reading →
Wessel Krul will join the Academy

Wessel Krul will join the Academy

We are delighted to announce that Wessel Krul will join the Academy as he secured a contract from 2020 onwards. The 19-year old will be intensively involved with the team since August the 1st as he will join us as a trainee from the remainder of the 2019 season. "I’m really looking forward to joining the Academy. I had a really good feeling about the team and with the people I talked to. It gave me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season and the upcoming races" points out Krul. The…continue reading →
Daan Hoole: “I knew that I could win that race”

Daan Hoole: “I knew that I could win that race”

Yestarday, our Daan Hoole claimed the U23 Dutch National TT title. After placing third last year as a first year in the category, Hoole came back this year ready to make it the best of the event and step up these two spots on the podium. "I am really happy that this goal is accomplished. In the past weeks in the training camp in Loutraki we focussed my training sessions on that because we win that I could win it" highlights Hoole. Hoole, already showed a glimpse of his TT ability by taking Top…continue reading →
Barnabás Peák set to join Mitchelton-Scott

Barnabás Peák set to join Mitchelton-Scott

We are delighted to announce that Barnabás Peák will join WorldTour's Mitchelton-Scott in a two-year deal. "I am stoked to join such a successful and high-profile team as Mitchelton-Scott. I have always been a fan, they are one of my favorites and it is beyond belief that I am going to ride for them" highlights the Tour de Normandie's stage winner. The 20-year old, who already completed a traineeship with Quick-Step Floors last year, is more than ready to kick off his WorldTour journey and integrate himself into the team's structure. "I feel like…continue reading →
Giro d’Italia U23 wrap up

Giro d’Italia U23 wrap up

After a tough and difficult race marked by the crashes and bad luck we had in the first part of the Giro d'Italia U23, we entered into the last weekend of racing in Italy hoping to make it count and ready to shake up the race. The second-to-last day saw our Barnabás Peák successfully making to the breakaway that made it to the finish, but our Hungarian rider was beaten in the final rush to the line and had to come home with a second place in the day after playing it perfectly…continue reading →
Schelling takes second in the Giro stage

Schelling takes second in the Giro stage

After the Mortirolo stage, the bunch faced a predominantly flat parcour that brought them all the way to Levico Terme. The day started really fast, as per usual, with the race capturing 46 km/h average in the first hour of racing. The first part of the stage featured several attacks trying to make it up the road. Alex Evans was second in the first KOM point of the day. Our combative Ide Schelling showed his form and entered into the move that stuck. The peloton allowed them no more than 2 minutes before picking…continue reading →
Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage

Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage

Today's stage at the 2019 Giro d'Italia presented a unique parcour featuring two climbs up the Mortirolo, one by each side. However, the total length of the stage was 94 km, which previewed an all-out type of stage as soon as the starting flag dropped. Our Thymen Arensman, who suffered two crashes in the first days of the race, went on the offensive and was joined by another rider as the formed the breakaway of the day. Both riders crested the Mortirolo for the first time in the lead together, as they were allowed…continue reading →
Another hard day at the Giro

Another hard day at the Giro

After yesterday's rest day, we were up for yet another day at the Giro d'Italia U23. Today's stage presented a predominantly flat parcour all the way to the foot of the Passo del Maniva, a first category climb that awaited the riders to finish the day up there. Once again, the day was off to a fast start with several attempts to create a breakaway. Our flag was well-represented in those moves as Ide Schelling was part of an early on that eventually got pulled back. At the end it was a group of…continue reading →
Evans rides to 18th in the first mountain test at the Giro d’Italia U23

Evans rides to 18th in the first mountain test at the Giro d’Italia U23

After a really bad day marked by the crashes of some of our riders, the Giro d'Italia U23 headed towards its first mountaintop finish of the 2019 edition. Sadly, Kaden Groves could not heal up properly from yesterday's crash and he did not start the stage in order to fully do so. Today's stage feature 140 km and over 4000 m of climbing, including a final 13-km climb. The race was off to a fast start with several riders trying to make it up the road. It was hard for the peloton to keep…continue reading →
Tough weekend at the Giro U23

Tough weekend at the Giro U23

We had a rough run at the Giro d'Italia in the past two days. On Saturday, a predominantly flat stage set the tone for a potential bunch sprint. Despite a first attempt of two riders to make it up the road, the bunch allowed them close to five minutes before speeding up. With 20 km to go the group was back in one piece, and with a bit over 10 km a duo of riders broke clear and got a significant gap. The efforts of the peloton, led them to chase it down…continue reading →