Chaotic day in Normandie with Meeus spriting to third

Chaotic day in Normandie with Meeus spriting to third

After yesterday's win by Alberto Dainese, which also catapulted him to the top of the General Classification, today's stage was presented as a tough one for our guys. The Italian sprinter started the day in the right way as he took three bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint. But after a very fast first hour of racing, where the bunch covered almost 50 km, our Italian sprinter could not follow the pace and lost contact to the main group in the second climb of the day. That group never got back to the bunch,…continue reading →
Dainese takes the win and moves to the GC lead in Normandie

Dainese takes the win and moves to the GC lead in Normandie

Today's stage in Tour de Normandie presented a predominantly flat 170 km long parcour, with a final local circuit that was set to see the race finish in a bunch sprint. It was yet again a fast start with a group of four riders going up the road and forming the breakaway of the day.Back in the bunch, our riders had a clear goal, deliver Alberto Dainese into the best possible position coming into the final. His second place in yesterday's opening day confirmed the good sensations and that's why Tiago Antunes joined…continue reading →
Dainese takes second in the opening day in Normandie

Dainese takes second in the opening day in Normandie

Today it was the start of our first stage race of the season, Tour de Normandie. The 7-day long stage race kicked off with a 159 km long stage, which featured several laps to a local circuit before the finish. After some early attempts, a 4-man breakaway went up the road with the peloton allowing more than 4 minutes before picking up the pace shrinking the distance. No Academy riders were part of the early move, instead, all six sat nice and easy in the wheels saving energy for the hectic final awaiting. However,…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy is looking for a Strategy Director through PC game

SEG Racing Academy is looking for a Strategy Director through PC game

AMSTERDAM - The UCI Continental team SEG Racing Academy is utilizing the Pro Cycling Manager 2018 (PCM) PC game by Cyanide Studio to look for a Strategy Director. On Saturday, May 4th, the best PCM players in the world will compete in the SEG Racing Academy PCM Cup 2019. The winner of the SEG PCM Cup will be invited to join the team as Strategy Director for a race day, all expenses paid!Bart van Haaren, SEG Racing Academy Manager: “SEG Racing Academy has always embraced technology and is continuously innovating. We are curious…continue reading →
Stavrakakis: “Racing on Zwift pushes your limits”

Stavrakakis: “Racing on Zwift pushes your limits”

George Stavrakakis is kicking off his second season in the Academy get up. This off-season our 20-year old has featured four times our lineup in KISS Super League races, finishing in a well-fought sixth place last week in round 8. "Zwift is a very nice new experience. It's the easiest way to test yourself against the pros by staying at your own house. Zwift can move cycling forward and attract this way more people to get on the bikes and ride against the big names. The risk of crashing is zero, no possibility…continue reading →
Rasch takes 5th in Houtse Linies and Schelling 11th in RvD

Rasch takes 5th in Houtse Linies and Schelling 11th in RvD

It was an action-packed Sunday for the Academy as we featured the start line of Ronde van Drenthe and Houtse Linies, with the goal of keep on showing ourselves and trying to make the most of it. Both races were presented under rainy and windy conditions, which did not stop our youngsters of getting stuck in. The unfavorable weather conditions and the cobbled sections were two of the main obstacles to overcome in Houtse Linies, however, the Academy flag was always well-represented in the front of the race thanks to the efforts of Minne Verboom. The…continue reading →
Jordi Meeus sprints to second in Wanzele Koerse

Jordi Meeus sprints to second in Wanzele Koerse

The first pro-Kermesse of the season was up for grabs today in Belgian soil, as our riders started in Wanzele Koerse. A race that brings back sweet memories from the last edition, as our Alumni Cees Bol (currently wearing Team Sunweb's get up in the WordTour) won in a fashionable way after finishing a 13-km long solo attack. As usual, the race was marked by countless attacks and small groups going up the road throughout the 16 laps to the local circuit. Our colors were well-represented at all times, especially as Jordi Meeus and…continue reading →
VAR

VAR

Quality is the key word of the VAR Tools. VAR will support SEG Racing Academy with the best tools to maintain the bikes. In order te keep striving forward VAR is always looking for improvements of their products throughout product development.   SEG Racing Academy will partner up with VAR to establish this product development project by using a wide range of their products. The tools also help our mechanics to maintain the bikes as best as possible so our riders are safe on the bike! vartools.comcontinue reading →
Michel Cornelisse

Michel Cornelisse

Who? Netherland's finest, Michel Cornelisse, enjoyed a 13-year long pro career in teams such as Superconfex, Panasonic and TVM before jumping on the car and becoming Sports Director for Vacansoleil (NED), MTN - Qhubeka (RSA) and Team Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij (NED), before joining the Academy in 2018. What about him? In May 2017, Michel served as "guest" Sports Director of the Academy during the Ronde de l'Isard. He felt an instant connection to the team, riders, and staff. When the season was over, he had it very clear, he wanted to come back…continue reading →
Edoardo Affini

Edoardo Affini

Who? Edoardo Affini, Italian style, WorldTour level.  What about him?    After two difficult years as U23 in Italy, Affini joined the Academy in 2017 in order to make the next step and get ready to jump to the professional ranks.    How did he perform?   In his first year at the Academy, Affini already achieved some notable results in time trials (4th in the U23 European Championships and 8th in the U23 Worlds), and week-long stage races (6th overall in Olympia's Tour), but it was the working base and the individualized…continue reading →