Fast day in Houtse Linies as Hartthijs takes 12th

Fast day in Houtse Linies as Hartthijs takes 12th

Another hard day in today's Omloop van de Houtse Linies!  The wind appeared in the first part of the race and quickly the peloton was reduced to small groups even before the first lap was completed. It did not stop but our guys were always between the first and the second group, in a race that featured a lot of abandons due to the tough weather conditions and high speed. The final was played between a 5-man group that was upfront during the last part of the race. Hartthijs was in the group behind…continue reading →
Ninth for Hartthijs de Vries in Ronde van Groningen

Ninth for Hartthijs de Vries in Ronde van Groningen

It was a tough day around Groningen.  The bunch stood solid for the first part of the race, bringing back all the attacks, but it was the wind the one breaking the peleton into pieces. Numerous groups were formed with only Hartthijs de Vries and Jan Maas representing our team upfront.  With 80 km to go Harthijs made the cut to the leading group. They stuck together until 20 km but he could not follow the winning move and five riders went away. There was no agreement among the chasers, and in the sprint of…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg: “It was my hardest race ever”

Julius van den Berg: “It was my hardest race ever”

"It was my hardest race ever", says Julius van den Berg after riding 200 km in the break in last weekend's Ronde van Drenthe. "At first I wanted to wait for the final, but once I was at the front of the bunch I could not hold back". It was a long day for him, with both the fast pace and the hard taking him beyond his limits. "I was feeling good, but at the end things got really tough and I was so tired. It was definitely my hardest race ever". Now he faces…continue reading →
Second place for Fabio Jakobsen in Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Second place for Fabio Jakobsen in Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Fast day in Dorpenomloop Rucphen today! After one hour of racing the first breakaway went clear. Several attemps were made during the first part of the race, and our guys managed to keep the team well represented. After an initial 8 men group (including Ide Schelling) was brought back, the break of the day went up the road and was caught with 30 km to go.  The peloton speed increase resulted into cuts and small groups with Fabio Jakobsen making it to the first one along with 10 other riders.The last 10 km were…continue reading →
200 km in the break for Julius van den berg

200 km in the break for Julius van den berg

The first of our two races of the weekend is done and dusted. Ronde van Drenthe saw our Julius van den Berg jump into the break just a few moments in the race. The leading group was allowed over 8 minutes before the peloton started the chase. Several attacks led the bunch to speed up and rapidlly it broke into pieces, but our Fabio Jakobsen remained always well positioned and made it to the first group. With only 2 km to go, empty after whole day giving all he had, Julius van der Berg had to let the…continue reading →
Affini: “SEG Racing Academy is the perfect fit for me”

Affini: “SEG Racing Academy is the perfect fit for me”

After kicking off his season last weekend with Ster van Zwolle, Edoardo Affini will be back on his bike tomorrow for an action-packed weekend at Ronde van Drenthe and Dorpenomloop Rucphen. The 20-year old rode for the Italian Team Brilla last year, claiming the GP de Nardi and was selected for several races with the national elite squad. For Edoardo, former European Champion (junior road race), the decision to join to SEG Racing Academy was easy. "The personal guidance is so important for me, I can improve a lot on and off the bike…continue reading →
First weekend of racing – recap

First weekend of racing – recap

What a start of the season for our guys! Last week, Stephen Williams won the Wattmeister competition. He is now one step closer to a traineeship with Katusha Cycling. On Saturday, Fabio Jakobsen spent the day working in the breakaway and, after following all the late attacks, launched and dominated the final sprint to take the victory at Ster Van Zwolle! Yesterday, our boys wrapped up the first weekend of racing with a superb team performance that delivered Gabriel Cullaigh to eight place in a rainy edition of Grand Prix de la Ville de Lillers.  We are…continue reading →
Gabriel Cullaigh takes eighth in GP Lillers

Gabriel Cullaigh takes eighth in GP Lillers

Today's Grand Prix Cycliste de Lillers has been a tough day out for our team. Not only the challenging profile but also the weather conditions, have made the course harder and have led to many abandons. A very fast start with have featured many attempts to make the break of the day, but our guys followed those moves perfectly and the team has been always represented in the front. Once the race got to the last lap there were some attacks trying to break the massive sprint, but the team relied on teamwork…continue reading →
Ster van Zwolle: first race, first victory

Ster van Zwolle: first race, first victory

Ster van Zwolle was our first race of the season and what a race it was! An early 9-man breakaway including Fabio Jakobsen was allowed up to 9 minutes by the bunch. The main group tried to get back the break cutting the gap down to 5 min with 30 km remaining, but victory remained upfront. After controlling  some attacks by his breakaway companions in the final end of the course, Fabio sprinted to victory! What a way to kick off our season!continue reading →
Ide Schelling’s U23 debut

Ide Schelling’s U23 debut

Saturday's Ster Van Zwolle will feature Ide Schelling's debut at U23 level. After a succesful last junior season, the 19-year old comes to our team to continue his development. "For me it was a top priority to join SEG Racing Academy", says Ide. "As a first year rider, it is all about learning. Having teammates who already won a lot in U23 is a big help. They are good people on and off the bike, which makes the perfect environment to learn and improve." We will closely follow this talented Dutch rider through the…continue reading →