Stevie Williams is ready to take on the Baby Giro

Stevie Williams is ready to take on the Baby Giro

Stevie Williams is enjoying his first year at SEG Racing Academy, where he landed attracted for the international calendar that the team offers: “As a young rider is really important to have a calendar that goes according to your abilities. I think that it is a key factor when it comes to progress, and SEG Racing Academy offered me that”. The British rider, who moved to the team apartment in Girona at the beginning of the season, showed his climbing abilities in the last Ronde de l’Isard where he finished sixth in the…continue reading →
De Vries makes the double at  the District Kampioenschap

De Vries makes the double at the District Kampioenschap

After seizing the Nord District Kampioenschap TT title last week ,Hartthijs de Vires made the double and won yesterday the road race! The Dutch rider imposed himself and arrived solo to the finish line. This is a very important victory for the strong Dutchman as he sees that after heavily crashing in a training ride last month, all the effort and sacrifices done during the recovery process are quickly paying off.  Nice one, Hartthijs!continue reading →
Janssen keeps the Best Young Rider Jersey in Limburg

Janssen keeps the Best Young Rider Jersey in Limburg

It was difficult day around Limburg, with plenty of short steep climbs marking today's parcours. The three-rider breakaway was chased down when the bunch got in the race's closing kilometres. There were lots of attacks in the final part, with our guys remaining in the peloton. When the eventual solo winning attack was made, four of our riders were in the chasing group. It was clear at that point that iwe had the goal of bringing Adriaan Janssen back in the leader’s jersey. The team did not manage to close the gap and…continue reading →
De Vries takes the win in the Districts Kampioenschap

De Vries takes the win in the Districts Kampioenschap

Hartthijs de Vries was the fastest rider in the Districts Kampioenschap time trial. The Dutch rider averaged an speed of 47,5 km/h in a 18,4 km long circuit. De Vries was two seconds faster than the second placed riders, and seized both the U23 and the Elite titles.  This is the seconds title for our team in that competition after Julius van den Berg powered to the victory as well two weeks ago. We are very happy to see Hartthijs back on the top spot of the podium after his crash 3 weeks ago!continue reading →
Fighting until the velodrome

Fighting until the velodrome

It wasn’t until the first cobbles section of the day that the breakaway finally went clear. They leading group was formed by 11 riders, including our Adriaan Janssen, and were allowed more than two minutes and a half by the bunch. Our riders stood well positioned in the main group as the they arrived to the hardest sections of the day. Bad luck was on the side of our riders when they arrived to the Carrefour de l’Arbre as Fabio Jakobsen had a mechanical and Julius van den berg crashed. With 25 km…continue reading →
Dries Hollanders talks about Paris-Roubaix

Dries Hollanders talks about Paris-Roubaix

For the past two days our riders alongside Jens Mouris have been around the roads and cobbled sections of Sunday’s Paris-Robaix for a recon. Dries Hollanders, our DS for the race, highlights the importance of these two days leading to the marked day: “ The recon is crucial. Riders need to know where the critical points in the race are and which are the hardest and longest cobbles sections.” In such a demanding race as the Hell of the North, equipment importance is very significant and can make a big difference: “Testing the…continue reading →
Medical update on Martijn de Jong

Medical update on Martijn de Jong

The Dutch rider is currently back home recovering from the injuries suffered at Ronde de l'Isard. After five days in a French hospital, the Dutchman transferred to The Netherlands by ambulance. Martijn suffered several fractures in his neck, back and shoulder. Luckily everything is stable now, but the recovery process will take some time. We wish Martijn a happy Birthday and even more important we hope he will recover soon from all his injuries.continue reading →
M. Kooistra: ” This race is very special and one of the most beautiful ones I know.”

M. Kooistra: ” This race is very special and one of the most beautiful ones I know.”

A crash in the last edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen U23 resulted in a broken collarbone for Marten Kooistra. Thanks to a lot of work and a speedy recovery, the Dutch rider will be at the start line of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix U23: "My recovery was really fast and after a week I was riding on the Tacx. Then I started riding outdoors again and I felt that I was getting better day by day." Despite the setback that the injury meant to his training and racing programs, the strong Dutchman is looking…continue reading →
Double action day for the team

Double action day for the team

Yesterday we wrapped up the Ronde de l'Isard with a tough a fast stage where our Jan Maas was 15th in the stage and secured his Top 10 place on GC by moving up to ninth overall. Our British climber Stephen Williams rounded up a good days of racing for the team in France, finishing in 11th place. In Omloop der Kempen, our team could not defend the leaders jersey as Adriaan Janssen rolled in 16th place after the team tried to bring the eventually winning group of five riders back. Our Dutch…continue reading →
Maas and Williams in the Top 10 ahead of the final stage

Maas and Williams in the Top 10 ahead of the final stage

It wasn’t easy for the breakaway to go clear as the peloton was off to a fast and nervous start in today’s Ronde de l’Isard stage 3. It took almost an hour of racing for 4 members of the break to be allowed a gap by the peloton. On the slopes of the Col de Chioula the peloton contained a reduced numbers of riders, and they got the foot of Plateau de Beille 25 seconds behind the last two members of the break. Due to the high pace, two kilometers in the climb…continue reading →