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 →
Cees Bol

Cees Bol

Who? Cees Bol, class of 1995, Noord-Holland's Best.   What about him?    Bol was recruited by the Academy ahead of 2017 after winning the overall classification of the Olympia's Tour. The 22-year old joined the Academy with the goal of getting ready to make the next step and move up to the pro ranks.    How did he perform?   Days before his debut in the 2017 season, Bol fainted at home and suffered a head concussion which obliged him to sit out for most of the season. In agreement with the Academy doctors,…continue reading →
Jan Maas

Jan Maas

Who? Jan Maas, born in 1996 joined the Academy as a third year U23 and left as a trainee to the WorldTour.  What about him?    The Academy recruited Maas ahead of the 2017 season. Jan had shown himself in a variety of terrains, but in the Academy, he found his true ability, his killer pace up long climbs.    How did he perform?   Jan showed his climbing skills early in the 2017 season, and after a fantastic performance he wrapped up the Ronde de l'Isard in ninth place overall, shortly after finishing seventh…continue reading →
Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Who? Williams, Stephen Williams, born in 1996 in Newport, Wales. Mega personality.  What about him?    Stephen Williams joined the Academy ahead of the 2017 season as a third-year U23, and quickly a two-year development plan was created featuring an international racing program that fully met his needs and allowed him to show his power and his WorldTour class.   How did he perform?   Even though that he already showed some hints of his potential in 2017, with a second place in Flèche Ardennaise and climbing with the best in Ronde de l'Isard,…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg

Julius van den Berg

Who? Julius van den Berg, born in 1996, was part of the first ever Academy roster back in 2015 and after four years in our development program he showed that he was more than ready to move up to professional level.  What about him?    Van den Berg was the first rider that the management of the Academy talked to when they were building the team ahead of the 2015 season. He came straight from the Junior ranks and already then we knew that we were dealing with a potential WorldTour talent.    How did…continue reading →
Hartthijs de Vries

Hartthijs de Vries

Who?Hartthijs de Vries, big talent of the 1996 class and joined SEG Racing Academy in his last step before moving up to the Pro Ranks. What about him? Hartthijs joined the team in 2017, following two years at Rabobank Development Team. Among his achievements there was a third place overall at Olympia’s Tour and the Best Young Rider award in the Top Competitie, both in 2016.How did he perform?De Vries was off to a strong start, with a fifth place at Gent-Wevelgem U23, 13th in the general classification of the Triptyque des Mônts et Châteaux…continue reading →
Adriaan Janssen

Adriaan Janssen

Who?    Adriaan Janssen, born in 1995, he arrived to the Academy ahead of the 2017 season as last year U23 ready to take the next step.  What about him?  Adriaan joined the team for the 2017 season from Jo Piels Cycling Team as a last year U23 rider. His strong results in the U23 circuit made clear that we were dealing with an upcoming talent.     How did he perform?  There is no discussion about Adriaan’s talent for cycling, so we gave him the best possible program he could have. From time…continue reading →
Fabio Jakobsen

Fabio Jakobsen

Who? Fabio Jakobsen, talented bike rider raised in Heukelum. Fabio joined the team as a first year U23 with the dream of joining the WorldTour one day. Three years and 13 wins later signed for Quick-Step Floors team. What about him?Fabio was part of the first ever Academy roster in 2015 after shining in his last year as a Junior, during which he seized a total of 13 wins. Moving to the U23 ranks with an already impressive tally didn’t make him stop working hard and chasing his dream of reaching the WorldTour.  …continue reading →
Michiel Elijzen

Michiel Elijzen

Who? Dutchie and Utrecht-based. Before turning his attention to coaching, Michiel was a former professional on the road. He raced for Cofidis (FRA), Rabobank (NED) and Lotto (BEL). Winner of the Eneco Tour prologue and Duo Normand alongside Bradley Wiggins. What about him? Michiel was one of the youngest sport directors ever. After two years in the car with the Belgium Lotto team, he moved to Dutch team Rabobank. Spending his time at Rabo and Belkin, Michiel realised being just a DS wasn’t for him. He wanted to develop himself into a complete…continue reading →
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