Academy makes transition from sports to esports team and becomes SEG eRacing Academy

We want to announce that for the time being the Academy will be renamed to SEG eRacing Academy as a part of a program that will centered in resuming our racing activity via virtual cycling platforms. At the same time, our talents will be provided with detailed webinar sessions featuring interviews, talks and masterclasses from our performance staff, Alumni riders and some of the biggest names in the sport. This way, the SEG eRacing Academy, strives to keep on developing and educating the riders through a unique and alternative calendar in which we…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy’s Statement regarding COVID-19

SEG Racing Academy’s Statement regarding COVID-19

After the decision of the Dutch and Belgian authorities to cancel all cycling races until the 31st of March, following the already announced cancellation of France's Tour de Normandie and Tour de Bretagne, the SEG Racing Academy's racing program has been altered and we won't be racing during the remainder of the month. The health and well-being of the riders, staff, fans and neighbors is the main concern and we fully support the decision. Everyone in the Academy is in constant contact with the medical staff and updates are provided regularly.  However, from…continue reading →
Daan Hoole: “Each of us believe a lot in our teammates, and it makes us stronger”

Daan Hoole: “Each of us believe a lot in our teammates, and it makes us stronger”

Daan Hoole just quicked off his third season in the U23 ranks. After two successful years in the Academy in which he developed all the way to U23 Dutch Time Trial Champion, 6th in the U23 European Championships TT and Top 10 in the U23 Worlds TT, the 21-year old is ready to make yet another step further in his development in 2020. "I look back to the start of the season with mixed feelings. I am really happy and proud on how the team performed, but I crashed in Ster van Zwolle…continue reading →
Excellent teamwork delivers Dekker to the win in Rucphen

Excellent teamwork delivers Dekker to the win in Rucphen

After a solid effort in yesterday's Ronde van Groningen, we were back in racing mode today as we were featured in the start line of Dorpenomloop Rucphen. The race presented a 200+ km long parcour was made harder due to the presence of strong wind and rain, but our riders did not back down and they started committed to execute the pre-race plan.  It took a while until a two-man group went up the road, but the strong pace that was always kept in the head of the peloton brought it back way…continue reading →
Wood wraps up Ronde van Groningen with a Top 15

Wood wraps up Ronde van Groningen with a Top 15

Ronde van Groningen presented a totally flat parcour, which included some strong headwind all day long. The race was off to hectic start as in the first kilometers, three of our riders were forced to stop for a bike change following crashes in the bunch. The peloton reminded together for more than 30 km. After, due to the strong wind, the peloton broke in different group with Wessel Krul making it to the front one, and Harrison Wood and Jesper Rasch in the chasing one.  Both front groups come together after a while,…continue reading →
Preview Ronde van Groningen & Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Preview Ronde van Groningen & Dorpenomloop Rucphen

After a really successful start of the season where David Dekker seized a win in our season opener, Ster van Zwolle, and Jordi Meeus and Stan van Tricht seized wins in Villers-le-Temple and Wanzele's Kermesses, we are ready for yet another action-packed weekend. Tomorrow our riders will start in Ronde van Groningen, a race that will feature a total of 174 km predominantly flat and with technical parts. Being at the front of the race it will be crucial as wind can play a crucial factor in the final outcome.  Lineup Ronde van…continue reading →
The Academy dominates Wanzele Koerse; Meeus wins and Rasch is 3rd

The Academy dominates Wanzele Koerse; Meeus wins and Rasch is 3rd

Today we went back to the start line of Wanzele Koerse, a race that brings us happy memories as in 2018 our Cees Bol seized there our first win of that season, and in 2019 Jordi Meeus was close to make it back-to-back wins as he finished second in the day. The Kermesse presented a totally flat 10,3 km long fast parcour that the riders had to tackle a total of 16 times. The day was off to a fast start, but our riders were committed to entering into the early break. Stan…continue reading →
Dekker rides to third in GP Le Samyn

Dekker rides to third in GP Le Samyn

After a successful start of the season, with a dominating performance in Ster van Zwolle where we seized our first win of the season, it was time to tackle yet another one-day classic, 1.1's GP Le Samyn which featured a really strong field with WT and PCT teams. The Belgian race had a total of 20 cobbled sections that awaited the peloton in the final part of the race, but the start was already a fast one and a group of 6 riders, which included our Wessel Krul, went up the road. The…continue reading →

Preview GP Le Samyn & Wanzele Koerse

After the success in our opening weekend, where Stan van Tricht in a Belgian Kermesse and David Dekker in Ster van Zwolle, seized high-quality victories, we are ready to keep on going for an action-packed couple of days in Belgium. Tomorrow our riders will lineup for 1.1's GP Le Samyn. This one-day race will feature a total of 20 cobbled sections, all in the second part of the race, which will be key when deciding the final outcome. The high-level starting list will enable our talents with great opportunity to test their strengths…continue reading →

Corbin Strong; World Track Champion

Friday 28th of February 2020 will be a date that Corbin Strong will remember forever, as it was the day in when he claimed his first Elite World Track Title in the points race. Strong dominated the event from start to finish and produced a performance that got him to the coveted rainbow jersey at age 19.  "It’s been a dream of mine since I started the sport. I’ve been feeling good on the bike lately and I was really motivated. My plan was just to race my own race, it was a…continue reading →