The Academy goes down fighting in GP Wallonie

Today our riders started in UCI 1.1's Grand Prix de Wallonie, which presented a broken parcour featuring 9 côtes, including the final one all the way to the Citadelle de Namur on cobbles. The succession of short step climbs at the end, previewed a fast and hard final rush to the line. The day was off to a fast start and after some attempts to make it up the road, it was a group of 5 riders the one that eventually got away. Within that group, we could find the likes of Tour…continue reading →

Milan Paulus will move to the Academy in 2020

We are really excited to report that 17-year old Milan Paulus has agreed to join the Academy for the 2020 season onwards. "I'm really looking forward to joining the team next season. I hope and expect that it will be a great run and I want to seize some nice results for the team and my new teammates" highlights Paulus.  The young Belgian talent has had an eventful 2019 as he rode to second in the Junior TT Nationals and to third in the overall classification of France's Ain Bugey Valromey Tour and currently…continue reading →

David Dekker to be in Academy colors in 2020

We are stoked to announce the signing of the current U23 Dutch National Champion, David Dekker, for the 2020 season. "I am very excited to be joining the SEG Racing Academy for the coming season. It will be a very important year for me and I feel confident that the Academy is the right place to be and the perfect environment to develop myself not only as a bike rider but also as a person" highlights the 21-year old. Dekker, who has 4 wins under his belt so far this season including the…continue reading →

Ide Schelling moves up to WorldTour level with Bora-Hansgrohe

We are extremely happy to announce that our Ide Schelling will join Germany's Bora-Hansgrohe for the next two seasons. The 21-year old, joined the Academy straight from the Junior ranks ahead of the 2017 season, and after three seasons within the team's structure, he became ready to move to WorldTour level. "I am really honored to be riding for such a great team. It will be a big step up in terms of racing, calendar and being part of one of the best teams in the world, but I am more than ready…continue reading →

Jordi Meeus: “I had some good results but of course, I wanted to win more, but this doesn’t come on delivery”

Yesterday our wrapped a really solid performance along the eight races that featured the first edition of the U23 Road Series. The Belgian rider seized the win in GP Tombroek, and in yesterday's GP Albert Fauville sprinted to fourth, which was not enough to stay in yellow as the GC leader by just one point. "Right now I look back a bit disappointed because I lost the jersey only the last stage. Not because I wasn’t strong enough, but because of a mistake in the final. But aside from that, I think I…continue reading →

Meeus takes fourth and finalized U23 Road Series 2nd in GC

Today's GP Albert Fauville featured the last round of the first edition of the U23 Road Series. The competition's finale presented a potential thriller ending as the general classification was headed by our Jordi Meeus, but the first three riders were just distanced by 8 points. The first part of the race saw many attacks go off the front of the bunch, with our Sven Burger representing our flag, finally, it was a group of 9 riders the one that got away. Our Marten Kooistra, who initially suffered a puncture but came back…continue reading →

Alex Evans: “I will never forget the win in Tour de l’Avenir”

Alex Evans started in halfway August his first-ever participation in Tour de l'Avenir, one of the toughest and the most prestigious U23 race of the calendar. The 22-year old Australian climber powered away from everyone in the eighth stage of the Tour de l'Avenir and took home the win, the third victory by an Academy rider in that race since 2015. "It’s a huge honor to have won a stage in a race as prestigious and will be a something that I won’t forget anytime soon" Evans arrived at the Tour de l'Avenir…continue reading →
Sven Burger takes 5th in Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic

Sven Burger takes 5th in Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic

Today's Veenendaal-Veenendaal Classic presented a tough challenge to our talents as the 1.1 category of the race attracted a competitive field to the start line. After becoming U23 European Road Race Champion and winning a stage in Czech Tour last weekend, our Alberto Dainese was one of the favorites as the race started. However, the strong Italian had to go back to the team car after 40 km, and change his rear wheel as it was broken. It took a while until the breakaway was firmly formed, and again we had our Sven…continue reading →
Alberto Dainese sprints to the victory in Czech Tour

Alberto Dainese sprints to the victory in Czech Tour

Today's stage number three at the Czech Tour presented a broken parcour that featured a total of four categorized climbs along the way, before facing the last 40 km flat all the way to the line. The start featured a breakaway of 5 riders, who broke clear of the peloton in the first phase of the stage. They were allowed close to three minutes before the pack picked up the pace. Our Tiago Antunes was part of some of the early moves that tried to make it up the road, but eventually, it did…continue reading →
Maikel Zijlaard will join the Academy in 2020

Maikel Zijlaard will join the Academy in 2020

We are delighted to announce the signing of Maikel Zijlaard ahead of the coming season. The 19-year old Dutchman will join the Academy after riding the last two seasons with Hagens Berman Axeon. "I am very happy and super motivated to be able to join the Academy and very much looking forward to the coming years. I want to achieve some great results personal and team-wise, and above all, I am looking forward to developing myself as a cyclist" points out Zijlaard. The talented Dutchman, who rode to third in the Giro d'Italia U23 prologue…continue reading →