Cees Bol takes the 32nd Academy win in Ronde van de Achterhoek

Cees Bol takes the 32nd Academy win in Ronde van de Achterhoek

Today's Ronde van de Achterhoek presented a 190 km long parcour, which included several gravel sections from Groenlo to Gendringen. The race was off to a quiet start with three riders getting into the breakaway of the day while all Academy riders kept their position safe in the peloton. The main group kept always the gap within a reachable distance at all times, before picking up the pace. In the closing part of the race the bunch approached the leading trio and once they were brought back a group of nine riders moved away. Cees…continue reading →
Kooistra takes 4th and Bol 7th in Koga Slag om Norg

Kooistra takes 4th and Bol 7th in Koga Slag om Norg

Today it was the turn of one of the most special races of the season, Koga Slag om Norg. It's gravel sections always presents a challenging parcour not only for the peloton, but also for the mechanics. The 191 km long race started in a fast way, as our Edoardo Affini made the initial move and went away alongside another rider. That first move was quickly followed by several others, and at the end, the break was formed by 7 riders, including our Marten Kooistra in addition of our Italian rider. They got…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy to join Fixed Gear criteriums

SEG Racing Academy to join Fixed Gear criteriums

We are really excited to announce that the Academy will compete in some NL Series Criteriums with the goal of participating in Red Hook Milano at the end of the year. The uniqueness and atmosphere of these events have been something that always attracted the Academy and to our rider, Ide Schelling. Even though that his ambitions lie on road cycling and the possibility of becoming pro one day, the 20-year old will combine both disciplines with the goal of improving physically at the same time that he becomes a more skilled rider.…continue reading →
Williams spends the day in the break in the last stage in Alsace

Williams spends the day in the break in the last stage in Alsace

Today's stage presented the last challenge in the 5-day long Tour d'Alsace. After two hard days in the mountains, today's profile presented a more flat profile, even though that there were certain sections that had consecutive short steep climbs.  As usual throughout the whole race the stage was off to a fast start and several moves were made from the flag drop. Finally it was a group of 12 riders who made the cut in the first instance, however, our Stevie Williams alongside five other riders bridged the gap and formed an 18-man breakaway.…continue reading →
Arensman rides in the break in the queen stage in Alsace

Arensman rides in the break in the queen stage in Alsace

After yesterday's mountaintop finish up the Planche des Belles Filles, today it was the turn of the queen stage of the Tour d'Alsace. Today the peloton faced the hardest stage of the race that featured a total of five categorized climbs along the 165 km long parcour. The day kicked off at really high temperatures, but that did not stop several riders from trying to make it to the break from the early part of the stage. Our first year U23, Thymen Arensman, got himself into the front cut alongside 11 other riders and…continue reading →
Ide Schelling takes fourth in Alsace

Ide Schelling takes fourth in Alsace

After yesterday's opening three-man team time trial, where our trio formed by Jordi Meeus, Marten Kooistra and Stevie Williams powered to third, it was the turn of the first road stage of the race. A total of 145 km awaited the riders, starting with a long descent followed by a really flat parcour all the way to the line. In the first moments of the stage many breakaway attempts took place, and eventually, it was a group of 11 riders who went up the road. Our second year U23, Ide Schelling, represented the…continue reading →
Preview Tour d’Alsace

Preview Tour d’Alsace

After a short period away from the racing scheme and a training camp in the region, the Academy is back in action in Tour d'Alsace. The French race will hold 5 days of action and will combine a team time trial, sprint stages and mountaintop finishes. The opening day will see the rider compete in a 3-man time team trial that will kick things off ahead of a strong week of racing, in which Fabio Jakobsen seized a stage win in last year's edition. Our trainee, Tiago Antunes, will race for the first…continue reading →
Tiago Antunes will join the Academy in 2019 and will also join the team as a trainee

Tiago Antunes will join the Academy in 2019 and will also join the team as a trainee

Tiago Antunes is the first signing of the Academy for 2019 and will also join the team as a trainee from August the 1st.  The 21-year will combine his racing program in his current team, Spain's Aldro Cycling Team, with some races with the Academy starting in Tour d'Alsace in early August. "I chose the SEG Racing Academy because I think that it is the best fit to develop yourself as a rider and get ready to make the step" highlights Antunes, who will become the first ever Portuguese rider to join the…continue reading →
Cees Bol will move to the WorldTour with Team Sunweb

Cees Bol will move to the WorldTour with Team Sunweb

Cees Bol will move up to the professional ranks with WorldTour's Team Sunweb. After a really solid 2018, where he seized wins in races like Tour de Bretagne, Flèche Ardennaise or Wanzeel Koerse, Bol will join the Dutch squad as a trainee before starting a two-year deal with the team. "I am really happy to join such a great team. It has always been a dream to become a professional and now I can say that I achieved it. However, I will not stop here as I want to keep on developing myself as a…continue reading →
Stevie Williams will step to the WordTour with Team Bahrain Merida

Stevie Williams will step to the WordTour with Team Bahrain Merida

Our Welsh climber, Stephen Williams, will join WorldTour's Bahrain Merida from August the 1st as a trainee followed by a 2-year deal. The 22-year old, who seized the overall victory in the Ronde de l'Isard, joined the Academy two years ago and developed into one of the best climbers in the U23 ranks. "Joining Bahrain Merida is a great privilege for me, I am over the moon to be stepping up to WorldTour with them. I am looking forward to being part of this journey, I feel like it is the perfect stepping…continue reading →