Kooistra: “I am happy with how the season is going and the way I improved”

Kooistra: “I am happy with how the season is going and the way I improved”

Recent Paris Tours U23 winner, Marten Kooistra, has excelled not only on one-day races this season, but also in week-long event like the Olympia's Tour where he finished second overall and took a stage, and the track taking third in the Scracth race at the Europeans Championships proving his consistency and versatility. "I am really happy with how the season has turned out, beginning with a win already in Ronde van Zuid-Holland was really good for the morale. After that, I had a good run at one-day races like Eschborn-Frankfurt (third), the U23 Dutch…continue reading →
Yes, you can!

Yes, you can!

Breekt jou het angstzweet uit, zodra je aan afdalen denkt? Dat is geen schande. Zelfs gelouterde profs kampen met dit ongemak. De volgende zeven tips kunnen jouw volgende bergrit een heel stuk aangenamer maken.1. RelaxProbeer tijdens de afdaling altijd ontspannen te blijven. Naast het feit dat je onder spanning simpelweg minder van je rit geniet, werkt het ook nog eens enorm tegen bij het ‘smooth’ en gecontroleerd rijden van een afdaling. Natuurlijk is er niks mis met enige voorzichtigheid tijdens het dalen, maar overdrijf hier niet in. Vertrouw op je materiaal én op…continue reading →
Schelling took fifth in Red Hook Criterium Milano

Schelling took fifth in Red Hook Criterium Milano

Last Satruday our Ide Schelling competed in the Red Hook Criturium in Milano and took home a fifth place overall against some of the strongest in the discipline. The young Dutchman showed his class from early on and qualified for the final as the second best rider out of 80. In a hard-fought effort in the big race, Schelling put on a great performance and not only was named the most combative rider, but also he took the first special sprint and rolled in fifth overall. "The Red Hook Criterium in Milano was…continue reading →
Kooistra finishes off a 30 km long solo attack with a win in Paris Tours

Kooistra finishes off a 30 km long solo attack with a win in Paris Tours

Today's Paris Tours U23 featured our last U23 one-day classic of the calendar, and our riders certainly made it one to remember. The parcours presented a 182 km long challenge with start in Bonnevel and finish in Tours. The race started with many attempts to make it to the break and it was eventually a group of 7 riders who went up the road, with all Academy riders sitting safe in the bunch. The 7-man leading group stayed in front for almost 100 km, but at that point the peloton broke into two big…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy to land in Esports

SEG Racing Academy to land in Esports

We are proud to announce that SEG Racing Academy, in partnership with SEG Esports, will launch the first-ever professional virtual cycling team: SEG Racing Academy Esports. The decision to enter the world of esports is part of the Academy’s international development strategy and represents a new way to engage with potential talents, fans and online cycling enthusiasts all over the world.In early 2019, SEG Racing Academy Esports is aiming to start racing in Zwift, (a multiplayer online cycling video-game) but will also be looking into other games and opportunities in a long-term. The…continue reading →
Sven Burger to ride in Academy colors in 2019

Sven Burger to ride in Academy colors in 2019

We are happy to announce that the talented 21-year old Dutchman, Sven Burger, will join the Academy for the upcoming 2019 season. "I am really honored and excited to become part of the Academy. It was a special season for me as I moved from my former team, Wielerploeg Groot - Amsterdam to Tirol Cycling Team in June, so finishing off the year with such good news it makes it even more special" highlights the Dutch rider who had a late start in road racing as he began in the MTB discipline. When the…continue reading →
Bol finishes 10th in Binche and seals a third overall in the Napoleon Cup Games

Bol finishes 10th in Binche and seals a third overall in the Napoleon Cup Games

After nine rounds filled with nail-biting action, today the Napoleon Cup Games held its finale with Binche-Chimay-Binche. The race presented a hilly parcour that featured some cobbled sections that the bunch had to tackle at each local lap. If the profile was not hard enough, the rider had the company from the rain already before the race was underway, and they carried it all the way to the line. The race started with several attempts of making a powerful breakaway group, and it was our Ide Schelling who kept the Academy flag well-represented when he…continue reading →
Dainese scores his second Academy win in Ronde van Midden Brabant

Dainese scores his second Academy win in Ronde van Midden Brabant

After the World Championships action, we were back in Academy colors in Netherland's Ronde van Midden Brabant. The 160 km long presented a predominately flat parcour that saw the riders complete 3 laps of 40 km before targetting the final two local laps in an urban circuit of 20 km in length.The race started with some attempts to move up front and it was finally a group of four riders the ones that made it up the road. The whole Academy lineup remained in the main peloton, saving energy for the right time and taking…continue reading →
Bol closes the Top 10 in Famenne Ardenne Classic

Bol closes the Top 10 in Famenne Ardenne Classic

In the middle of the World Championships action, the Academy lineup up for the second edition of 1.1's Famenne Ardenne Classic. The race presented a broken parcour with several short steep climbs that were set to play a big role in deciding the day's winner. The start was marked by several attempts to make it to the breakaway and at the end, it was a group of four riders the ones making it up front. The toughness of the profile and the length of the race (194 km), allowed the attackers to make a gap…continue reading →
Jordi Meeus takes the win 1.1’s Gooiske Pijl

Jordi Meeus takes the win 1.1’s Gooiske Pijl

After yesterday's action in Tour de l'Eurométropole, we were back in action with 1.1's Gooiske Pijl. The race was off to a fast start, with dangerous moves being done from early on featuring some of the favorites for the day. Cees Bol was in an early 7-man group which was eventually neutralized after the peloton split in two because of the crashes. The breakaway of the day included our Jordi Meeus alongside four other riders, but after some kilometers, the leading riders were joined by another group of 6 members. The fast pace imposed…continue reading →