Preview Heistse Pijl

Tomorrow we are back in racing mode as seven of our talents will tackle 1.1 Heistse Pijl. The one-day race presents a relatively flat parcour with start in Turnhout and will finish in Heist-op-den-Berg 191 km later. The team is motivated to come back to a race that could not be held last year because of the pandemic, and we will look forward to replicating the success that we had there in 2018, when Cees Bol powered to a very strong Top 5 in a tricky final. We will show up at the…continue reading →

Wessel Krul takes ninth in the finale at Alsace

Today's stage marked the final of the 2021 edition of the Tour d'Alsace. After a solid day yesterday, in which Harrison Wood was part of the breakaway until the final part of the day, and thanks to this performance, he was awarded as the Most Combative Rider of the day. Marco Frigo also defended himself well in the last climb, crossing the line in 13th place in the day. Today the story in the early part was similar as in the days before. A breakaway of 8 riders broke clear in the early…continue reading →

De Pooter takes 10th at the Planche des Belles Filles

Today's stage at the Tour d'Alsace featured a broken parcour that finished off atop of the mythical Planche des Belles Filles, one of the most famous climbs in the cycling scene. The race was off to a fast start, but the breakaway was soon set and the peloton allowed them quite a gap again. After 60 km, a group of four riders gapped the main group by more than 6 minutes.  The peloton picked up the pace quickly and with around 10 km to the line the race was back in one piece.…continue reading →

Hard day out in Alsace

After a very strong 3-man prologue yesterday, in which the one formed by Daan Hoole, Wessel Krul and Stan van Tricht fell less than one second short of the win, it was the turn of the first road stage. Such a performance in yesterday's opener, allowed Stan van Tricht to start the day in the Best Young Rider.  Our goal today was to be part of the breakaway, but despite the effort, it was a group of five riders that was allowed up the road, getting a maximum gap of seven minutes. When…continue reading →

SEG RACING ACADEMY WILL SHIFT FOCUS FROM U23 TO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

Eight years ago, we acknowledged that there was a lack of investment in the development of U23 riders in international cycling. We identified that an independent institute that provided the needed tools to talents in order to develop themselves in a safe and clean environment, was missing in the sport. To change that, we decided to take control and created our U23 development blueprint, ‘The Movement’, based on the right ideals for up-and-coming talented riders. This resulted in the inception of the SEG Racing Academy seven years ago. With an incredible staff of…continue reading →

Day one in Aosta done

Today the Giro valle d'Aosta started with a really tough 110 km long stage that featured a total of 4 categorized climbs throughout. The race was off to a very fast start, with several attempts of making up the road. Our riders kept us well represented at all times on those early moves, with Milan Paulus and Marco Frigo representing our flag.  The one that stuck for a bit, was one with Milan Paulus and 8 other riders, but as soon as the climbing part started the front group broke into several pieces…continue reading →

Daan Hoole moves up to Trek-Segafredo

We are delighted to announce that Daan Hoole will be moving up to the WorldTour ranks with Trek-Segafreado already this year as a trainee before a two-year deal kicks in at the beginning of 2021. "I'm super happy and proud to see that my dream and what I have been working towards for many year is coming together and true. I'm really looking forward to be joining such a big team with such a strong history within the sport" points out Daan Hoole. The 22-year old joined the Academy back in 2018 straight…continue reading →

Milan Paulus: “I want to show my progression”

Milan Paulus joined the Academy last year as a first-year U23 and he is now enjoying his second season developing in our structure. The 19-year old is progressing through the ranks with higher and bigger goals each time around. We sat down with him to analyze the first part of the season.  How do you look at the first part of the season?I think I can say that I had a lot of bad luck in the past months. I crashed in Samyn and later at GP Vermarc. Because of another guy who…continue reading →

The art of time trialling

With just one more sleep until the U23 Dutch Time Trial Nationals are back in action, we want to take a deep look at the work that we do together with our performance partner, CyclingLab, on the aero testing and positioning of our riders on the TT bike. Aero and  TT specialist, Maarten van Kooij is the one managing the progress, adjustments, and improvements on the position of our main TT riders in order to find a balance between comfort, power, and bike handling. "To get the best out of a rider in…continue reading →

Hoole: “I’m ready to defend the title”

After a strong trip to Italy in which he seized his first win of the season at the Coppa della Pace and was close to doing it all over again at the Giro d'Italia U23, Daan Hoole looks back to the experience with mixed feelings. "I am super proud and happy of how we rode and won Coppa della Pace, but at the same time, I am a bit sad that we could not get a stage win or a good GC at the Giro d'Italia U23. We fought hard and showed some…continue reading →