Q&A with Harm Bronkhorst

Q&A with Harm Bronkhorst

Our Performance Coach, Harm Bronkhorst, sat down with us for a Q&A about the training adjustments for the second training camp from a performance point of view. The Dutch coach, that has been involved with the Academy for more than three years now, together with the other members of the Performance Team have come up with a tailor-made plan for each of our riders in order to maximise their potential and make a step further in their development in 2020.  What will be the performance goals of this second camp?  This second training…continue reading →
Arensman talks about 2020, moving to the pros and goals for the season

Arensman talks about 2020, moving to the pros and goals for the season

Thymen Arensman is preparing for a very important year in his cycling career and development. The 19-year old will begin his third season in the Academy outfit, but in August 2020 he will join WorldTour's Team Sunweb. The talented youngster , which in his young journey has already a second place overall in the Tour de l'Avenir, looks back to a solid off-season period in which he combined CX racing and road training.  "I look back to a good off-season period. My time without bike was very short because I wanted to do…continue reading →
Frigo: “Preparation is on point for doing a great spring season”

Frigo: “Preparation is on point for doing a great spring season”

Marco Frigo, as well as most of his teammates, decided to stay put in Loutraki between our two training camps and focus 100% on his preparations coming into his second season as in the category. "The training camp is going really well. The weather is fantastic so that allow us to follow our training plan without problems. We have done a very solid block of endurance training, and I feel like it will help us a lot during the season. The team chemistry is getting better day in day out and I'm feeling very…continue reading →

Performance Q&A with Ioannis Tamouridis

With the first training camp coming to an end, and the second one just a few days away, our Performance Manager Ioannis Tamouridis, looks back to what this period means to the rider's performance. Our season opener is approaching, so the Greek Performance Manager also discusses how the training program will be adapted and the preparation will be on point for our 2020 debut. Performance and training wise, how do you see the team? What progress has been made?  I believe that we have a high-level of integration at the team with riders…continue reading →

Futurum Quality Gear becomes our official clothing partner

We are delighted to announce that the SEG Racing Academy and FUTURUM Quality Gear have joined forces for 2020 onwards. The partnership will see the Dutch brand become our official casual clothing partner, providing off the bike clothing and accessories to our talents and staff. Founded in 2012, FUTURUM came to life with the vision of creating high-end clothing at a fair price and locally produced in the most sustainable way possible. After years of constantly developing their existing products and bringing into the market creative and game-changing ideas through their unique technology, FUTURUM has become one of the…continue reading →

Corbin Strong: “My main goal in 2020 is the Team Pursuit in Tokyo”

Our multi-talented, Corbin Strong, started 2020 in full-swing and is shining in both, track and road racing events. Strong, who recently finished third overall in the New Zealand Cycle Classic and took the Best Young Rider jersey after taking two Track World Cup podiums, surprised himself with such performances after a resting period. "I had a short break over Christmas so I wasn’t sure what to expect at my first couple of events. The rest has done me a lot of good and I’ve been really happy with my results and form on…continue reading →

Ioannis Tamouridis; New Performance Manager

We are really happy to reinforce our Performance team and welcome Ioannis Tamouridis (1980) as new SEG Racing Academy's Performance Manager. Ioannis is a BSc in Physical Education & Sport Sciences and he is in progress of finishing a MSc in Human Performance and Health at the University of Thessaloniki. On the bike, Ioannis combined a road & track career that lasted 17 years on elite level. Tamouridis, took part in two Olympic Games (London 2012 & Rio 2016), is a multiple time World Championship medal winner on the track, Overall World Cup winner and…continue reading →

Aike Visbeek appointed as Academy Director

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Aike Visbeek as Academy Director of SEG Racing Academy. Aike Visbeek, is one of the most promising Sport Directors in international cycling​, with the 2017 Giro d'Italia overall win being his absolute highlight while serving as DS for Team Sunweb.  After a period of 7 years with the WorldTour squad, Visbeek makes now the transition from Sport Director to Managing Director of one of the best U23 development teams in the world. Visbeek, will oversee and manage all the Academy activities at the same time as he combines…continue reading →

Adam Hartley: “I’m buzzing for the season to start”

Our talented British climber, is getting himself ready to start his second season in the Academy's outfit. After a 2019 filled with highs and lows, we could see Hartley finishing in the runner-up spot in Giro Valle della Aosta before putting on a solid climbing performance in Tour d'Alsace. "I’m buzzing for the season to start, everyone in the team gets on really well and we have a good bond which is perfect going into the season. We have worked really hard and I hope the work I have put in will pay…continue reading →

Wood: “It’s very nice to have this training structure”

As a fresh new signing for 2020, our Harrison Wood is enjoying his first training camp in Loutraki as the Academy sets the corner stone for a great season. "The training camp has been really good so far. We have all made some good training rides and also a good baseline for future by doing the 20min test. The efforts have been focused in the z3/4 with good focus on building strength. It's nice to have this structure" highlights the British climber.  The talented British rider is getting to know in first hand…continue reading →