Dries de Pooter seals his future with Intermarché Wanty Gobert

The Belgian youngster, who joined the SEG Racing Academy ahead of the 2021 season, has secured a WorldTour deal with Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert that will kick off in 2023. De Pooter became a trainee of the Belgian WorldTour squad in the latter part of the season already. For the upcoming year, he will be defending the colors of Hagens Berman Axeon.  "I'm really looking to the future! Turning pro was one of my biggest dreams and that I achieved that dream is very special, so I’m really looking forward to giving everything to show myself…continue reading →

Stan van Tricht gets a two-year deal at Deceuninck Quick-Step

We are delighted to announce that Stan van Tricht will join Deceuninck Quick-Step on a two-year deal after impressing the Belgian WorldTour squad during his traineeship. "I'm above the moon to make such a dream come true. I want to show myself from day one and learn a lot from this very successful team" points out van Tricht.  The young Belgian talent put together a very strong 2020 in which he proved his consistency from March to October. Van Tricht put the icing on the cake with a win at Gullegem Koerse during…continue reading →

Wessel Krul will join Rally Cycling

We are delighted to announce that Wessel Krul will become another Graduate of our 2021 Class, as he has signed a deal with Rally Cycling. The talented Dutchman joined the Academy halfway through 2019 and has developed himself as of the strongest riders in the U23 ranks. "It’s basically like a dream come true. Maybe when you live in the moment maybe you don’t realize it in the way you should. But it’s something I dreamed of when I started to get better and better at cycling. Now when it’s going to happen,…continue reading →

Preview Circuit des Ardennes

After a hiatus year because of Covid-19 regulations, we are back to full swing with Circuit des Ardennes. Our talents are more than ready for the 4-day challenge and we have proven that we have the know-how to succeed in that race with Cees Bol finishing in second place overall there in 2018 and Kaden Groves clinched two stage wins and the points jersey in the last edition ridden, in 2019. It will be a hard course, but the good feeling that we showcase during the Ronde de l'Isard and at the previous…continue reading →

Marco Frigo conquers the first stage of Ronde de l’Isard

Today's stage marked the kick-off of the 2021 edition of the Ronde de l'Isard. We have been always ready to score in the first stage of the race as for the past three years, Stevie Williams, Kaden Groves and Wessel Krul came into the finish line in the first position and went on to wear the yellow jersey. Today the story was no different and Marco Frigo kept the streak going wins a super solo victory after spending the day in the breakaway.  The initial move of the day featured a total of…continue reading →

Preview Ronde de l’Isard

We are back to stage racing mode with Ronde de l'Isard. The race in the south of France has, historically, been one of our most successful rides as we have seized stage wins in the last three editions and in the 2018 one we took home the overall win with Stevie Williams. This time around, the Ronde de l'Isard presents a total of five stages, including a final all the way up Plateau de Beille. It will be a climbers' race, which will enhance the chances of riders like Marco Frigo and Harrison…continue reading →

Preview Omloop van het Houtland

Almost 200 km between Middelkerke and Lichtervelde awaits the bunch at tomorrow's Omloop van het Houtland. After a hiatus in the 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race is back to full swing, and a strong field previews a hard day of racing for our talents. The predominantly flat parcour won't stop the action to take place from the flag drop. The constant and high-speed that the race will go at all times, combined with a tireless attacking mentality will make up for a great day on the bike.  Lineup Omloop…continue reading →

Preview Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

A total of 12 laps with start and finish in Koolskamp will feature the 196 km of the parcour of Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. The fast pace that this race always has, together with the strong start list previews an exciting day of racing for our talents. The good shape that we have been showing in our last outings with wins in Flanders Tomorrow, Omloop van Valkenswaard and Ronde van Hank is a positive note ahead of the race. With the morale through the roof and the team chemistry also sky-rocketing, we will have…continue reading →

Preview Eurode Omloop

After the success that we had in the Flanders Tomorrow Tour with a stage win by Wessel Krul, a second-place overall and third in the time trial by Daan Hoole, and a sixth-place on GC by Marco Frigo, together with Stan van Tricht's win in Omloop van Valkenswaard, we are back in racing mode. Eurode Omloop is next up in our racing calendar and with a local circuit of a bit more than 10 km and a total race distance of 152 km our riders will be aiming for the win again. The…continue reading →

Daan Hoole: “It feels like a dream come true”

After two consecutive Top 10 placements in his previous participations at the U23 European Time Trial Championships, Daan Hoole stepped it up yesterday and took third in the continental showdown in what was an amazing performance by the young Dutchman. "I am really happy. The European Time Trial was the goal of the beginning of the season and we always aimed for a podium finish, so in that sense, I can say that the job is done and that I succeeded" highlights Hoole.  Yesterday's third place in the time trial event means that…continue reading →