Jordi Meeus: “My main goal for this period is to become a stronger rider”

After joining the Academy halfway in 2017 as a trainee, Jordi Meeus have been in constant improvement which led him to win 1.1's Gooikse Pijl in 2018, act as trusted leadout man of Alberto Dainese last year, and start the year in great shape with a win in Wanzele Koerse and great performances in La Samyn and Dorpenomloop Rucphen. Currently, Jordi as well as his teammates made the transition to eRacing as part of the SEG eRacing Academy.  "I think eRacing is a very good alternative in these days of lock-down. It keeps…continue reading →

Hoole: “It’s time to train, learn and focus on details”.

2019 was only Daan Hoole's second year as U23, but that did not stop him to emerge as one of the most promising prospects in the category, specially when battling against the clock, as he finished all the time trials he started within the Top 10. At the moment, Hoole and all members of the Academy have transitioned into eRacing at the same time as they keep on being education off the bike by the team's staff.  "It's great to have this alternative program. Racing wise, I still think we have to get…continue reading →

Ioannis Tamouridis analysis eRacing from a performance point of view

The SEG eRacing Academy was off to a solid start as Thymen Arensman seized the win in our first eRace of the year, and our riders swap the podium. Tomorrow, we our talents will lineup again for the Zwift NL Community race - Alles uit de kast, a race that you can join as well!  "During the last weeks our world is enduring unprecedented and tragic moments because of the Covid-19 virus. Due to this situation and with the cancellation of all cycling events, we have resumed our racing activity via virtual cycling…continue reading →

Academy makes transition from sports to esports team and becomes SEG eRacing Academy

We want to announce that for the time being the Academy will be renamed to SEG eRacing Academy as a part of a program that will centered in resuming our racing activity via virtual cycling platforms. At the same time, our talents will be provided with detailed webinar sessions featuring interviews, talks and masterclasses from our performance staff, Alumni riders and some of the biggest names in the sport. This way, the SEG eRacing Academy, strives to keep on developing and educating the riders through a unique and alternative calendar in which we…continue reading →
SEG Racing Academy’s Statement regarding COVID-19

SEG Racing Academy’s Statement regarding COVID-19

After the decision of the Dutch and Belgian authorities to cancel all cycling races until the 31st of March, following the already announced cancellation of France's Tour de Normandie and Tour de Bretagne, the SEG Racing Academy's racing program has been altered and we won't be racing during the remainder of the month. The health and well-being of the riders, staff, fans and neighbors is the main concern and we fully support the decision. Everyone in the Academy is in constant contact with the medical staff and updates are provided regularly.  However, from…continue reading →
Daan Hoole: “Each of us believe a lot in our teammates, and it makes us stronger”

Daan Hoole: “Each of us believe a lot in our teammates, and it makes us stronger”

Daan Hoole just quicked off his third season in the U23 ranks. After two successful years in the Academy in which he developed all the way to U23 Dutch Time Trial Champion, 6th in the U23 European Championships TT and Top 10 in the U23 Worlds TT, the 21-year old is ready to make yet another step further in his development in 2020. "I look back to the start of the season with mixed feelings. I am really happy and proud on how the team performed, but I crashed in Ster van Zwolle…continue reading →
Excellent teamwork delivers Dekker to the win in Rucphen

Excellent teamwork delivers Dekker to the win in Rucphen

After a solid effort in yesterday's Ronde van Groningen, we were back in racing mode today as we were featured in the start line of Dorpenomloop Rucphen. The race presented a 200+ km long parcour was made harder due to the presence of strong wind and rain, but our riders did not back down and they started committed to execute the pre-race plan.  It took a while until a two-man group went up the road, but the strong pace that was always kept in the head of the peloton brought it back way…continue reading →
Wood wraps up Ronde van Groningen with a Top 15

Wood wraps up Ronde van Groningen with a Top 15

Ronde van Groningen presented a totally flat parcour, which included some strong headwind all day long. The race was off to hectic start as in the first kilometers, three of our riders were forced to stop for a bike change following crashes in the bunch. The peloton reminded together for more than 30 km. After, due to the strong wind, the peloton broke in different group with Wessel Krul making it to the front one, and Harrison Wood and Jesper Rasch in the chasing one.  Both front groups come together after a while,…continue reading →
Preview Ronde van Groningen & Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Preview Ronde van Groningen & Dorpenomloop Rucphen

After a really successful start of the season where David Dekker seized a win in our season opener, Ster van Zwolle, and Jordi Meeus and Stan van Tricht seized wins in Villers-le-Temple and Wanzele's Kermesses, we are ready for yet another action-packed weekend. Tomorrow our riders will start in Ronde van Groningen, a race that will feature a total of 174 km predominantly flat and with technical parts. Being at the front of the race it will be crucial as wind can play a crucial factor in the final outcome.  Lineup Ronde van…continue reading →
The Academy dominates Wanzele Koerse; Meeus wins and Rasch is 3rd

The Academy dominates Wanzele Koerse; Meeus wins and Rasch is 3rd

Today we went back to the start line of Wanzele Koerse, a race that brings us happy memories as in 2018 our Cees Bol seized there our first win of that season, and in 2019 Jordi Meeus was close to make it back-to-back wins as he finished second in the day. The Kermesse presented a totally flat 10,3 km long fast parcour that the riders had to tackle a total of 16 times. The day was off to a fast start, but our riders were committed to entering into the early break. Stan…continue reading →