Jesper Rasch; from football to cycling

Jesper Rasch; from football to cycling

Jesper Rasch landed a spot in the 2019 Academy roster after completing a traineeship with the team at the end of the 2018 season. However, the journey of the talented 20-year Dutchman goes way back, and it did not start with cycling precisely. "Even though that I was on the bike since an early, my main sporting activity as a kid was football. At the age of nine, I was scouted by Ajax and I played at HFC Haarlem, at the highest level in the Netherlands. Some years later I lost the motivation…continue reading →
The start of Sven Burger

The start of Sven Burger

13 years ago Sven Burger rode a mountain bike for the first time around Alkmaar at his brother's birthday party, and he instantly felt a special connection with it. From that age, until he entered the U23 ranks Sven's main focus was mountain biking, and became part of the KNWU Olympic Training Center (National Olympic Development team for Tokyo 2020), after racing during three years for Merida-Bassa Biking Team. When the switch to road racing came in 2016, the current 21-year joined the Dutch club Wielervereniging Noord-Holland with whom he completed the first two…continue reading →
How did Adam Hartley start in cycling?

How did Adam Hartley start in cycling?

At just 19 years old, Adam Hartley powered to eighth overall in the Tour d'Alsace after placing second in the team prologue and solidly riding up the Planche des Belles Filles, but Hartley's journey in cycling started around the age of 10. The Brit youngster came to the sport from 7-aside football and initially competed in sprint triathlons, but shortly after he decided to fully focus in cycling and cyclo-cross in the winter months. Adam made his first steps in the Manchester velodrome and already at U16 level, he got the first taste of…continue reading →
Tiago Antunes’ early days

Tiago Antunes’ early days

Tiago Antunes, joined the Academy the last August the 1st as a trainee, and the upcoming one will be his first full season with our colors. In the last part of the 2018 season, the 21-year old Portuguese combined his racing schedule with the Academy together with Spain's Aldro Team. But his journey in the cycling world started way back. "Back in 2005, my parents wanted me to pick a sport so I tried football but after my first training, I realized that it was not my thing. After some months, I tried…continue reading →
Jesper Rasch to stay with the Academy in 2019

Jesper Rasch to stay with the Academy in 2019

We happilly announce that after completing a traineeship with the Academy at the end of the 2018, 20-year old Jeseper Rasch, has secured himself a spot in the 2019 roster of the team. When the young Dutchman joined the Academy a series of goals were set together with the Performance Staff and in just a time span of three months Jesper made a lot of progression not just on the racing side but especially training wise. During the closing part of the 2018 season, the youngster could enjoy some high-quality one-day races which accounted…continue reading →
Barnabás Peák joins the Academy in 2019

Barnabás Peák joins the Academy in 2019

We are delighted to welcome the talented Barnabás Peák to the Academy ahead of the 2019 season. The 19-year started the year as a member of the UCI World Cycling Center team and earned a spot as a trainee for Quick-Step Floors from August onwards. "I am very excited to join such a successful and well-organized development team. From the outside, everything looks really smooth so I can not wait to be a part of it". Peak, who just finished his second year in the U23 category, had a consistent 2018 where he achived…continue reading →
Kaden Groves to ride for the Academy in 2019

Kaden Groves to ride for the Academy in 2019

We are pleased to announce that 19-year old, Kaden Groves, will join the Academy in 2019. The talented Australian rider, who joined Mitchelton Bike-Exchange in June, will take a next step in his development with the hopes of improving on and off the bike. "I am really excited to be joining SEG Racing Academy in 2019 and I am looking forwad to be racing in such a special environment and being part of one of the best development teams in the world" highlights Groves. The Aussie bike rider completed a solid second year as…continue reading →
Bol takes third in season’s finale Putte Kapellen

Bol takes third in season’s finale Putte Kapellen

Today's Putte Kapellen marked our last race of the season, and it has been proved all year long our guys played for the win regardless the field. The Belgian race presented a predominatly flat parcour, but the high speed since the starting flag dropped made it a hard one for the bunch, and a large group of riders already got away in the early part of the day, including Cees Bol and Jan Maas. The group was formed by a total of 21 riders with our two Dutchmen representing the Academy flag, and they…continue reading →
Preview Putte Kapellen

Preview Putte Kapellen

All good things must come to an end, and after a hard-fought season we are in front of the last race of our 2018 calendar, Putte Kapellen. Our final race of the season will take place in the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. The race will feature a strong field that will assure some quality kilometers for our youngsters. The team lineup will feature a combination of combative riders and fast finishers which could surprise the bunch in the final end of the day. It has been a hard year for the Academy…continue reading →
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 →