Fabio Jakobsen close to the victory again at Tour de Normandie

Fabio Jakobsen close to the victory again at Tour de Normandie

Today was no easy day for the team in Tour de Normandie. A four men breakaway animated the race early on and led it for most part of the day, but because of the fast pace of the peloton the gap was never higher than 3 minutes. Our guys worked hard during the whole day and with 50 km to go they took the lead of the bunch and controlled the chase.  The group got together into the last lap and the speed increased as a massive sprint was coming up. Amazing teamwork put Fabio Jakobsen in…continue reading →
Gabriel Cullaigh finishes tenth in stage 4 of Tour de Normandie

Gabriel Cullaigh finishes tenth in stage 4 of Tour de Normandie

It was a cold, rainy and windy day in Tour de Normandie. Stage three kicked off at the foot of a 2 km long hill, and after several attempts the breakaway was composed. Five riders, including our Marten Kooistra went up the road and worked together during the vast majority of the stage. Meanwhile the peloton was riding at controlled tempo, keeping the leader's gap always around two minutes. The leading group grew up to six riders before the last lap, as the peloton approached the last climb of the day.  At the top of it…continue reading →
Fabio Jakobsen wins stage 2 of Tour de Normandie

Fabio Jakobsen wins stage 2 of Tour de Normandie

Another fast day in Tour de Normandie. As yesterday the peloton rode very fast, and the gap of the four men breakaway never got over two minutes.  Our  team was perfectly positioned in the bunch all day long, and that counted at the final part of the stage. Exceptional work by the lead-out train put Fabio Jakobsen in excellent position and the U23 Dutch Champion finished it off with an amazing win!  Impressive season start by Fabio as he grabs his second win and third podium in only five racing days!  Congratulations to all! Great team…continue reading →
Tour de Normandie stage 1 report

Tour de Normandie stage 1 report

It was a very fast day today in Normandie, the hilly 143 km course was completed at an average speed above 42 km/h. But it was not only the high pace but also strong wind what made the stage a tough day on the saddle for the riders. Echelons were present all day long, and after an hour of racing the peloton was down to small groups. Our guys were well positioned and made it to the first one, but luck was not on the side of Julius van den Berg as he punctured in…continue reading →
Fast day in Houtse Linies as Hartthijs takes 12th

Fast day in Houtse Linies as Hartthijs takes 12th

Another hard day in today's Omloop van de Houtse Linies!  The wind appeared in the first part of the race and quickly the peloton was reduced to small groups even before the first lap was completed. It did not stop but our guys were always between the first and the second group, in a race that featured a lot of abandons due to the tough weather conditions and high speed. The final was played between a 5-man group that was upfront during the last part of the race. Hartthijs was in the group behind…continue reading →
Ninth for Hartthijs de Vries in Ronde van Groningen

Ninth for Hartthijs de Vries in Ronde van Groningen

It was a tough day around Groningen.  The bunch stood solid for the first part of the race, bringing back all the attacks, but it was the wind the one breaking the peleton into pieces. Numerous groups were formed with only Hartthijs de Vries and Jan Maas representing our team upfront.  With 80 km to go Harthijs made the cut to the leading group. They stuck together until 20 km but he could not follow the winning move and five riders went away. There was no agreement among the chasers, and in the sprint of…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg: “It was my hardest race ever”

Julius van den Berg: “It was my hardest race ever”

"It was my hardest race ever", says Julius van den Berg after riding 200 km in the break in last weekend's Ronde van Drenthe. "At first I wanted to wait for the final, but once I was at the front of the bunch I could not hold back". It was a long day for him, with both the fast pace and the hard taking him beyond his limits. "I was feeling good, but at the end things got really tough and I was so tired. It was definitely my hardest race ever". Now he faces…continue reading →
Second place for Fabio Jakobsen in Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Second place for Fabio Jakobsen in Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Fast day in Dorpenomloop Rucphen today! After one hour of racing the first breakaway went clear. Several attemps were made during the first part of the race, and our guys managed to keep the team well represented. After an initial 8 men group (including Ide Schelling) was brought back, the break of the day went up the road and was caught with 30 km to go.  The peloton speed increase resulted into cuts and small groups with Fabio Jakobsen making it to the first one along with 10 other riders.The last 10 km were…continue reading →
200 km in the break for Julius van den berg

200 km in the break for Julius van den berg

The first of our two races of the weekend is done and dusted. Ronde van Drenthe saw our Julius van den Berg jump into the break just a few moments in the race. The leading group was allowed over 8 minutes before the peloton started the chase. Several attacks led the bunch to speed up and rapidlly it broke into pieces, but our Fabio Jakobsen remained always well positioned and made it to the first group. With only 2 km to go, empty after whole day giving all he had, Julius van der Berg had to let the…continue reading →
Affini: “SEG Racing Academy is the perfect fit for me”

Affini: “SEG Racing Academy is the perfect fit for me”

After kicking off his season last weekend with Ster van Zwolle, Edoardo Affini will be back on his bike tomorrow for an action-packed weekend at Ronde van Drenthe and Dorpenomloop Rucphen. The 20-year old rode for the Italian Team Brilla last year, claiming the GP de Nardi and was selected for several races with the national elite squad. For Edoardo, former European Champion (junior road race), the decision to join to SEG Racing Academy was easy. "The personal guidance is so important for me, I can improve a lot on and off the bike…continue reading →