Two riders in the Top 10 at Ronde de l’Isard

Two riders in the Top 10 at Ronde de l’Isard

Today’s stage was off to a fast start as it took more than an hour of racing before the breakaway of the day was clear. The early moved was made and it featured up to nine riders, including our Jan Maas, who took a bonus of three seconds after winning the first intermediate sprint. That group worked together and opened and the gap was up to two minutes at the top of the Col d’Ares with 29 km remaining. The nine leaders arrived to the final climb of the day, the Hospice de…continue reading →
Fabio Jakosbsen wins Ronde van Noord Holland

Fabio Jakosbsen wins Ronde van Noord Holland

It was a fast day at Ronde van Noord Holland, and as expected the wind was present from early on. Our riders were always present in the moves and echelons, with Julius van den Berg and Adriaan Janssen representing the team in a dangerous moves in the first part of the race. When the bunch entered inside the last 25km ten riders went up the road, including van den Berg again and Fabio Jakobsen. Both Dutch riders made the teamwork count and after playing it smart following all the late attacks, the group…continue reading →
Van den Berg is the fastest at the DK TT

Van den Berg is the fastest at the DK TT

Julius van den Berg and Ide Schelling put on some big power and secured first and second in the time trial of the NH District Kampioenschap. This was Julius' first victory this season and the first podium finish for first-year U23 Schelling. Both riders had a great performance with an average speed above 48 km/h. This one was the sixth victory of the season for our team this season and the first in the race against the clock.continue reading →
Medical update on Hartthijs de Vries

Medical update on Hartthijs de Vries

Last Wednesday Harttijs de Vries suffered an accident while training on the roads of Limburg. The Dutch rider crashed into the back of a car and was taken to the hospital. Following several MRI scans, the doctors have fortunately discarded any severe injuries in his neck. After spending a day under observation, De Vries, who was third in last year’s Olympia’s Tour, was released and able to go back home. Besides several stitches in his neck and face, Hartthijs has a small fracture in his nose. Another MRI scan will be done in…continue reading →
Stevie Willams takes second at Flèche Ardennaise

Stevie Willams takes second at Flèche Ardennaise

The race featured a hectic start as many attacks were done in the first kilometers of the race. A dangerous move with 15 riders, including Julius van den Berg, led the peloton to pick the speed up and stayed together until the riders hit the slopes of the Côte the Vecquée. Several attacks went by but it wasn’t until the race arrived to the foot of the Côte de Cornesse, that the eventual winning move was made. Stevie Williams jumped off the main group and brought to his wheel three other riders with…continue reading →
12th place on GC for Julius at Tour de Bretagne

12th place on GC for Julius at Tour de Bretagne

Once again it was a rainy stage at Tour de Bretagne. After a fast start, a group of 28 riders including the race leader and GC contenders went up the road, and our Julius van den berg alongside Stevie Williams were part of it. Julius got to the last lap in an 8-man chasing group, but in the closing kilometers an inopportune puncture forced him to led the group go. Stevie Williams gave his wheel to the Dutch rider and rolled to the line in 12th place. We wrap up the Tour de…continue reading →
Fabio Jakobsen wins Rund um den Finanzplatz U23

Fabio Jakobsen wins Rund um den Finanzplatz U23

What a day it was today! On German roads, four of our riders took part in the U23 race of the WorldTour’s Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt. After an amazing ride under a very strong and persistent rain, Adriaan Janssen and Fabio Jakobsen were part of an 8 man group that was upfront in the final local circuit. In the closing kilometers Adriaan Janssen chased all the late attacks of his rivals and led the sprint for Fabio Jakobsen. The U23 Dutch national champion had no opposition and was the fastest at the finish line…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg sprints to 6th in Bretagne

Julius van den Berg sprints to 6th in Bretagne

A very strong Julius van den Berg got into the breakaway of the day in the very first kilometers of the stage alongside 9 other riders. They kept the gap to a minute and a half, but the high pace up to the Mur de Bretagne left the leading group down to two riders, one being our always-attacking Dutch rider.  Both worked together to distance the peloton and they were joined by another rider as they entered the local circuit. In the last two laps lot of attacking went by in the peloton, with…continue reading →
Three Top 20 in Bretagne, and Fabio takes eighth in Meerkerk

Three Top 20 in Bretagne, and Fabio takes eighth in Meerkerk

Stage 5 of Tour de Bretagne featured a very fast start that led the bunch to complete over 47 km during the first hour of racing. Several attacks and breakaway attempts were made but our riders always kept the team well represented by always following the attacks or making the cut to large groups. It took almost 90 km to the 6 man breakaway to go away and they were never seen again. The peloton started a fast chase as they got to the local circuit, but the gap always stayed over the…continue reading →
Longest day at Tour de Bretagne done

Longest day at Tour de Bretagne done

It was a long day on the bike for our guys as stage 4 of Tour de Bretagne featured 198 km. The peloton was off to a fast start and a trio of riders formed the breakaway of the day. And the slopes of the categorized climbs helped the leading group to make the gap the peloton bigger. Once again the persistent rain joined the riders and made today’s parcour way harder and made the chase difficult. Our guys rode in the peloton as the main group go to the local circuit. Two of the…continue reading →