SEG Racing Academy dominates and wins the Dutch National U23 Championships

SEG Racing Academy dominates and wins the Dutch National U23 Championships

What a race it was! We came into the race with the goal of retaining the Dutch Champions jersey. A goal which we confidently achieved.  Our riders followed clear and deliberate team instructions and went on the attack from the very first kilometers of the day. In the very first instances of the race it was Adriaan Janssen who took the lead with three other, just behind him was Ide Schelling in a group of three. Eventually the rest of the peloton caught up with them. For the rest of the race it…continue reading →
Cullaigh: “I want to develop myself as a one-day racer.”

Cullaigh: “I want to develop myself as a one-day racer.”

Gabriel Cullaigh will be in the Isle of Man this weekend riding the U23 TT British Championships. The British rider decided to sign for the team last winter because of the wider facilities that SEG had to offer: “Next to an extensive guidance, it was mainly the program that the team would race what made my decision easier. The chance of racing in a diverse variety of racing it is what a rider like me needs right now.”  Cullaigh moved to the team's Girona apartment this winter, and during the first part of the…continue reading →
JULIUS VAN DE BERG WINS U23 DUTCH NATIONAL TIME TRIAL TITLE

JULIUS VAN DE BERG WINS U23 DUTCH NATIONAL TIME TRIAL TITLE

What a way to kick off the Dutch National Championships! Our Julius van den Berg made the most of his good form and claimed the U23 title in Montferland. The strong Dutchman was the fastest of the field and the only rider to complete the circuit under 31 minutes. Van den Berg has been showing his talent when riding against the clock by winning the District Championship and finishing eight in the Giro time trial stage but this win is a huge success for him and the team. We are happy to see…continue reading →
Fighting until the last day at the Giro

Fighting until the last day at the Giro

That is wrap for us at the 40th edition of the Giro d'Italia U23. The race was off to a fast start, and it took more than an hour of racing before the breakaway finally went clear. Once again our guys showed great fighting spirit and Julius van den Berg represented the team in the first attacks, but it was Stevie Williams the one who was part of the 16-man group that went up the road. The peloton allowed the leaders up to three minutes and the gap started to fall when they…continue reading →
Cullaigh drops out in the Giro’s hottest day

Cullaigh drops out in the Giro’s hottest day

It was the hottest day in the Giro d’Italia U23, reaching 38°C during the stage. The race presented a challenging parcour that features up to five categorized climbs, including an uphill finish all the way up to Casalincontrada. Our team was not off to a good start as Gabriel Cullaigh was forced to withdraw of the race shortly after the start because of sickness. The race went on and quickly a 15-man group went up the road forming the breakaway of the day. That leading group made it all the way to the finish…continue reading →
Van den Berg eighth in the Giro TT

Van den Berg eighth in the Giro TT

It was an action packed day for the peloton at the Giro d’Italia U23. The short an explosive morning stage saw the peloton arriving together to the last climb of the day after having chased down some breakaway attempts. In hard sloped of the last difficulty of the day, Stevie Williams stayed with the leaders group before losing contact with them in the final kilometers. The afternoon time trial stage presented a tough parcour as the riders had to tackle a 2,5 km uphil part just a couple of kilometers in the race. Julius…continue reading →
Jakobsen takes second in Giro’s stage 4

Jakobsen takes second in Giro’s stage 4

Once again our riders went for an aggressive ride in today's stage four of the Giro d'Italia. Gabriel Cullaigh jumped into the break of the day together with two other riders and started to open a considerable gap to the peloton. The 3-man group was allowed up to five minutes before the bunch started the chase, but they got to the top of the last climb one minute ahead. Our British rider showed his power and was caught with only 2 km to go. Behind, our guys worked to put Fabio Jakobsen in…continue reading →
We keep on fighting at the Giro

We keep on fighting at the Giro

Day three and yet another hectic day of racing at the Giro d'Italia U23. Today's stage presented a tough parcour that included five categorized climbs but the peloton made it even harder as it took 42 km for the first breakaway to go clear. Our Jan Maas represented the team in that early moved while the other guys were saving energy down in the bunch.  All those early moves were chased back by the bunch, and the at the top of the Monte Trebbio when a reduced 30-man peloton, including Stevie Williams and…continue reading →
Day in the break for Williams

Day in the break for Williams

It was a fast day on the bike for the peloton in today's Giro d'Italia U23 stage 2. The breakaway of the day featured up to eight riders, including Stephen Williams. Our British climber showed great courage after crashing in the final kilometer of yesterday's stage. The leading group was allowed up to three minutes before being caught 30 km away from the line. Some attacks went by in the final end, but the bunch crossed the last kilometer mark all together. The slopes of the last climb broke the group apart. More…continue reading →
Hectic stage at the Giro

Hectic stage at the Giro

It was a hectic day out at the first stage of the Giro d’Italia U23. The peloton started the 40th edition of the race in Imola, and it didn’t take long until the 3-man breakaway went clear. Today’s parcour presented a tricky final kilometers as the two categorized climbs were compressed inside the last 50 km of the day. The break was caught before the last climb and then the attacks began. Eventually one rider got the and took a solo win. Behind, the peloton nervously arrived to the last kilometer and that…continue reading →