Soigneurs

Soigneurs

No cycling team is complete without the soigneurs' precious dedication. They are the ones helping the riders keep their legs fresh and feeding them the right food. Their work happens mostly in the background and is hardly seen by those who are not at the races. Nevertheless, we are very appreciative of their efforts. Read their quotes to learn a bit more about what they do and what their motivations are.Frans Thiessen“My goal is to help young athletes in achieving their goals in cycling.I love cycling at this level because I see that young athletes do…continue reading →
Mechanics

Mechanics

Our mechanics play a vital role in making sure all equipment is in perfect condition and ready to use. Without them, the riders wouldn't be able to perform at the level we all wish. From taking care of our service course in Eindhoven to assisting riders on the road, the work performed by these mechanics is highly valued by everyone within SEG Racing Academy. Now let's see what they have to say about themselves!Tessel Sprengers // Head of Mechanics“During the 2018 season I will be supporting the riders during the races as a mechanic. My goal is to…continue reading →
Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications

Name Rui CatalãoDate of birth 23-06-1988Country PortugalPlace of residence Amsterdam, NetherlandsEducation Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Master in International Sport ManagementWhat is your role within SEG Racing Academy?I oversee all aspects of our marketing & communication strategies.What is your background in cycling?It first caught my interest back in the 90s, when I made my aunt wait for each Volta a Portugal stage to finish before we would go to the beach. During my time as a journalist in Portugal, I was also actively following the sport, especially the Grand Tours and other important races, as well as the…continue reading →
Performance staff

Performance staff

Name Michel CornelisseDate of birth 24-12-1965Country NetherlandsPlace of residence AmsterdamEducation UCI Licensed World Tour DirectorWhat is your role within SEG Racing Academy?Sports director and talent coach.What is your background in cycling?I have been a pro rider for 13 years (teams like Superconfex, Panasonic and TVM from 1987 until 2000 and had 60 victories). After my professional career as cyclist I became Sport Director of teams like Vacansoleil, Dimension Data ,and Team Roompot. I did all the complete UCI World Tour program, the Giro (3x), the Tour (4x) and the Vuelta (3x). Since my youth I am involved with…continue reading →
Management

Management

Name Bart van HaarenDate of birth 13-11-1984Country NetherlandsPlace of residence Amsterdam, NetherlandsEducation Sports, Management & BusinessWhat is your role within SEG Racing Academy?I'm the Academy Manager, which means I look after pretty much all different areas that form SEG Racing Academy and allow our riders to work on their growth.What is your background in cycling?I've been racing a bike myself for quite some years. Like everyone involved in this project, I'm passionate about this sport. It's great to play a role in the development of the future stars and pay our share in trying to move the…continue reading →