Q&A Ioannis Tamouridis

Q&A Ioannis Tamouridis

With the season done and dusted and the riders slowly coming back to the training routine, we sat down with Ioannis Tamouridis, our Performance Manager, to have a quick look at the 2021 season. The ups, the downs, and the potential improvements.  How are you looking back to the season from a performance point of view?Our main goal was always to develop our riders in order to be prepared for the next step and I believe that we achieved that goal. With the support of the performance staff and also the inputs from…continue reading →

Preview Ronde van Drenthe

We are just one day away from shutting down our seventh and final season at the U23 ranks. Ronde van Drenthe will be our last fixture before ending the 2021 season. We have been very proud of all the achievements done during not only this season, but also over the last years, and we aim to finish on a high note. The parcours will present several opportunities, but the well-doing of our talents in the latter part of the season allows us to be optimistic about potentially scoring a solid result.  Lineup Ronde…continue reading →

Preview Dorpenomloop Rucphen

Tomorrow we will be back at Dorpenomloop Rucphen, a race that we know very well as we seized the win last year with David Dekker after a very strong team performance. We took the lead of the race in the final part and we went up the road as a group. Such control of the race gave us an edge in the final and the leadout for David was perfect, so he was in prime position coming into the finishing straight and took his second win of the season. This year, we hope…continue reading →

Hoole and Frigo go offensive on day one

The newly created Flanders Tomorrow Tour kicked off today in Belgium with a tricky 150 km long stage with two climbs up the short and explosive Kemmel. The stage was off to a very fast start with Daan Hoole making it up to the leading 4-man group. Shortly after, another rider made the gap up to the break making it a 5-man group.  However, the bunch never let the gap grow past the 1-minute mark. In the first time up the Kemmel, the leading group was reformed to a 6-man leading one, with…continue reading →

Preview Flanders Tomorrow Tour

We are just one sleep away from an action-packed three days of racing at Flanders Tomorrow Tour. The multi-day event will host a total of four stages within a three-day period with Sunday's finale having a time trial course in the morning as well as a road race stage later in the evening. We expect to see a great showdown among the best U23 talents in the circuit. We arrive in great condition and ready to make the most out of it. A solid block of mainly 1.1 races has set the tone…continue reading →

Preview Druivenkoers – Overijse

Tomorrow we are back to racing mode at Druivenkoers - Overijse, where a 192 km long parcour awaits our riders. It will take place around a local circuit that will feature up to four categorized short steep climbs and two cobbled sections. It will be a challenging day for our talents due to the high-level start list, but we have riders of the likes of Corbin Strong and the recently crowned U23 European Elimination Race Champion, Maikel Zijlaard will be aiming for a result.  Lineup Drivenkoers - Overijse: Corbin Strong, Maikel Zijlaard, Harrison…continue reading →

Preview GP Marcel Kint

We are back for the third round of one-day races in Belgium. Tomorrow our talents will lineup for GP Marcel Kint, in which we hope to keep up the improving trend and fighting spirit that we have shown over the last two races. GP Marcel Kint, it's a race that brings back sweet memories as in 2018, Cees Bol sprinted to a very solid second place in the day against a field filled with WorldTour and ProTour teams. The flat parcours preview a fast day out with a lot of attacks and different…continue reading →

Preview Egmond Cycling Race

With just one day in between, we are back to the racing mode with the Egmond Cycling Race. With start and finish at Zottegem, the race presents a 192 km long parcour with 4 short steep climbs that the peloton will tackle several times in the local laps and will be key when it comes to deciding the final outcome of the race. The Egmond Cycling Race will be the first one with the Academy of our trainee Nikos Drakos. The Greek rider has come to the Academy all the way through the…continue reading →
Preview Tour d’Alsace

Preview Tour d’Alsace

After a tough Giro valle d'Aosta, our talents are ready to hit the ground running with the Tour d'Alsace. A race that holds good memories as Fabio Jakobsen scored a stage win in the last stage of the 2017 edition and in 2019 Alex Evans was close to the win in the mythical Planche des Belles Filles. With an initial prologue and four more stages following, we will be looking to grab a stage and aim for a solid GC as the shape and condition of the riders is close to optimal to…continue reading →

Preview Giro valle d’Aosta

In two days' time, our talents will be back at the racing scheme with the 3-day long Giro valle d'Aosta. The Italian stage race is one of the main events in the U23 calendar, with three really hard stages that will test the best climbers of the category. The last edition was held in 2019, where we achieved a strong result with a stage win in the first stage with Ide Schelling, who spend a day in yellow and Adam Hartley wrapped up a very strong performance and became second overall. We will…continue reading →