We are delighted to announce the signing of the multi-talented British rider, Sean Flynn. The 20-year old will join the Academy ahead of the 2021 season and will combine road racing action together with mountain-biking during the duration of the year. “I chose the Academy because I have seen how successful the team has been over the last couple of years and I like their rider development focus. From the outside, it seems like a really good environment for a young cyclist to be in in order to develop into one of the best riders in the world.  I was also attracted by the Academy’s desire to allow me to continue my multi-disciplinary approach to racing, combining MTB and road racing.  All of this meant I really wanted to be a part of it” highlights Flynn. 

The British youngster will join our program coming into his third year as U23, and he hopes to use the training guidance of the Academy as well as the wide and international racing program that we undergo as a pivotal part of his development moving forward. “The Academy will provide me with an opportunity to compete in top-level races in both Road and MTB which will allow me to learn and develop as a rider.  I believe that I will learn a lot from this and it will bring me on physically which will help in all aspects of my cycling, including on the MTB”.

Flynn, who last year finished second in the U23 XCO British nationals and earlier his season collected a solid Top 10 finish in a UCI Elite XCO in Spain, is looking forward to work together with our staff and be shared their knowledge and expertise. “I am really looking forward to also working with a completely new group of people, from the other riders on the team to the performance staff, which will be a great experience for me and I hope I can learn a lot from everyone around me!”

Aike Visbeek, SEG Racing Academy Director: 
“We are extremely happy to add Sean Flynn to our 2021 roster. He is a rider with a bright future, so we are delighted to have him on our program and put everything to his side to develop into the best rider possible. He will combine road racing with MTB, which will be beneficial as he will become a more complete bike rider overall”