Jordi Meeus: “My main goal for this period is to become a stronger rider”
After joining the Academy halfway in 2017 as a trainee, Jordi Meeus have been in constant improvement which led him to win 1.1’s Gooikse Pijl in 2018, act as trusted leadout man of Alberto Dainese last year, and start the year in great shape with a win in Wanzele Koerse and great performances in La Samyn and Dorpenomloop Rucphen. Currently, Jordi as well as his teammates made the transition to eRacing as part of the SEG eRacing Academy.
“I think eRacing is a very good alternative in these days of lock-down. It keeps you motivated and you have something to work towards. Of course is different than real racing but it’s quite fun that you can still race/ride with your teammates and friends. My main goal for this period is to become a stronger rider, make the ‘engine’ bigger and try to make the steps I would have make by doing the races. Together with my trainer and Performance Manager, Ioannis Tamouridis, we made a good plan and I have all the trust that I will make another step in my development” ” highlights the 21-year old Belgian.
After spending almost two months in Greece preparing for the season, Jordi in particular and the Academy in general made an impact and came into the season stronger that ever, grabbing four wins in just six days of racing. “We had a good winter of endurance training and the closer we came to the season the more intensive the training became. It was just a matter of racing to get to that top shape. I think eRacing is a really good alternative for that. In this period, you can still do some high volume training alternately with the intensive E-races. It was something new for us so it was hard to find the right balance between that. But the more we do it, the more we learn how e-Racing affects or shape and how we can put it in our program”.