Jordi Meeus joined the Academy halfway into 2017 as a trainee, and now he starts his final week as a SEG Racing Academy member before moving up to WorldTour level with Bora-Hansgrohe. The Belgian rider still has two main goals to achieve while wearing our colors, and one starts on Sunday with Paris Tours U23 while the U23 Belgian Nationals will take place next week. “The last part of the season is going very well I’d say. After the Covid-19 break, we went from race to race so I can’t think of a better way to start that back-to-back wins in the Czech Tour and another sprint win in the Giro d’Italia U23” points out Meeus.
The 22-year old, started the season in a good way in March, helping David Dekker to winning Ster van Zwolle and Dorpenomloop Rucphen and taking home Wanzele Koerse. Since the season restarted, Meeus achieved three UCI wins and accumulated more high-placements in one-day races. That confirms that his current state of shape is optimal and that he will be ready to make the most out the last two appointments with the team. “My expectations are high and I am in good shape so I want to be in the battle for the win in both races, either for myself or helping my teammates to do so”.
However, despite his focus in the remaining, Meeus will finish his stint at the SEG Racing Academy after having been part of the program for more than three years, and developing into the one of the best sprinters and one-day classics of the U23 ranks. “Winning races is very important, for every team of course, so I think the best way to thank the Academy for all the investment in me is to try to win the race”.