Our Story

WHY? // We want to move the sport forward. Our goal is not only to educate the future stars of the sport but also to help develop cycling internationally.

WHAT? // We are truly unique, independent, instructional U23 cycling development program. The ultimate objective is to provide young talents with the tools to succeed in professional cycling 100% clean and to be adequately prepared to enter the top division in cycling.

HOW? // Embracing a strong collaboration with the cycling industry, pro cycling, federations and anti-doping authorities. Through quality coaching, training, character development and innovation, riders will improve their physiological, psychological, technical and tactical level.

We are proud of the trail we have been blazing since our inception. This is our story.

2017

Jun

First alumnus WorldTour win

Koen Bouwman sprints out of a six-man group to take stage 3 of Critérium du Dauphiné and claim his first ever pro win. An impressive performance by our 2015 alumnus, outsmarting and outpowering his opponents to be the first rider to cross the finish line!

2017

May

Michiel Elijzen graduates to pro level

At the Academy we develop not just riders, but people in general. To see our Performance Manager Michiel Elijzen move up to the pro ranks is the perfect example of that. His successful work within SEG Racing Academy got noticed and it was thus logical that he would be offered the chance to work as a performance manager for a professional team.

2017

Jan

Not just a team anymore

SEG Racing Academy keeps on growing and expanding in different directions. Besides running an already proven talent development program, we are now also offering our services to individuals, teams, groups or companies, from training guidance to complete experience packages. At the same time, we work extensively with our partners on developing their new and existing products.

2017

Jan

Our 2017 team

Top row: Hartthijs de Vries, Ide Schelling, Peter Lenderink, Edoardo Affini, Bart van Haaren (Academy Manager), Michiel Elijzen (Performance Manager), Julius van den Berg, Cees Bol, Jan Maas || Bottom row: Gabriel Cullaigh, Marten Kooistra, Henrik Evensen, Fabio Jakobsen, Vasilis Anastopoulos (Performance Coach), Lucas Eriksson, Adriaan Janssen, Martijn de Jong, Stephen Williams.

2016

Oct

More successful academy products

New riders are awarded traineeships at pro teams: Nick Schultz at ORICA-BikeExchange, Zhihui Jiang at Team LottoNL-Jumbo, Tim Ariesen at Team Roompot and Jenthe Biermans at Wanty-Groupe Gobert. At the end of the traineeship, Nick is signed by Caja Rural - Seguros RGA, Tim makes his move to Roompot permanent and Jenthe lands a spot at Team Katusha-Alpecin. They are not the only ones moving up, though. After a season as DS and trainer, Ken Vanmarcke also graduates from our academy and joins his brother Sep at Cannondale-Drapac.

2016

Jan

Our 2016 team

Top row: Fabio Jakobsen, Jenthe Biermans, Yannick Detant, Zhihui Jiang, Bart van Haaren (Academy Manager), Michiel Elijzen (Performance Manager), Freddy Ovett, Julius van den Berg, Tim Ariesen || Bottom row: Marten Kooistra, Matthias Norsgaard, Jack Maddux, Ken Vanmarcke (Performance Coach), Vasilis Anastopoulos (Performance Coach), Neil Martin (Performance Coach), Magnus Bak Klaris, Martijn de Jong, Nick Schultz.

2015

Oct

Pro contracts

Alex, Steven and Koen prove themselves during their traineeships and land two-year contracts, making them the first alumni to graduate from SEG Racing Academy to the pro level.

2015

Aug

Traineeships

Thanks to the good results achieved by the riders and the work of SEG Cycling’s agents, four riders of SEG Racing Academy sign as trainees at WorldTour teams from the 1st of August. Steven Lammertink and Koen Bouwman join Team LottoNL-Jumbo, Jasper Bovenhuis goes to Cannondale and Alex Peters gets a chance at Team Sky.

2015

Aug

The first European champion

Another impressive milestone for a first-year team: Steven Lammertink beats every single rider in the race against the clock in Estonia, thus becoming European ITT U23 champion.

2015

May

First GC win

Outstanding team performance in Tour de Berlin. Steven Lammertink wins the ITT and, with his teammates’ help, he defends the yellow jersey and takes the overall victory.

2015

Apr

First win

The riders are doing a great job and the first UCI win comes at stage 3 of Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux. Steven Lammertink wins a four-rider sprint.

2015

Jan

Our 2015 team

Top row: Davy Gunst, Magnus Bak Klaris, Alex Peters, Jasper Bovenhuis, Koen Bouwman, Michiel Elijzen (Performance Manager), Ricardo van Dongen, Fabio Jakobsen, Jenthe Biermans, Yoeri Havik || Bottom row: Jonas Bokeloh, Robert-Jon McCarthy, Vasilis Anastopoulos (Performance Coach), Neil Martin (Performance Coach), Julius van den Berg, Steven Lammertink

2014

Nov

The development starts

After bringing on board high-quality partners like Shimano and KOGA, the structure gains real shape with riders and staff also joining. Everyone comes together in Eindhoven for the first time. The team consists of 16 riders from 8 countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, China, Denmark, Malaysia, Australia and Great Britain).

2012

Oct

The Movement

As a company working in pro cycling, SEG is worried about the sport’s future. What could SEG do to make our sport clean and credible again? Is SEG doing enough to warn its clients about the existing dangers? It is time for change, it is time to move. SEG starts to create a concept called ‘The Movement’.

2007

Aug

Future plans

SEG Cycling is created. Headed by Eelco Berkhout and Martijn Berkhout, it has already the plan of building a structure where talents and pro riders can learn and develop.