Preview Halle-Ingooigem
After some tough racing action during the 10-day long Giro d’Italia U23, the team will be back in the racing scheme tomorrow in Belgium’s Halle-Ingooigem. The race presents a predominantly flat parcour of almost 200 km in length that it is likely to be decided in a final massive sprint. The peloton will target one long lap of more than 100 km followed by another of 25 km before hitting the final and decisive local circuit. The main group will tackle a total of fourth times a tricky 17 km long circuit before crossing the finish line. The high-level of the riders and the number of professional teams that will start in the race will make another step in the development of our Academy riders. 

Lineup Halle-Ingooigem: Cees Bol, Minne Verboom, Peter Lenderink, Julius van den Berg, Jordi Meeus & Marten Kooistra 

Jordi Meeus, is looking forward to keeping the winning streak going: 
“The team’s ambition, as well as my personal, will be to show the Academy colors throughout the race, which we have been doing in all the races we took part in. Cees (Bol) has a great chance to get a big result, so the goal for me and my teammates will be to keep him out of any major trouble all day long. I believe that the key point will be to be in the front all day because when racing against WT teams a 30-man break can easily go away and if you are not there it is your race over. I think that it is really good for us to be in those races, you can feel like you improve in every single one of them as it really makes your ‘engine’ bigger, and that’s exactly what we need”.