Fabio Jakobsen

Fabio Jakobsen

Who? Fabio Jakobsen, talented bike rider raised in Heukelum. Fabio joined the team as a first year U23 with the dream of joining the WorldTour one day. Three years and 13 wins later signed for Quick-Step Floors team. What about him?Fabio was part of the first ever Academy roster in 2015 after shining in his last year as a Junior, during which he seized a total of 13 wins. Moving to the U23 ranks with an already impressive tally didn’t make him stop working hard and chasing his dream of reaching the WorldTour.  …continue reading →
Four representatives in the U23 World Championships

Four representatives in the U23 World Championships

Four of our riders will represent their national countries in tomorrow's road road in the U23 World Championships. The riders will go through a 19,1 kilometers long circuit located in Bergen a total of ten times. The main difficulty of the day will be the Salmon Hill, a climb that features a pending average of 6,4% throughout its 1,5 kilometers. Edoardo Affini, who put on a great performance on Wednesday in the TT where he finished in eighth place, will defend the colors of "La Tricolore" while Lucas Eriksson will be part of the Swedish…continue reading →
We wrap up the Top Competitie with Maas taking fifth in Eurode Omloop

We wrap up the Top Competitie with Maas taking fifth in Eurode Omloop

Eurode Omloop feature the last round of the 2017 Top Competitie's race. With start and finish in Markt the riders had go around an almost 13 kilometers long circuit a total of 12 times to finish off the 180 km long course. The race was off to a fast start and it took almost an hour before the eventual break of the day was set. A large group of 16 riders broke clear from the main pack and went up the road, with Hartthijs de Vries and Peter Lenderink showing our colors in that…continue reading →
We finish as the best team and three riders in the Top at Olympia’s Tour

We finish as the best team and three riders in the Top at Olympia’s Tour

Today's stage 6 at Olympia's Tour joined the Dutch towns of Margraten and Noorbeek with a 173,3 km long loop. Today's course was categorized as the hardest day of the race as its route featured climbs such as Bermeleberg and the Gulperberg. Ahead of today's big day our guys kept their fighting spirit, and it was the two times stage winner in this edition of the race, Fabio Jakobsen, the one that showed the Academy's colors in the break of the day alongside 6 other riders. They got a gap up to 3 minutes…continue reading →
Jakobsen sprints to third in Olympia’s Tour stage 5

Jakobsen sprints to third in Olympia’s Tour stage 5

After scoring back-to-back wins in the last two stages, it was time to get back to work ahead of Olympia's Tour stage 5. Today's course featured 129 km with start and finish in the Dutch city of Offenbeek. In the very beginning it was our Julius van den Berg, who attempted to brake clear of the peloton, but he was never allowed a gap and was quickly brought back by the pack. Eventually, it was a 4-man group the one that made the cut and formed the break of the day. The maximum gap…continue reading →
Back-to-Back wins for Fabio Jakobsen at Olympia’s Tour

Back-to-Back wins for Fabio Jakobsen at Olympia’s Tour

After yesterday's win, today it was turn to keep fighting at Olympia's Tour stage 4. The bunch had on the menu a fast and flat stage with start and finish in Hardenberg. Before the stage was even started it became clear that day's parcour would be ridden under windy and rainy condition. Right after the stage was on, our guys took the head of the bunch before letting a four-man breakaway break clear. They were always controlled by the peloton as their gap was never higher than three minutes. The gap started to…continue reading →
Jakobsen grabs his eighth win of the season at Olympia’s Tour

Jakobsen grabs his eighth win of the season at Olympia’s Tour

After two third places in a row our guys hit the road today ready to keep fighting for the victory in Olympia's Tour stage 3. The first display of commitment came from our first year U23, Ide Schelling, he made it to the break of the day alongside another rider. In the predominantly flat course of today's stage, that move from our youngster allowed his teammates to sit on the bunch and save energy for the final end of the day. The breakaway did not get a large gap, as it was always…continue reading →
“I’m confident that we’ll do a good race.” says Vasilis Anastopoulos ahead of Olympia’s Tour

“I’m confident that we’ll do a good race.” says Vasilis Anastopoulos ahead of Olympia’s Tour

Tomorrow we will kick off the last U23 stage race of the season, the Olympia's Tour. The six-day long competition will start in Eelde with a 4,5 km long prologue and will be followed up with predominantly flat stages around The Netherlands, before hitting the punchy hills of Limburg in the final day. Olympia's Tour it is a big goal, and that's why we present a talented 6-man line-up that will allow us a wide open variety of chances for stage wins as well as for the final GC.  Performance Manager and DS…continue reading →
FABIO JAKOBSEN MOVES TO THE PRO RANKS WITH QUICK-STEP FLOORS

FABIO JAKOBSEN MOVES TO THE PRO RANKS WITH QUICK-STEP FLOORS

Fabio Jakobsen and SEG Racing Academy have been together ever since the team's inception back in 2015. Throughout all these years we have celebrated several wins together, but most importantly we have seen a talented man grow as a cyclist and as a person. For the next two seasons, the two-year running U23 Road Race Dutch National Champion will ride for the Quick-Step Floors squad, where he will keep improving and developing his talent.  The strong Dutchman holds so far seven wins this season under his belt, but this doesn't come out of the…continue reading →
Jakobsen sprints to sixth at the U23 Europeans RR

Jakobsen sprints to sixth at the U23 Europeans RR

A total of six riders of our team were at the start line of U23 European Championships RR. Today's race was off to a fast start, with the peloton not letting any major moves broke clear. The humid and slippery road caused many crashes but unfortunately all of our guys stayed upright.  The Dutch national team led the chase for most of the day, but coming into the last end of the course a group of four riders went up the road and were allowed up to thirty seconds with only 10 km…continue reading →