Team commitment brings Jakobsen to the win in Alsace

Team commitment brings Jakobsen to the win in Alsace

Today's stage between Neuf brisach and Dannemarie was the last chance for our riders to show the SEG Racing Academy flag at the Tour de l'Alsace, and what a way to do it.  Shortly into the stage a 5-man breakaway broke clear and the time gap escalated quickly up to five minutes. There was no cooperation in trying to get get the break back, and our guys took the control and responsibility of the bunch as they headed to the second half of the stage. They fully committed to the task, and the gap quickly…continue reading →
Fast day as we get Tour de l’Alsace going

Fast day as we get Tour de l’Alsace going

It was a fast an hectic ride around the streets of Sausheim. A flat-out 4,7 km long circuit, which the riders tackled in two teams of three, kicked off the 2017 edition of the Tour de l'Alsace. The local lap had some sharp corners and roundabouts which made today's prologue a tough one to face. The good understanding between Fabio Jakobsen, Julius van den Berg and Edo Affini brought the U23 Dutch TT champion and the Italian rider to 11th and 12th spot on GC, just eleven seconds shy from the stage winner. Moreover,…continue reading →
Fabio takes fifth at Koga Slag om Norg

Fabio takes fifth at Koga Slag om Norg

As expected, the gravel roads of Koga Slag om Norg decided a very hectic day on the bike. The breakaway of the day was quickly formed, and three riders broke away from the back at a very early stage of the day. The peloton allowed them over seven minutes before the they started chasing back. Once the race hit the hardest sections of the race, the bunch started to split into groups, but the great job of Henrik Evensen and Marten Kooistra kept the team well-represented in those echelons. Once the race entered…continue reading →
Jakobsen takes second in Giro’s stage 4

Jakobsen takes second in Giro’s stage 4

Once again our riders went for an aggressive ride in today's stage four of the Giro d'Italia. Gabriel Cullaigh jumped into the break of the day together with two other riders and started to open a considerable gap to the peloton. The 3-man group was allowed up to five minutes before the bunch started the chase, but they got to the top of the last climb one minute ahead. Our British rider showed his power and was caught with only 2 km to go. Behind, our guys worked to put Fabio Jakobsen in…continue reading →
Hectic stage at the Giro

Hectic stage at the Giro

It was a hectic day out at the first stage of the Giro d’Italia U23. The peloton started the 40th edition of the race in Imola, and it didn’t take long until the 3-man breakaway went clear. Today’s parcour presented a tricky final kilometers as the two categorized climbs were compressed inside the last 50 km of the day. The break was caught before the last climb and then the attacks began. Eventually one rider got the and took a solo win. Behind, the peloton nervously arrived to the last kilometer and that…continue reading →
Fighting until the velodrome

Fighting until the velodrome

It wasn’t until the first cobbles section of the day that the breakaway finally went clear. They leading group was formed by 11 riders, including our Adriaan Janssen, and were allowed more than two minutes and a half by the bunch. Our riders stood well positioned in the main group as the they arrived to the hardest sections of the day. Bad luck was on the side of our riders when they arrived to the Carrefour de l’Arbre as Fabio Jakobsen had a mechanical and Julius van den berg crashed. With 25 km…continue reading →
Fabio Jakosbsen wins Ronde van Noord Holland

Fabio Jakosbsen wins Ronde van Noord Holland

It was a fast day at Ronde van Noord Holland, and as expected the wind was present from early on. Our riders were always present in the moves and echelons, with Julius van den Berg and Adriaan Janssen representing the team in a dangerous moves in the first part of the race. When the bunch entered inside the last 25km ten riders went up the road, including van den Berg again and Fabio Jakobsen. Both Dutch riders made the teamwork count and after playing it smart following all the late attacks, the group…continue reading →
Fabio Jakobsen wins Rund um den Finanzplatz U23

Fabio Jakobsen wins Rund um den Finanzplatz U23

What a day it was today! On German roads, four of our riders took part in the U23 race of the WorldTour’s Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt. After an amazing ride under a very strong and persistent rain, Adriaan Janssen and Fabio Jakobsen were part of an 8 man group that was upfront in the final local circuit. In the closing kilometers Adriaan Janssen chased all the late attacks of his rivals and led the sprint for Fabio Jakobsen. The U23 Dutch national champion had no opposition and was the fastest at the finish line…continue reading →
Three Top 20 in Bretagne, and Fabio takes eighth in Meerkerk

Three Top 20 in Bretagne, and Fabio takes eighth in Meerkerk

Stage 5 of Tour de Bretagne featured a very fast start that led the bunch to complete over 47 km during the first hour of racing. Several attacks and breakaway attempts were made but our riders always kept the team well represented by always following the attacks or making the cut to large groups. It took almost 90 km to the 6 man breakaway to go away and they were never seen again. The peloton started a fast chase as they got to the local circuit, but the gap always stayed over the…continue reading →
Fabio Jakobsen fourth in Arno Wallaard Memorial

Fabio Jakobsen fourth in Arno Wallaard Memorial

It took less than 20 km in today’s Arno Wallamaard Memorial for the wind to break the race into small groups. After a hectic start, our Fabio Jakobsen, Martijn de Jong and Ide Schelling were all well-positioned and quickly bridged to the first group. Unfortunately, Ide was involved in an unlucky accident and couldn't get back to the front group. The good understanding among the breakaway members allowed the group to keep on growing its gap, giving the chasers no chance to make it back. Martijn did a big amount of work riding in front…continue reading →