Hartthijs de Vries

Hartthijs de Vries

Who? Hartthijs de Vries, big talent of the 1996 class and joined SEG Racing Academy in his last step before moving up to the Pro Ranks.  What about him?  Hartthijs joined the team in 2017, following two years at Rabobank Development Team. Among his achievements there was a third place overall at Olympia’s Tour and the Best Young Rider award in the Top Competitie, both in 2016. How did he perform? De Vries was off to a strong start, with a fifth place at Gent-Wevelgem U23, 13th in the general classification of the…continue reading →
De Vries: “I had the perfect racing program at the Academy”

De Vries: “I had the perfect racing program at the Academy”

Hartthijs de Vries made his way to the Pro Ranks as he will be racing for the Dutch Pro Continental squad Team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij, but 2017 was a tough one for the talented Dutchman: “It was a year of ups and downs. I had that accident while training and also I was ill some times for quite a long time, so all in all it was not the best possible scenario” points out De Vries. Despite the setbacks, the 21-year old Dutchman proved his mental toughness and managed to achieve some notable results…continue reading →
Hartthijs De Vries sprints to fourth in Paris Tours

Hartthijs De Vries sprints to fourth in Paris Tours

Today's Paris Tours marked our last U23 race of the 2017 calender. The 187 kilometers long course started in France's Bonneval and took place all the way to Tours, including two short but punchy climbs in the ending part of the day. The race featured a very fast starts with some combative riders trying to make a gap early on, but the bunch did not let anyone go until a 3-man cut was formed 20 kilometers into the day. That initial group was later joined by seven riders and they formed the breakaway of…continue reading →
Maas and De Vries ride into the Top 10 in Gooikse Pijl

Maas and De Vries ride into the Top 10 in Gooikse Pijl

After a break for some action in the World Championships, our guys were back on the Academy's colors for today's Gooikse Pijl. The one-day Belgian classic featured a 198 kilometers long parcour that took place in a 19,8 km circuit that the guys tackled 10 times. The race was off to a fast start, but it took more than 70 kilometers for the eventual break to actually go clear. Once that happened, a 15-man group rode away from the bunch, including ours Cees Bol and Jan Maas, and started to make a significant gap.…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 →
De Vries signs a 2-year deal with Team Roompot

De Vries signs a 2-year deal with Team Roompot

Hartthijs de Vries will move up to the pro ranks as he will join Team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij for the upcoming two seasons. It was a tough season for the 21-year old Dutchman because after a solid start of his 2017 campaign, (he took fifth in the U23 Gent-Wevelgem and 13th in the GC of the Tryptique des Monts et Châteaux) he crashed to the back of a car while training and Limburg in mid-May. "I had a lot of bad luck this season. The accident during training, and after that (maybe also a…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 →
De Vries: “I am happy with how my legs are.”

De Vries: “I am happy with how my legs are.”

After recovering of a very scary crash last month during a training ride in Limburg, our Hartthijs de Vries completed his first stage race of the season. The strong Dutchman already showed his rising form in the Nationals, where he took the bronze medal in the Road Race after narrowly missing out the podium in the Time Trial race, before tackling the the five days long Giro valle d'Aosta: "The feeling in Aosta was getting better day by day. After the team camp in Greece I didn't ride in the mountains, so I used this…continue reading →
Fighting as the only way of riding

Fighting as the only way of riding

The last day of racing at the Giro valle d'Aosta held an action packed 100 km stage for the riders. The short and explosive ride featured up to 3 categorized climbs. Due to the toughness of the race we only had two riders in the start line of today's stage, but that did not cut back the team's fighting spirit and both, Edoardo Affini and Hartthijs de Vries, were part of the 16-man breakaway. Our Italian rider was the first at the top of the 3rd category climb, in his third day in…continue reading →
Three riders in the top 10 at TT Emmen

Three riders in the top 10 at TT Emmen

Hard day out for the team in Top Competitie's TT Emmen. Three of our riders featured the final top 10 of today's 27 km time trial. The race presented a flat and tough parcour which was run in the open roads around the Dutch city.  Our first rider off the ramp was Hartthijs de Vries, who put on big power during the whole length of the circuit and ended up in sixth overall. The strong Dutchman showed his from after setting an average speed well above the 48 km/h. In his return back to…continue reading →