Schelling & Hartley stay in the Top 5 overall in Aosta

Schelling & Hartley stay in the Top 5 overall in Aosta

After yesterday's success, that saw Ide Schelling taking the stage win as well as the leaders and KOM jersey, our guys kicked off the second road stage of the Italian that featured the first mountaintop finish. The race started with several attempts to make it up the road, but it was not until well entered into the stage that a group of 12-riders distanced the peloton. Our Ide Schelling, yellow jersey wearer for the day, had a mechanical problem at the beginning of the second-to-last climb of the day, which forced him to chase…continue reading →
Jordi Meeus sprints to second in Wanzele Koerse

Jordi Meeus sprints to second in Wanzele Koerse

The first pro-Kermesse of the season was up for grabs today in Belgian soil, as our riders started in Wanzele Koerse. A race that brings back sweet memories from the last edition, as our Alumni Cees Bol (currently wearing Team Sunweb's get up in the WordTour) won in a fashionable way after finishing a 13-km long solo attack. As usual, the race was marked by countless attacks and small groups going up the road throughout the 16 laps to the local circuit. Our colors were well-represented at all times, especially as Jordi Meeus and…continue reading →
Schelling took fifth in Red Hook Criterium Milano

Schelling took fifth in Red Hook Criterium Milano

Last Satruday our Ide Schelling competed in the Red Hook Criturium in Milano and took home a fifth place overall against some of the strongest in the discipline. The young Dutchman showed his class from early on and qualified for the final as the second best rider out of 80. In a hard-fought effort in the big race, Schelling put on a great performance and not only was named the most combative rider, but also he took the first special sprint and rolled in fifth overall. "The Red Hook Criterium in Milano was…continue reading →
Schelling on fixed gear racing: “I am learning a lot and becoming a better rider”

Schelling on fixed gear racing: “I am learning a lot and becoming a better rider”

Last month we announced that SEG Racing Academy was set to ride in fixed gear criteriums in the NL Crit Series with the aim of participating in the Red Hook Milano. In this period of time, our Ide Schelling has been part of two fixed gear criteriums already and the young Dutchman highlights the uniqueness of these events. "My experience so far has been great, I really like riding in fixed gear. It is a whole new discipline which requires a lot of skill and not only fast legs. Everything that surrounds these…continue reading →
Performance Anaylsis Giro d’Italia U23

Performance Anaylsis Giro d’Italia U23

The Giro d'Italia U23 was a successful one for the Academy as we wrapped up the race with two stage wins, two days in pink, two riders within the Top 15 overall and above all a great team performance in the most challenging stage race of the calendar. The road to the race started early in the season as the Performance Team, led by Vasilis Anastopoulos, planned individualized training plans for the riders. "The planning for this year’s Giro began already during the winter period as we knew that this year’s edition would…continue reading →
Ide Schelling takes fourth in a superb team effort in LBL

Ide Schelling takes fourth in a superb team effort in LBL

One of the most important one-day races of our calendar was up today. With a total of 173,4 km and 9 côtes awaiting the riders the U23 version of cycling's monument, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, was set to offer some exciting racing action. The sun was shining already at the start in Bastogne and joined the riders for a hard day on the bike. The race started with a really high pace with the bunch completing 46 km in the first hour of racing as many attempts to make it to the break took place. Our…continue reading →
Ide Schelling: “Our goal will be to win LBL”

Ide Schelling: “Our goal will be to win LBL”

Second year U23, Ide Schelling, has been off to a strong start of the season. He dominated the Loutraki Challenge by winning the uphill time trial and placing second in the road race, both strong performances saw him emerging as the first ever overall winner of the event. The 20-year old Dutchman carried his condition and place second in Ronde van Zuid-Holland behind teammate Marten Kooistra and last week fought with the best in Circuit des Ardennes and seized a 13th place overall. Next up for the talented youngster is Liège-Bastogne-Liège, one of…continue reading →
Cees Bol finishes second overall in Circuit des Ardennes

Cees Bol finishes second overall in Circuit des Ardennes

Today's last day in France's Circuit des Ardennes featured a hard and hill double sector before wrapping up the 2018 edition of the race, with our Cees Bol starting the day third in the overall classification. The 80 km morning stage had a total of four categorized climbs, and a group of three rider formed the breakaway of the day. But the high pace that the bunch held during the whole length of the stage did not allow any moves to get a significant gap. The last categorized climb was placed 10 km…continue reading →
Ide Schelling: “I feel like this is the best winter training I have ever done”

Ide Schelling: “I feel like this is the best winter training I have ever done”

Ide Schelling joined the team last season as a first year U23 with the main goal of learning as much as possible of his teammates and races in order to improve as a bike rider. One year later and after a solid period of training during winter time, the 19-year old Dutchman is looking forward to start racing again. "I am feeling really confident. Winter is going perfect so far, I could follow my training program without any setbacks and I even went to Girona for some days and I could enjoy a…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 →