“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 →
Our guys show themselves at the last stage of the Czech Tour

Our guys show themselves at the last stage of the Czech Tour

That was a wrap to our participation at the Czech Tour, and our guys did not miss the opportunity of showing the Academy's flag. After several attempts it was Marten Kooistra who made it to the breakaway of the day alongside seven other riders. Being in the front for most of the day allowed the strong Dutchman to take the secret sprint of the day and visit the podium at the end of the stage. In the lumpy final circuit our guys tried it over and over again. First it was Julius van…continue reading →
Maas and Williams get to the line in the main group

Maas and Williams get to the line in the main group

After yesterday's 202 km long stage, today the riders had to face a 186 km long parcour that featured up to six categorized climbs along the way. There was a lot of attacking going off from very early on, but our riders remained in the bunch waiting for the tough finale. All that work counted when the race hit the three consecutive ascents to the Ecce Homo climb, with Jan Maas and Stevie Williams riding in the main group. Only six riders stayed in front of that reduced pack, with both of our…continue reading →
Sixth place in the opening TTT at the Czech Tour

Sixth place in the opening TTT at the Czech Tour

The 2017 edition of the Czech Cycling Tour kicked off in Uničov with a 18,6 km long Team Time Trial. It was a fast parcour with some with some technical section that our guys overcame sensationally in their way to a final sixth place overall, with four riders finishing just 28 seconds down on the winning squad. The team's strategy was based on using the power of some of the riders in the first kilometers of the stage, meanwhile some other saved energy riding on the wheels. It was key the effort at the…continue reading →
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 →
Great team performance at the Tour de l’Alsace

Great team performance at the Tour de l’Alsace

Today's stage was off to a fast and hectic start as but our riders remained focus at all times. A big 18-man breakaway took off quite early in the day with Julius van den Berg and Jan Maas covering the moves, but bad luck was on the side of the U23 Dutch TT Champion and a flat tyre forced him to stop and being caught by the main group. The peloton didn't allow that big group much room and closed the gap before the special sprint at the 70km point. Once the bunch bridged…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 →
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 →
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 →
We keep on fighting at the Giro

We keep on fighting at the Giro

Day three and yet another hectic day of racing at the Giro d'Italia U23. Today's stage presented a tough parcour that included five categorized climbs but the peloton made it even harder as it took 42 km for the first breakaway to go clear. Our Jan Maas represented the team in that early moved while the other guys were saving energy down in the bunch.  All those early moves were chased back by the bunch, and the at the top of the Monte Trebbio when a reduced 30-man peloton, including Stevie Williams and…continue reading →