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 →
Gabriel Cullaigh sprints to 16th in Tour de Bretagne stage 2

Gabriel Cullaigh sprints to 16th in Tour de Bretagne stage 2

Today’s stage presented the longest parcour of this year’s edition of the race. A total of 203 km saw the riders go through a very tough day on the bike. Early in the stage a group of four riders attacked and formed the breakaway of the day, and the peloton allowed them a 4 minutes gap before kicking up the pace and starting to cut it down. With 64 km to go and at the foot of the uncategorized climb of Roc'h Tredudon, the peloton that broke into two big groups with Lucas…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg and Fabio Jakobsen at ZLM Roompot Tour

Julius van den Berg and Fabio Jakobsen at ZLM Roompot Tour

Coming weekend Fabio Jakobsen and Julius van den Berg will be defending the colors of the Dutch National team. After riding Ronde van Vlaanderen last weekend, now it is time for ZLM Roompot Tour.  The third event of the U23 Nations Cup will take place next Saturday in an 181 km long route with start and finish in the Dutch city of Goes. The races looks predominantly flat, but a fast local circuit will dictate the eventual winner of the day.  When talking about ZLM Roompot Tour it is impossible to forget Fabio Jakobsen’s last year stage…continue reading →
Julius van den Berg: “It was my hardest race ever”

Julius van den Berg: “It was my hardest race ever”

"It was my hardest race ever", says Julius van den Berg after riding 200 km in the break in last weekend's Ronde van Drenthe. "At first I wanted to wait for the final, but once I was at the front of the bunch I could not hold back". It was a long day for him, with both the fast pace and the hard taking him beyond his limits. "I was feeling good, but at the end things got really tough and I was so tired. It was definitely my hardest race ever". Now he faces…continue reading →
200 km in the break for Julius van den berg

200 km in the break for Julius van den berg

The first of our two races of the weekend is done and dusted. Ronde van Drenthe saw our Julius van den Berg jump into the break just a few moments in the race. The leading group was allowed over 8 minutes before the peloton started the chase. Several attacks led the bunch to speed up and rapidlly it broke into pieces, but our Fabio Jakobsen remained always well positioned and made it to the first group. With only 2 km to go, empty after whole day giving all he had, Julius van der Berg had to let the…continue reading →