Four representatives in the U23 World Championships

Four representatives in the U23 World Championships

Four of our riders will represent their national countries in tomorrow's road road in the U23 World Championships. The riders will go through a 19,1 kilometers long circuit located in Bergen a total of ten times. The main difficulty of the day will be the Salmon Hill, a climb that features a pending average of 6,4% throughout its 1,5 kilometers. Edoardo Affini, who put on a great performance on Wednesday in the TT where he finished in eighth place, will defend the colors of "La Tricolore" while Lucas Eriksson will be part of the Swedish…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 →
Hard fight all the way up the Planche des Belles Filles

Hard fight all the way up the Planche des Belles Filles

After yesterday's hectic TTT, the peloton started in Velleminfroy the first road stage of the Tour de l'Alsace. Today's route held three categorized climbs, with the two first category ones compressed within the last 30 km with finish line awaiting at the top of the Planche des Belles Filles. The peloton featured a fast start and after several attacks, it was a 16-man group the one that broke clear and formed the break of day. Due to the brutal final end of the stage, our guys rode smartly in the bunch saving power…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 →
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 →
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 →