Day in the break for Kooistra who climbs to third overall

Day in the break for Kooistra who climbs to third overall

Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux is one of the most important events in the U23 calendar, and what a way to kick it off. The 136 km long parcour that opened this year's edition presented a flat first half of the stage with a hilly finale awaiting the riders. The race was off to a fast start, with the bunch staying together until the first intermediate sprint was behind. Shortly after, the breakaway of the day was formed by two riders, including Ronde van Zuid-Holland's winner, Marten Kooistra in it. The leading duo opened…continue reading →
Minne Verboom: “I want to become a complete cyclist”

Minne Verboom: “I want to become a complete cyclist”

Minne Verboom joined the Academy at the end of 2017 after a very successful last year in the junior ranks, showing that he was one of the strongest in the peloton by winning time trials, single stages as well as stage races. The 18-year is fresh off the first team training camp of 2018 in Loutraki, Greece. "All in all the camp was pretty hard. We trained a lot so I am feeling quite tired right and I will take it easy in the coming day. But it was a great experience and…continue reading →
More young talent as Minne Verboom will join the team in 2018

More young talent as Minne Verboom will join the team in 2018

We are beyond happy to announce that Minne Verboom will join the Academy from 2018 on wards. "I think that it is the biggest development team and they ride in an international program. Like that I have the chance to be part of the most beautiful U23 races" says Verboom, who has inked  a two-year deal with the team. The 17-year old just finished his time as a junior and he feels ready to move up to the U23 ranks with the Academy. "As a first year U23 it will be all about learning.…continue reading →