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 →
Another tough day out in Aosta

Another tough day out in Aosta

It was another hard day out in the Giro valle d'Aosta. The tough parcour presented by the organization, that included six categorized climbs, was a massive one for the peloton. Our day couldn't start any worse as Stevie Williams, who crashed yesterday but finished the stage, did not start with a fractured wrist and Lucas Eriksson didn't roll to the start line either because of illness due to the excessive heat of these last days. The British climber and the Swedish all-rounder are set to go back home and let their injuries seal…continue reading →
Stevie Williams powers to 13th in the opening prologue

Stevie Williams powers to 13th in the opening prologue

The Giro valle d'Aosta 2017 kicked off today with a hard uphill prologue that joined France's Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc and Saint-Nicolas de Véroce in 8 km. The hilly parcour featured a whole kilometer at a 10% average gradient and almost 400 meters of ascent. Under a shining sun and blue skies our British climber, Stevie Williams, was the fastest of our men and set the 13th best time overall, just 33 seconds off the the race leader. From now on, the riders will face four tough mountainous stages where it will be very important…continue reading →
Fighting until the last day at the Giro

Fighting until the last day at the Giro

That is wrap for us at the 40th edition of the Giro d'Italia U23. The race was off to a fast start, and it took more than an hour of racing before the breakaway finally went clear. Once again our guys showed great fighting spirit and Julius van den Berg represented the team in the first attacks, but it was Stevie Williams the one who was part of the 16-man group that went up the road. The peloton allowed the leaders up to three minutes and the gap started to fall when they…continue reading →
Van den Berg eighth in the Giro TT

Van den Berg eighth in the Giro TT

It was an action packed day for the peloton at the Giro d’Italia U23. The short an explosive morning stage saw the peloton arriving together to the last climb of the day after having chased down some breakaway attempts. In hard sloped of the last difficulty of the day, Stevie Williams stayed with the leaders group before losing contact with them in the final kilometers. The afternoon time trial stage presented a tough parcour as the riders had to tackle a 2,5 km uphil part just a couple of kilometers in the race. Julius…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 →
Hectic stage at the Giro

Hectic stage at the Giro

It was a hectic day out at the first stage of the Giro d’Italia U23. The peloton started the 40th edition of the race in Imola, and it didn’t take long until the 3-man breakaway went clear. Today’s parcour presented a tricky final kilometers as the two categorized climbs were compressed inside the last 50 km of the day. The break was caught before the last climb and then the attacks began. Eventually one rider got the and took a solo win. Behind, the peloton nervously arrived to the last kilometer and that…continue reading →
Stevie Williams is ready to take on the Baby Giro

Stevie Williams is ready to take on the Baby Giro

Stevie Williams is enjoying his first year at SEG Racing Academy, where he landed attracted for the international calendar that the team offers: “As a young rider is really important to have a calendar that goes according to your abilities. I think that it is a key factor when it comes to progress, and SEG Racing Academy offered me that”. The British rider, who moved to the team apartment in Girona at the beginning of the season, showed his climbing abilities in the last Ronde de l’Isard where he finished sixth in the…continue reading →