Arensman to join Team Sunweb in August of 2020

Arensman to join Team Sunweb in August of 2020

We are delighted to announce that Thymen Arensman will join WorldTour's Team Sunweb on contract as from 01/08 in 2020. "I feel really excited and happy to join a team of the likes of Team Sunweb. Moving up to the professional ranks was an ambitious goal to have, but now I can say that I achieved it. However, the fact that I am able to remain at the Academy until the 1st of August says a lot about how SEG and Team Sunweb prioritized my development. This way I will be able to prepare…continue reading →
Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage

Arensman takes 6th in the Mortirolo stage

Today's stage at the 2019 Giro d'Italia presented a unique parcour featuring two climbs up the Mortirolo, one by each side. However, the total length of the stage was 94 km, which previewed an all-out type of stage as soon as the starting flag dropped. Our Thymen Arensman, who suffered two crashes in the first days of the race, went on the offensive and was joined by another rider as the formed the breakaway of the day. Both riders crested the Mortirolo for the first time in the lead together, as they were allowed…continue reading →
Arensman on Roubaix: “I’ll fight for the win”

Arensman on Roubaix: “I’ll fight for the win”

After a tough beginning of the season, where a broken collarbone kept him out of the racing scheme for some weeks, Thymen Arensman is getting back to his best level. The 2018 runner-up in the Tour de l'Avenir is looking forward to Sunday's Paris Roubaix, a race that so him finishing third in his first ever participation as U23. "I expect to ride a good race and to have a good race and result with a very strong squad. I am one year older and a year stronger, so I should have more…continue reading →
Thymen Arensman will return in Circuit des Ardennes

Thymen Arensman will return in Circuit des Ardennes

Just before our season kicked off in early March, our Thymen Arensman suffered a crash during training that resulted in a broken collarbone, forcing our talented Dutchman to postpone his 2019 debut. The runner-up of 2018 the Tour de l'Avenir is now busy preparing his comeback to the racing scheme. "I feel very good right now. I feel that my form is coming back and becoming stronger, I am not back at my old level but we are taking step by step" points out Arensman. Despite undergoing surgery our 19-year old, quickly jumped on…continue reading →
Q&A with Thymen Arensman post Tour de l’Avenir

Q&A with Thymen Arensman post Tour de l’Avenir

Thymen Arensman finished yesterday in second overall in the Tour de l'Avenir, in which was his first ever participation in the iconic French U23 race. The 18-year old has had a busy first year in the category as earlier in the year he graduated from high school at the same time that he kept on training. A bronze medal in the U23 CX Nationals together with a good performance in the U23 CX Worlds set the pace for the season, which was followed by an impressive third place in Paris Roubaix U23. With his…continue reading →
Arensman rides in the break in the queen stage in Alsace

Arensman rides in the break in the queen stage in Alsace

After yesterday's mountaintop finish up the Planche des Belles Filles, today it was the turn of the queen stage of the Tour d'Alsace. Today the peloton faced the hardest stage of the race that featured a total of five categorized climbs along the 165 km long parcour. The day kicked off at really high temperatures, but that did not stop several riders from trying to make it to the break from the early part of the stage. Our first year U23, Thymen Arensman, got himself into the front cut alongside 11 other riders and…continue reading →
Performance Anaylsis Giro d’Italia U23

Performance Anaylsis Giro d’Italia U23

The Giro d'Italia U23 was a successful one for the Academy as we wrapped up the race with two stage wins, two days in pink, two riders within the Top 15 overall and above all a great team performance in the most challenging stage race of the calendar. The road to the race started early in the season as the Performance Team, led by Vasilis Anastopoulos, planned individualized training plans for the riders. "The planning for this year’s Giro began already during the winter period as we knew that this year’s edition would…continue reading →
Thymen Arensman: “I expect to learn a lot this season”

Thymen Arensman: “I expect to learn a lot this season”

After a great run in the cross season, where he powered to third in his first ever U23 Dutch Nationals and and performed consistently in the World Cup, Thymen Arensman is showing his talents on the road as well. Fresh off his first experience in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the 18-year old is currently combining his training sessions with school work. "The first part of the season has been hectic for me. I had some long days at schools in which I had to train as well, but together with Dries Hollanders (Team DS and Performance…continue reading →
Ide Schelling takes fourth in a superb team effort in LBL

Ide Schelling takes fourth in a superb team effort in LBL

One of the most important one-day races of our calendar was up today. With a total of 173,4 km and 9 côtes awaiting the riders the U23 version of cycling's monument, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, was set to offer some exciting racing action. The sun was shining already at the start in Bastogne and joined the riders for a hard day on the bike. The race started with a really high pace with the bunch completing 46 km in the first hour of racing as many attempts to make it to the break took place. Our…continue reading →
Hoole is tenth in a survival day in Ronde van Groningen

Hoole is tenth in a survival day in Ronde van Groningen

The 173 km long Ronde van Groningen was the first race that our riders will tackle this weekend. Tough weather conditions were expected prior to the race, and the strong wind appeared really early in the day. Less than ten thousand meters into the race the first echelons took place, but only five kilometers later the main group broke into five. An 11-rider group stayed upfront and quickly opened a gap to the closest chasing group that featured a total of 10 riders including first year U23 Daan Hoole, Thymen Arensman and Edo Affini…continue reading →
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