We are delighted to announce the signing of British talent, Tom Day, who will join the SEG Racing Academy structure in 2021. Day will join our program straight from the juniors ranks, in which he has emerged as one of the most prominent prospects in the UK, seizing the British National Time Trial title as well as success on the track. “The SEG Racing Academy has a very exciting racing calendar which will provide me with opportunities to race a wide variety of classics and stage races across Europe, enable me to learn my profession and earn my wings in the U23 ranks” points out the 18-year old.
The multi-talented British talent has been accumulating experience and results in both, the road and the track, and joins the Academy with the aim of further his development as a rider on and off the bike. In the short and compressed 2020 season, Tom Day took the overall win in the Boucles de l’Oise, after winning the time trial in a very convincing way. “I would like to continue to strengthen and achieve some big results in the time trials and improve as an overall U23 rider. I’m keen to explore how I can adapt to support and bring success to the team in other areas too, such as lead outs and some of the longer climbing stages.
The proven track-record in developing riders, the international calendar and the educational program that the Academy offers were the main attractions for Day to join our program. “Learning from some of the other more experienced riders will be key as I progress through the U23 ranks. The Academy will help me continue with my cycling education in all areas including coaching, nutrition, off bike work and even press relations. They offer my all the ingredients to achieve my end goal, to become a professional rider”.
Aike Visbeek, SEG Racing Academy Director:
“We have been following Tom’s progress for a while now and we are very happy of adding him to our project for the upcoming season. He is a very talented rider and he really impressed us not only with the tests he did but also with the results he achieved so far. We know that with the right guidance and training advice we can do great things together. He is a very skilled rider when racing against the clock, but he has a lot of other qualities that he will improve while being on the Academy, so we are very exciting to starting this journey”.