We are stoked to announce that Stan van Tricht has signed for the Academy for 2020 onwards and will ride keep on riding with us as a trainee for the remainder of 2019. “I feel really happy and excited about becoming part of the SEG Racing Academy. Joining the team already this year as a trainee is a nice opportunity to get to know the team better and hit the ground running” highlights the Belgian rider.
Top 10 placements in Liège-Bastogne-Liège U23 and Ronde van Vlaanderen, showed what Van Tricht can do already in his second year in the category, and resulted in his first Tour de l’Avenir experience in mid-August. The 19-year old, who rode GP Wallonie and Des Kustpijl in our colors already, lands onto the Academy with a clear mindset of what he wants to achieve and will have our assistance going into the U23 World Championships, one of his targets of the season. “I expect to learn a lot about all sides of cycling develop myself into a better rider, in physical and mental terms. My goals for the upcoming years will be to eventually become one of the best U23 riders in the hilly classics with some very good results in the major international races. I also hope to reach the needed level to become a worthy professional rider”
The development-orientation of our program as well as the professional approach of our management, performance team and staff, where the main attractions for the talented Belgian rider. “I have chosen this team because I believe that is an excellent development organization and at this point in my career I consider it an essential step if I want to develop into a professional rider. Thanks to the Academy I will have the chance to race in a high-quality program which will feature 1.1 as well as the biggest U23 races of the calendar. Also, the well-structured team camps in Greece and Spain is something that I am looking forward to do”.