We are delighted to announce that Stan van Tricht will join Deceuninck Quick-Step as a trainee for the remainder of the season. This way he will become our 30th rider that gets a chance to move up to the professional ranks in our seven-year stint in the peloton. “I feel super excited for joining Deceuninck Quick-Step as a trainee for the next three months. Knowing that I will be racing with this team really motivates me to keep on working hard to achieve my highest level and show this while racing with them” points out van Tricht.
Stan joined the Academy late in 2019 as a trainee and quickly hit the ground running with a stage win and a third place in the overall standing of the Olympia’s Tour. Throughout the time together, van Tricht has improved to become a very consistent rider, capable to tackle bunch sprints or having that extra gear to win solo. The 21-year old Belgian has achieved a total of four wins and 22 Top 10 wearing our outfit.
“The Academy has a big share in the development that I made the last 2 years. First of all, they gave me the chance to be part of this development program in which is being surrounded by very high-level riders and staff. Also, the racing program with a good balance between U23 and races with a WorldTour filled start list which allowed me to gain experience in the pro peloton and keep on riding for the win in U23 races” points out van Tricht.
Being able to join one of the top teams in the sport, is a great step in Stan’s development as he gets ready for the next step in his career. “My goal for the traineeship is to show my potential by performing at my best with the team. Of course, I will learn a lot since this is one of the leading Worldtour teams and hopefully I can carry this experience with me in a future career”.
Sven Jonker, SEG Racing Academy Director:
“When you talk about the consistency you talk about Stan, he’s always there at the right moment to take a podium or top 10 for the team. That’s why we’re really proud that he gets an opportunity at Deceuninck-Quick Step to prove that he’s able to do the same at the highest level of professional cycling. We wish him all the best at the races he can do as part of ‘The Wolfpack’ and we hope he can show himself in the best possible way. As SEG Racing Academy, we gave and will give Stan all the support to succeed!”
Eelco Berkhout, SEG Cycling Director & UCI Registrated Rider Agent:
We have worked before with Deceuninck Quick-Step when it comes to the development of young riders. The best example is of course Fabio Jakobsen, who moved up after spending three years at the SEG Racing Academy, so we are confident that this is the best step for Stan’s development. We are very happy that he gets to show his potential at his dream team, and I’m sure that he will do well there”.