We are delighted to announce that Wessel Krul will join the Academy as he secured a contract from 2020 onwards. The 19-year old will be intensively involved with the team since August the 1st as he will join us as a trainee from the remainder of the 2019 season. “I’m really looking forward to joining the Academy. I had a really good feeling about the team and with the people I talked to. It gave me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season and the upcoming races” points out Krul.
The talented Dutchman recently finished as runner-up in the U23 Dutch Nationals TT as a first-year in the category. Krul and the Academy management have been in contact for almost a year now, after he completed a really solid last year in the Junior ranks. After some testing sessions at our sports lab in Eindhoven, Cycling Performance Center, it was a joint decision to race one year for Wielerploeg Groot Amsterdam. A team that works with the same vision and development focus as us, and certainly gave Wessel a great environment and racing program to develop in.
The professionalism and the experienced staff that features our team were two of the main attractions for Krul. “I expect to learn a lot from the experienced staff and the team members, I am really looking forward to getting to work with them and complete my goal to show myself at U23 level at the same time as I help the team. More at long term I think about becoming a professional bike rider, so joining the Academy it is a nice opportunity to develop myself into the best possible cyclist, in a very professional environment” highlights the 19-year old.
Bart van Haaren, SEG Racing Academy Manager:
“We are really happy to welcome Wessel to our team already as a trainee, and we are very proud of the cooperation we had we WPGA. Stepping up to a Continental team is not always the best step for the development of a Junior rider, it is all about making the right choices. Wessel shows that having a clear vision, dedication and focusing on what really matters is the most important aspect”