SEG: More Than A Team – Building Into 2018
We just finished our third season in the peloton, but the Academy’s activity does not stop at all. We are already making our first steps into the 2018 season. After signing three of the most promising Dutch talents, Minne Verboom, Thymen Arensman and Daan Hoole, the Academy announced today the addition of the experienced and talented Michel Cornelisse as DS and Perfomance Coach to our Performance Staff.
With the launch of our latest service, The Loutraki Challenge, the Academy confirms its growth and development on and off the road. Don’t miss this unique opportunity and enjoy a set of three tough races in February under ideal weather and pro assessment.
CORNELISSE WILL JOIN THE ACADEMY AS DS AND PERFORMANCE COACH
Michel Cornelisse will become talent coach and Sport Director at SEG Racing Academy. The former pro cyclist joins us from Team Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij. Last May, Cornelisse had already been involved with the team as ‘guest’ Sport Director during the Ronde de l’Isard, after which talks about a more intensive cooperation began. Cornelisse will work within the Academy to develop the young talents’ tactical & technical skills. Furthermore, he will take leadership over the largest part of the racing program as Sport Director.
Michel Cornelisse: “It’s a great challenge to work with the best U23 talents. This is where I can make the difference as a trainer and mentor. Coaching young talents is my passion, so I’m eager to start with cyclists that still need to join the professional ranks. SEG Racing Academy belongs among the top U23 teams in the world, I can’t wait to start coaching these big talents with my new colleagues.”
RACE BEFORE ANYONE ELSE IN THE LOUTRAKI CHALLENGE
Ever since the team’s inception Loutraki has been the host of our winter preparation. Always under ideal weather and on good roads, the riders of the Academy have tested themselves through the parcours of that Greek training paradise, and now we offer you the chance to do it as well.
This event has it all, from a fast and tricky Criterium in the Athens Circuit to the Loutraki Challenge, designed by our Performance Manager and Loutraki Expert Vasilis Anastopoulos, that will include a 70 km road race followed by an uphill time trial the following day that will crown the overall winner of each category (Juniors, Elite, Masters, Womens). To participate in the Loutraki Challenge and the GP Athens Circuit, join us in Loutraki for your pre season training camp.
THE ACADEMY ADDS YOUNG TALENT FOR 2018 WITH ARENSMAN, HOOLE AND VERBOOM
Three of the most promising names of the Junior ranks in the Netherlands will wear the colors of the SEG Racing Academy for the upcoming seasons.
Thymen Arensman, Daan Hoole and Minne Verboom have signed a two-year deal each with the Academy and confirm their transition to the U23 ranks. The three strong Dutchmen enjoyed a very successful last year in the Junior category after achieving really strong results in some of the most demanding races of the calendar.
We look forward to starting working and help these talented riders to take the most of their strengths at the same time that we develop them not only on the bike but also off it.
FAMILY RIDE TO SHUT DOWN THE 2017 SEASON
Hosted by our friends and partners at Fitland Olympia in Eindhoven, the SEG Racing Academy family shut down the 2017 with a ride that featured riders, partners, friends and staff.
With this family feeling, the Academy closed one of the most successful years since its inception. It has been a long journey since our first race in early March, but at the end we have accounted for a total of 16 wins, 28 podium spots and 77 Top 10 finishes. None of that would have been possible without the support of all the partners involved in this project, the hard work of all the staff and management members and, of course, the dedication and ambition of all the riders in the roster.
Bring on 2018!