Experience the growth and development of a lifetime. Stay in a 17th century farmhouse that has been renovated to 4 star accommodations. Our house has a large living area with massive windows, two full kitchens, five bedrooms, four full baths and two half bathrooms. We are located in the beautiful Belgian countryside in the heart of the Tour of Flanders loop. Three delicious meals a day are prepared by an Italian chef and served family style on a 15' farm table indoors, or outdoors alfresco overlooking the rolling patchwork of farm fields.
We work with both U23 and Elite development racers and a few juniors, as well as catering to those who want the bucket-list experience of racing in Belgium. Our sessions have included Continental Pros, Cat 1's, Cat 2's, Cat 3's and Cat 4's in the past. We cap our sessions at no more than 10 racers to ensure the best quality experience possible. 4, 6 and 10 week sessions are available. A 2 week training camp in the mountainous Lake Como region of Italy is included in the 6 and 10 week sessions.
The time between races can be spent relaxing poolside to the natural spring pool in the courtyard, recovering with NormaTec, and soaking in the peace and quiet of the beautiful Belgian countryside. Other days are spent on excursions to Brugge, Antwerp, a local brewery hosting concerts, or attending a brick-oven pizza and regional beer dinner in the farm's original bakery.
Coaching, guidance, and support at races are provided by world class coach Christian Williams. We've had racers compete internationally since 2000, and we’ve had multiple athletes compete at Worlds every year since 2007. Many racers who have come through our development program have gone on to sign professional or elite contracts with teams in Belgium, U.S. and abroad. We have a close affiliation with a Belgian professional development team, and Christian works as talent identification and development for a European based cycling agent. 2018 marks our eighth spring/summer of taking racers to Belgium, and puts us at over 18 international trips.
To get a better feel for life on these trips, watch these videos from our 2017 summer.