Discover Belgium's
cycling tradition
on and off the bike

WHO ARE WE?

The Flandrien Academy was founded in 2015 by Pieter Van De Veire and Michiel Meire, two true blood Belgian Flandriens. Cycling is what brought and keeps them together since their boyhood.

Who are we
Pieter and Michiel rode a sizeable part of the 2014 Tour de France stage that started in Belgium and took the riders onto the cobbles of Northern France

Pieter runs his own event company for 5 years now and he is actively involved in the organization of numerous professional races, including Flanders Classics, running VIP facilities, guaranteeing sponsor visibility, etc… He knows the Belgian cycling scene very well and in his network there are pro riders, professional mechanics and soigneurs, international cycling journalists and photographers, race sponsors,… This extensive network is a true asset to the Academy as it helps to open certain doors that would otherwise stay closed.

Michiel spent 5 years of his life in Singapore and has extensive experience in international Sales, Marketing and Communication. During his business trips Michiel visited probably half of Asia’s bike shops! He cycled in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He has traveled with various international cycling tour operators and knows very well what travelling cyclists need and expect. Through his adventures he built up his network with die hard riders from various countries, clubs and teams.

The combination of their experience, capabilities and networks makes a good basis for creating unforgettable experiences.

BIO – Pieter Van De Veire

Pieter was born on March 15, 1982 and raised in Oosteeklo, Flanders. As a Master in Physical Education, Pieter is a true sports addict. He is the classics expert as he’s done Milano-San Remo, Paris Roubaix, Ronde Van Vlaanderen at full distance. He’s a skillful mountainbiker as well and he has a good experience as a Tour guide, which he built up cycling the Coast to Coast in Spain across the Pyrenees. Pieter rides Specialized and Cannondale bikes and looks up to Greg Van Aevermaet!

Palmares
Tour Of Flanders Sportive (3x full distance)
Paris – Roubaix (full distance)
Milan – San Remo (full distance)
La Marmotte Cyclo ( gold medal)
3 Ballons ( gold medal)
Liege-Bastogne-Liege ( 2x full distance)
Géants des Ardennes (145km) – 2010

 

BIO – Michiel Meire

MM bio - Bintan Lagoon 2
Michiel in the front of the bunch in a race in Bintan Island, Indonesia

Michiel was born on July 27, 1981 and raised in Oosteeklo, Flanders. As the grandson of a bike mechanic he was exposed to chains and wheels at a very young age. He has a Master in Chemical Engineering but chose a different career track, working in consulting initially, then moving to Singapore for a Belgian chocolate manufacturer. Michiel traveled the Asia-Pacific region extensively and understands the particularities of many Asian countries very well.

Michiel rides a Canyon Ultimate CF – he is not a true rouleur, not a real climber, he considers himself a puncher like his ultimate hero Philippe Gilbert!

Palmares

Arlon (Belgium) to Provence (France) – 1030 km in 10 days – 1999
Several training weeks in Mallorca, Spain, mostly in March of each year as preparation for the season
Tour Of Flanders Sportive (145km) – 2007 & 2009
Géants des Ardennes (145km) – 2010
Tour of Hope – Bangkok to Chiang Mai – 2011
Tour of Hope – Bangkok to Phuket – 2012
Around the Bay in a Day – Melbourne  (250km) – 2013
Mountainbiked the famous Whakarewarewa forest, Rotorua, New-Zealand – 2013
Cycosports Bintan Lagoon Classic Race – Indonesia – 4th place – 2014
Jawapos Gran Fondo East Java – Indonesia – (376km-2d) – 2015