2016 Development Programs

Junior Development Camp in Belgium Meigem Kermis 2015 Mark

Junior Development Camp in Belgium Meigem Kermis 2015 Mark

The ChainStay is pleased to announce our 2016 development schedule!

Our 2016 Development schedule:

U23 & Elite Development Camp — April 13th to June 14th, 2016

Junior & Youth Development Camp — July 5th to August 29th, 2016

If you are interested in any of these camps, please contact us, to let us know your interest. As the schedule of these camps becomes more confirmed we will update this page to reflect our schedule.

U23 and Elite Development Camp

April 13th to June 14th, 2016 — Cost: €1999 euros

2016 will see us run our U23 and Elite development camp for 9 weeks of intense spring time racing in Belgium. This camp is open to all men 19 years racing age and older. All riders should have a high level of fitness and should be ready to compete in top level international races with distances of up to 180km and fields as large as 200 riders. The cost will include food on UCI/Interclub race nights, planned group activities, two sets of team kit, support in two to three races a week depending on schedule and personal consultation with Gregg on your racing once a week. We will also be leading training and skills sessions throughout the development camp. This trip is perfect if you would like to come to Belgium and gain fitness before returning home for your national championships. The planned schedule is for:

  • up to 6  Interclub – UCI level races (when we are accepted, races will be added here)
  • another 15 to 18 kermis races
  • potential for a stage race if the team is accepted

You can read a recap of our 2015 Development Camp. Our 2016 Cycling Development Camp will be even better than the previous year as we will be requesting race participation earlier than for 2015 and have already been accepted and/or asked to return to large races for 2016.

If you are interested in racing for less than the 9 weeks we have a few limited spots available. Priority will be given to those who wish to stay longer and we charge €280 per week for stays more than 4 weeks and €320 per week for stays less than one month for the devo camp.

Junior and Youth Development Camp #1 and #2

For 2016 our Junior Camps will be run by Vertex Cycling LLC (www.vertexcycling.com). Below is a brief description of what is on offer, for more information please visit Vertex Cycling’s website or contact Tim Redus for more information.


We have designed this experience to give an opportunity for young racers to become familiar with the Belgian bike racing culture and to enjoy the history and lifestyle of a unique part of the world.

For Juniors 17-18, we offer a mix of high profile team and individual races including UCI races. Possible races to include Gent-Mennen and Juniro Tour of Flanders and other Interclubs.

For Juniors 15-16, we have a schedule of Kermis races and intense skill development sessions.

The camp will run from early July until late August 2016, but we are working on the finalized dates at this moment and will update this post asap when we know them.

Upon arrival, all meals, transportation, race registrations, license fees, etc. are included. We also include pick up and drop off at Brussels Airport or nearby train station. Personal items (razors, toiletries), souvenirs, etc. are not included.

Total camp attendance is limited to 10 riders per session.

A maximum of 4 spots are available to Juniors 15-16.