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Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank is the longest running professional women’s cycling team in North America.  Since 2004, the team’s mission has been to help aspiring female cyclists achieve their dreams of becoming top International competitors.  The team has had numerous riders named to Olympic and World Championship squads and has produced several national champions.

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Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank takes 2nd and 3rd in the opening Joe Martin uphill time trial

Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank puts three riders into the top ten of the stage one individual time trial of the Joe Martin Stage Race. Lauren Stephens sits in 2nd place just 0.4 seconds off the top spot won by Ruth Winder, dead-heat on the stage in the results. Kate Buss rode to a 3rd place finish and Ingrid Drexel finished 8th on the day. Having three riders in the top 10 puts the team in a good place to challenge over the next three stages. Lauren commented "I felt good today and left it all out on the road. I’m very happy to be on the same time as the leader and I feel much better about this ride compared to last year. Kate’s third place finish really helps our options over the

Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank Captain Lauren Stephens: Her journey to her 9th Joe Martin Stage Race

Lauren Stephens began racing in college in 2009. After she graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Texas in 2010, Lauren continued to train and race while balancing the demands of a full-time career as a high school math teacher. In early 2013 Lauren’s results caught the eye of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank founder Linda Jackson. Stephens won a national race, the Charlotte Presbyterian Criterium, ahead of a powerful field of sprinters. The result prompted Jackson to invite Stephens to race the Tour of California time trial. She also awarded Stephens a grant from Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation, a 501c3 Jackson founded to help promising female cyclists pursue

Back in the U.S. for the Joe Martin Stage Race

After finishing a tough block of European racing, Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank has returned to the U.S. to begin a three-month block of U.S. racing including several UCI races and Amgen’s Break Away from Heart Disease (WWT race), a 4-day, 4-stage professional men and women's cycling race. First up is the UCI rated Joe Martin Stage Race, a four-day race beginning Thursday March 30th. Having had plenty of success at this event in the past years, the team is eager to show what they can do this year. The race starts with a short but steep individual time trial in Devils Den State Park near Fayetteville, Arkansas. Two tough road race stages follow, and the last day is a technical criteri

Trofeo Alfredo Binda on tap this weekend

Brianne Walle (L) and Ingrid Drexel (R) part of six member squad competing in Binda on Sunday. Image: Jonathan Devich/ Epic Images After back-to-back cobble races in Holland last weekend (Drenthe and Drentse 8), Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank is back in Italy. On Sunday, the team will race the final event of their first European block. The Team will compete in Trofeo Alfredo Binda, the 3rd round of the UCI Women’s World Tour. The 131.5-kilometer route has much more climbing than the previous rounds of the World Tour. The race route is on narrow and twisty mountain roads around the town of Cittiglio, on the banks of Lake Maggiore. The race concludes with four 18-kilometer laps that includ

Double Bronze Medals for Madeleine Park at Oceania Championships

Madeleine Park, the youngest member of Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank 2017 has had a very successful week at the Oceania Championships in Canberra, Australia. The 18-year-old New Zealander took the Bronze medal in both the U23 Individual Time Trial and a very hot and tough road race where she was the 3rd U23 rider and 10th in the full Elite field. Madeleine commented: “I am very pleased to be on both podiums, and I am happy with my form at the moment. The road race was very hard work; 120 kilometers with 1500 meters of climbing in really hot temperatures (over 30 C). A big thank-you goes to my family and my coaching team, (Jeffrey Pierce and Jo Kiesanowski) for all their support. Now I

Double Dutch weekend ahead for Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank

Following the completion of Strade Bianche in Siena, Italy this past weekend, Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank headed to Holland to prepare for the upcoming Dutch races. On Saturday, they will compete in the second round of the UCI Women’s World Cup, Ronde van Drenthe and on Sunday, the UCI 1.2 rated Drentse Acht van Westerveld. The terrain for both routes is very typical for the area, narrow country roads with many twists and turns. Numerous cobbled sections could become treacherous if the wet weather the team has been experiencing continues. The terrain is mostly flat but both races ascend the VAM-Berg, the famous 500 meter climb up a man-made hill. Although it is quite short, the clim

Lauren Stephens shows strong form in Strade Bianche; rides to top 20 finish for Team TIBCO – Silicon

Lauren Stephens comes back to the Team car during a 40 kilometer breakaway in Strade Bianche. The third edition of the women’s Strade Bianche race started under cloudy skies with a threat of rain. Almost 140 riders took to the line for the first race in the 2017 Women’s World Tour including both previous winners, Megan Gaurnier (2015) and Lizzie Armistead. (2016). Several attacks were initiated early in the 128-kilometer race, but it was all together with 75 kilometers to go. The fifth section of gravel split the race into pieces with forty riders going clear. From this lead group, Astana’s Lara Vieceli initiated an attack that was matched by Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank’s Lauren Step

Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank riders set to start Women’s World Tour

After the conclusion of its team camp in California last week, Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank is now in Italy preparing for some of the toughest racing in the world. The team will take part in the first three UCI Women’s World Tour events of 2017: Strade Bianche (Italy, March, 4th) Ronde van Drenthe (Netherlands, March 11th ) and Trofeo Alfredo Binda back in Italy on March 18th. Strade Bianche Strade Bianche is a twisty and undulating race through the beautiful Tuscany countryside. Named after the “white streets” or gravel sections that the riders traverse, the 127 kilometer race has eight gravel sections for a total of nearly 30 kilometers of dirt roads. There are numerous short punchy h

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