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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 in England for Next UCI World Tour Event

After a few days of rest in Belgium, Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank is now in London for the next UCI Women's World Tour event, The Prudential Ride London Classique. Today the team joined Silicon Valley Bank and its clients for breakfast at the Danesfield House, followed by an exclusive ride through the beautiful Chiltern Hills west of London. Tomorrow the team will visit SVB’s London office for a special session highlighting how a diverse workplace can give both professional cycling teams and innovation companies a competitive edge. On Saturday the team will compete in the Prudential Ride London Classique. The World Tour race takes place on a spectacular 5.5-kilometer circuit that s

Kate Buss Podiums at Cascade Classic

Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank scored another podium yesterday, this time with a 2nd place for Kate Buss in Stage 3 of the Cascade Classic. The 140-kilometer race started with a long climb up to Mt. Bachelor. Heather Fischer was in an early break which was caught with 20 miles to go. Sara Bergen, Emma Grant and Kate rode off the front of the final break with just a few kilometers to race and held their lead over a splintering peloton on the final climb to fill the podium positions. It was a great ride from Kate in her return race from a collar bone injury in June and once again great work from the team to get her to the podium. Images: Jonathan Devich

Lauren Stephens takes 7th Place at La Course

Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank riders put in an incredible team effort on the 68 kilometer La Course by Le Tour de France yesterday to enable Lauren Stephens to finish 7th on the day. The team kept Lauren protected until the bottom of the final Col d'Izoard climb where she was part of an 11-rider break that got away. Towards the top the break splintered with Annemiek van Vleuten the eventual winner and Stephens 7th, 1:51 down. This result means that Lauren will be one of the 19 riders who will race a second stage on Saturday in Marseilles; a 23-kilometer pursuit style event around the Orange Vélodrome. "It was a terrific team effort." Ed Beamon, the team’s Sports Director said afte

La Course goes up the Col d'Izoard

Less than 48 hours after the finish of the Thuringen Stage race in Germany, Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank will be on the starting line tomorrow for the next stop of the Women’s World Tour, La Course by the Tour de France. This 4th edition of La Course will take on a completely different style to previous years. Gone is the race along the Champs-Élysées on the final day of the Tour. In its place is a 68 kilometer course that finishes up the formidable climb of the Col d'Izoard in the Hautes-Alpes, a few hours before the men reach the climb in Stage 18 of the Tour de France. In another change to the race format, those women who finish within five minutes of the winner on Col d'Izoard ear

Kate Buss returns for Cascade Classic

After a few days of well earned rest after BC Superweek, Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank travels to Bend, Oregon for the Cascade Cycling Classic. Starting on July 19th, the UCI stage race will be the return ride for Kate Buss after a broken collar bone sustained last month. The event consists of three road races, a criterium and an individual time trial. Patricia Schwager, one of the team’s two Director Sportifs will be directing the team at Cascades. "The race has a great combination of tough climbs and tactical stages” she said: “It is one of my favorite races in the U.S. We’ll see how Kate does on the climbs post injury; this race will help her build her form for racing in Euro

Lauren Stephens wins Individual Time Trial in Thuringen

Lauren Stephens rode one her best ever individual time trials to win stage four of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour in Germany yesterday. It was a sweet moment for Lauren who had her GC aspirations dashed in stage 1 when she got caught in a crash and suffered a mechanical. The team car was a long way back on narrow country roads and Lauren ended up losing too much time to make GC contention possible. Lauren was happy with her win: "I have done this TT before and lost by 2/100 of a second. To come back and win was very exciting. I was really focused and I felt very confident with my ride when I finished." Ed Beamon, sports director gave his thoughts after a lively podium ceremony

3rd win in a week for Kendall Ryan

Kendall Ryan took the tally of wins for Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank at BC Superweek to three after she won the PoCo Grand Prix on Friday. The PoCo GP win followed her wins at Gastown and the Delta GP earlier in the week making it three wins out of five races for the team. "It was great teamwork from the team again today with a strong lead-out from Jennifer Tetrick for Kendall." Director Jeff Pierce commented after the race: "Kendall was able to dive through the last corner in 1st position and use her speed to sprint away to the line." Kendall was elated: “I had a disappointing ride yesterday but this really makes up for it. Once again my teammates were awesome." The U.S

Lex Albrecht wins Stage Two at Thuringen

Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank rider Lex Albrecht won stage 2 of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Frauen in Germany today. Stage 2 was four laps of a 26.6 kilometer rolling circuit around the town of Dortendorf. The final climb on each lap is nick-named the “Hanka Burg” after the very successful German rider Hanka Kupfernagel who is local to the area. Lex chased into a break of 11 riders that went away halfway through the 105 kilometer stage. With eight kilometers left to race the break still had just over a minute. Lex attacked on the final one-kilometer climb to the finish to cross the line several bike lengths over 2nd place. "It has been my dream to stand on the top step in E

Kendall Ryan wins Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

Kendall Ryan followed up her win at the Delta Road Race on Sunday with a win at the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. The Vancouver race is one of the most historic and prestigious cycling events in North America. "It was a fantastic night for the team” said Director Jeff Pierce: "This is a huge race in Canada that was founded in 1973. The crowds were enormous and the atmosphere was terrific. With only four riders we were outgunned by the larger teams but we went in with a singular focus, to set up Kendall. We had some moments with some crashes but all of the girls got back up and contributed throughout the race. In the end Kendall went with 400 meters to go and won the sprint comfor

Win for Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank at BC Superweek

Kendall Ryan opened the winners account for Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank at the BC Superweek winning the UCI Tour de Delta road race in Vancouver on Sunday. Kendall won from a bunch sprint by over two bike lengths. The team worked really well today especially as we only had four riders", director Jeff Pierce happily commented after the race "Our plan was to ride aggressively early on and look for options. In the end we had the bunch sprint and Heather did a good job on the lead out and created a gap for Kendall to come out of the chicane with 150 meters to go a few lengths in front. Great teamwork and a great sprint." Kendall was still smiling and said: "That was a great start to th

Second 2017 European Race Block for Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank

Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank is headed to Europe for the second of three blocks of European racing in 2017. The team will compete in the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen in Germany followed by two UCI Women's World Tour races, La Course by Le Tour de France and the Prudential Ride London Grand Prix. The Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen starts on July 12th with a 6.1 kilometer, evening prologue around the town of Gera and includes six further stages in the beautiful Thuringia region. Four of the five road stages have over 1100 meters of climbing to deal with. A lumpy 18.7-kilometer individual time trial on stage four will most likely shape the individual cl

White Spot Delta Road Race and BC Superweek for Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank

Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank has a double racing calendar for the next few weeks. A squad leaves the U.S today to compete in the Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen followed by two UCI Women's World Tour races, La Course by Le Tour de France and the Prudential Ride London Grand Prix. The rest of the team competes in the UCI ranked White Spot Delta Road Race in British Columbia tomorrow followed by BC Superweek. The team will race the New West Grand Prix Criterium (11th July), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix Criterium (12th July), Giro di Burnaby Criterium (13th July) and the PoCo Criterium on the 14th July. "The White Spot Delta Road Race and BC Superweek criteriums prov

Silver for Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank at U.S. Pro Criterium National Championships

Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank' s Lauren Stephens took the silver medal at today's Pro Criterium National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Stephens and Erica Allar broke away in the first few laps of the race. The duo had built up a comfortable lead of 30 seconds but a big crash with six laps to go meant the race had to be neutralized. After the restart Stephens and Allar increased their lead but were chased down on the final lap by Irena Ossola. In the 3-way battle for the win it was Allar who attacked first, shortly before the final corner. Allar held her lead to the line with Lauren finishing second and Ossola third. "Once they did the restart, it changed the dynamic of

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