Valley of the Sun concludes training camp for Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank.
Brianna Walle and Lauren Stephens finish 3rd and 4th in the opening Time Trial
Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank wraps up its training camp this weekend with the three day Valley of the Sun Stage Race. After extensive wind-tunnel testing yesterday at FASTER wind-tunnel in Scottsdale, Arizona ( http://www.ride-faster.com/wind-tunnel ), Brianna Walle and Lauren Stephens took 3rd and 4th places respectively in today’s opening time trial. 1st year Pro Kate Buss had a good ride in her first outing with the team to come in 8th place.
The 14-mile time trial was the first competitive race of the season for the team and Sports Director Ed Beamon commented afterwards:
"Stage 1 was a great opportunity for us to check out our new edco wheels and get race feedback with respect to position adjustments and data we were able to get from our work at FASTER. Brie and Lauren had a pretty long day in testing yesterday, but I was happy with their performance today as I think it shows they are on track with this year's goals."
The team moves heads into tomorrow’s 60 mile road race in good position to challenge for the overall lead.
“We had a cross tail wind on the way out which was more of a head wind on the return which seemed to pick up on the last 5km so I kept some energy in the tank so I could push some bigger gears towards the end."
Check out a quick interview with Brianna click here: