Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank returns home for the “Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race supported by SRAM" that starts tomorrow in South Lake Tahoe.
The Tour of California is the next round of the UCI Women’s World Tour following last week’s Chongming China race.
Stages 1 and 2 start and finish at the Heavenly resort in South Lake Tahoe and offer Bay area fans a great opportunity to come and see their home team compete against some of the best women in the world. “It’s such an exciting opportunity for the Bay area cycling community to have a World Tour race right in their back yard” said Team founder Linda Jackson. “We have competed in every Tour of California race since the first edition in 2008 when it was a one-stage Criterium. We won that race with Brooke Miller, and have been thrilled to watch the continual evolvement of the race into what is now a multi-day World Tour race. We are looking forward to an intense four days of racing here at home.”
Three road stages will be followed by a criterium around Capitol Park in the center of Sacramento. Stage one takes the riders around scenic Lake Tahoe, and finishes up the challenging climb into Heavenly resort. Stage 2, a new route for 2017, offers up an exciting opportunity for the climbers in the peloton with the introduction of the relentless Kingsbury Grade (7.8 miles at an average grade of 6.1%) towards the end of the stage. This climb and the final kick up to the finish line will most probably be where the attacks will come and the GC battle can be won or lost!
Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank roster:
Lex Albrecht (CAN)
Kate Buss (USA)
Ingrid Drexel (MEX)
Lindsay Myers (USA)
Lauren Stephens (USA)
Brianna Walle (USA)
The 7th Annual Team TIBCO- Silicon Valley Bank Fundraiser and Gala Dinner to be held on Monday May 15th. Join Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Bob Roll for this great event!
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