Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank is proud to announce that three of its riders have been selected to represent their countries at the upcoming 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, September 17-24.
Lex Albrecht (Canada), Ingrid Drexel (Mexico) and Lauren Stephens (USA) will all compete in the Elite Women's Road Race on Saturday with Lauren Stephens also taking part in her specialty, the Individual Time Trial on Tuesday. All three riders have had great seasons. Lex Albrecht won stages at the Tour of the Gila and Thuringen.
Ingrid Drexel had a solid season from start to finish. She won Mexican National Championship titles in the road race and time trial and finished 8th in the Plouay Women’s World Tour (WWT) event.
Lauren Stephens started the season with a top 20 finish at Strade Bianche (WWT), finished second in the National Championship time trial and finished the road season strongly with a 7th place finish at Plouay and a win in the Ardeches time trial.
"We are very pleased that Lex, Ingrid and Lauren have been selected by their countries to compete in the World Championships next week in Norway”, Team Founder Linda Jackson said. “We provide an extensive international racing calendar for our athletes to ensure they have the chance to get the results they need to achieve their Olympic aspirations. Lex, Ingrid and Lauren all generated terrific international results this season and we wish them the best of luck in their World Championship efforts. Looking forward to 2018, we are pleased to announce that both Ingrid and Lex will be returning to the team. We will be announcing our entire roster later this Fall.”
Sports Director Ed Beamon added: “Having three riders selected to represent their respective countries at this year’s World Championships is a fitting end to a very rewarding season. The team admirably climbed in the ranking all season and their dedication, commitment and willingness to sacrifice for each other enabled us to consistently place riders in the top ten in the WWT events we contested this summer. I think we have prepared these women to be worthy representatives for their nations and happy they are being acknowledged for their success. We wish them the best.”
Linda Jackson continued: "I’d like to thank TIBCO Software, Silicon Valley Bank, Navigators Insurance, Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation , Fuji , Lagunitas Brewing Company and all of our partners, for their contribution to our successful season. A special shout out goes to our product partners that Lex, Ingrid and Lauren will be proudly representing in their world championship preparation and races:
Arundel bottle cages, Edco wheels, De Feet socks, Fuji bikes, Finish Line lubricants, Herbalife , K3 number holders, Kinetic trainers, Maxxis tires, Ogio, Oval Concepts bars and stems, Parktool , Peets Coffee, Praxis Works chain rings, Powerbar , Prologo saddles and bartape, Revolutions in Fitness, Rudy Project helmets and sunglasses, Shimano components, Speedplay pedals, Sway, Terun , Thule, Veo Strip sweat diverting strips, VeloToze shoe covers, Voler baselayers and Volvo.
How to watch:
Eurosport, BBC, NBC Sports Gold , Olympic Channel , and UCI Cycling YouTube will carry live events.
Women's Elite Individual Time Trial - Tuesday, September 19, 15:35 CET
Women's Elite Road Race - Saturday, September 23, 13:30 CET
For the full schedule visit the event website Here: