Photo: Zac Williams
Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank had a successful start to the year at the Tour Down Under, with two podiums leading to 4th place overall for Lauren Stephens (USA) at the team’s first race of the 2020 season. The team consistently improved their performance on each stage.
On the third stage, it was Sara Gigante (AUS) and Lauren Stephens (USA) in the final selection, with the team effort throughout the relentless, hilly race bolstering a strong 3rd place for Stephens in an uphill sprint. On the final stage, a fast circuit around the center of Adelaide, Stephens sprinted to an impressive second, moving her into 4th place overall.
On the race, Lauren Stephens said, “Our six-rider roster included three new riders on the team. Each day we proved we were learning to trust each other by finishing better each day. On the final day, we started the stage with me in seventh place and a plan to move into sixth.
“With the full support and commitment of the team, we finished second on the final day - and fourth overall. I’m excited for the season ahead and building on the momentum we’ve started.” [View Photos]