We’re Off to the Races with Team TIBCO-SVB at the Virtual 2021 Season Kick-Off!
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It’s time for the 2021 season of US Women’s Professional Cycling, and we’re excited to watch Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank take on their 16th season, kicking things off with a virtual team presentation on March 10th at 10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST.
You can register now to virtually attend the event and meet the 2021 squad, which features 13 riders from seven different countries, several of whom are Olympic hopefuls, including powerhouse cyclist Lauren Stephens. Together, they’re a team of dedicated athletes who rose to meet the unique challenges of 2020 head-on, had an incredible season, and are on track for further successes this year.
Adapting and Overcoming on the Path to Victory
For much of last season, regular outdoor racing was either postponed or canceled entirely. But that wasn’t going to stop Team TIBCO-SVB from staying competitive and continuing to achieve wins. In true TIBCO spirit, they used the power of technology and turned to virtual racing, using platforms like Zwift to compete on virtual tracks in real-time against other racers.
Team TIBCO-SVB would go on to dominate eRacing, with Lauren Stephens winning the Zwift Virtual Tour de France, her fellow teammates also finishing third, fourth, and fifth. Sarah Gigante, meanwhile, won the virtual Tour of the Gila.
When outdoor racing did make its return, Team TIBCO-SVB didn’t miss a beat, with Stephens winning the 2020 Tour de l’Ardeche and a top 10 finish at Tour of Flanders to finish out the season. But they weren’t done yet. On December 9th, at the first-ever UCI Esport World Championship, Gigante claimed second place, with Stephens close behind in fourth.
Keeping Up Momentum in 2021
Attendees of the virtual team presentation on March 10th can expect to hear from the members of Team TIBCO-SVB as they discuss the upcoming season and how they plan to surpass the achievements of 2020.
Speaking alongside the team will be the team’s founder and former Team Canada Olympian, Linda Jackson, as well as SVB’s CEO, Greg Becker, and TIBCO’s own CEO, Dan Streetman. The presentation will be emceed by TV broadcaster and longtime cycling commentator Phil Liggett, who has reported on over a dozen Olympic Games and nearly fifty Tours de France.
Outdoor racing was postponed or canceled entirely, but that wasn’t going to stop Team TIBCO-SVB from staying competitive and continuing to achieve wins. In true TIBCO spirit, they used the power of technology and turned to virtual racing.
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Learn more about the longest-running professional women’s cycling team in North America and how TIBCO helps them use data analysis to maximize performance. And for more information on Team TIBCO-SVB’s upcoming races and events for the 2021 season, you can check out their calendar.