November 21, 2017 – Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank today confirmed its 2018 roster, featuring six returning riders including double National Champions Ingrid Drexel (MEX) and Nicolle Bruderer (GTM) and five new riders including Alice Cobb (GBR), Emma Grant (GBR), Alison Jackson (CAN), Shannon Malseed (AUS) and Emily Newsom (USA).
British rider Alice Cobb was a standout endurance runner before turning to cycling. A former junior TT and Hillclimb champ, Alice’s real potential may lie in the steep terrain and arduous climbs. At only 22, she is still new to the sport, and we are expecting 2018 to be a breakthrough year for her.
All-around rider Alison Jackson has been a competitive force since coming onto the scene a few years ago and will bring her experience racing in Europe and for the Canadian National Team to Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank.
“I am thrilled to add another strong Canadian to the roster,” said Linda Jackson, the team’s Founder and President. “I’ve been watching Alison since she burst on to the scene in 2014 and am delighted to add her talents to our roster.”
On joining the team, Alison Jackson said, “I had a great time racing full-time in Europe this season, and look forward to using that experience to contribute to team success, both in North American races and in Europe. Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank has a great program, a fantastic race calendar and continues to be one of the top North American-based teams.”
Finally, Emily Newsom will be joining Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank after having an impressive 2017 season, including her breakaway ride at the USA Cycling Nationals Road Race and record-setting state championship ITT victory.
Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank is entering its 14th consecutive year and will continue to balance an ambitious international schedule with a comprehensive USA domestic calendar.
“Our mission is to find and develop promising female athletes into the next wave of top international competitors,” said Jackson. “Over the past 13 years, we have grown from a local team based out of Palo Alto Bicycles to one of the top teams in the world. Our international calendar has grown from one or two races to a very solid racing calendar that gives our women the opportunity to race and win against the best in the world.
“The incredible support we’ve had from TIBCO Software Inc and Silicon Valley Bank, our long-standing partners, has empowered our ability to provide these racing opportunities for women in cycling. We look forward to continuing to represent our financial partners, the Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation and our valued industry partners in the cycling community.”
– Lex Albrecht (CAN)
– Nicolle Bruderer (GTM)
– Kate Buss (USA)
– Alice Cobb (GBR)
– Ingrid Drexel (MEX)
– Emma Grant (GBR)
– Alison Jackson (CAN)
– Shannon Malseed (AUS)
– Emily Newsom (USA)
– Kendall Ryan (USA)
– Jennifer Tetrick (USA)