October Club of the Month – Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank
Based: Pescadero, CA
Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank is the longest-running professional women’s cycling team in North America. Our team consists of 12 cyclists from 6 countries around the world. At the beginning of each season, the team comes together for a team camp, where we train together, meet some of the team’s partners and get ready for the season. This year, our team camp was near our team’s headquarters in the hills and along the coast around Pescadero, California. During the season, we connect at races around the world, in different combinations of riders for different types of events.
Since 2004, the team’s mission has been to help aspiring female cyclists achieve their dreams of becoming top International competitors. The team has had numerous riders named to Olympic and World Championship squads and has produced several national champions.
- Some Top Results in 2018:
Three current national champions. Shannon Malseed for Australia in the road race, and Ingrid Drexel for Mexico in the Individual Time Trial and Nicolle Bruderer for Guatemala in the Individual Time Trial.
Winning Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California, a UCI Women’s World Tour race (UCI WWT). Kendall Ryan sprinted against a world-class field to claim the victory on the opening day of the race.
2nd Overall at the Tour of Chongming Island in China, another UCI Women’s World Tour race. Shannon Malseed sprinted out of a breakaway to secure second place GC.
Alison Jackson has had a breakout season, placing sixth at the Grand Prix de Plouay (UCI WWT)
In her first year as a pro rider, Brodie Chapman won the Herald Sun Tour in Australia, finished 19th at La Fleche Wallone Feminin and was selected to represent Australia at Worlds.
Three riders selected to represent their country at the UCI World Championships: Alison Jackson for Canada, Brodie Chapman for Australia and Alice Cobb for Great Britain.
Here’s the team’s list of favorite Science in Sport products, rides, and pit stops:
1. Favorite Product: Blueberry bar and the hydration tablets
2. Favorite Ride: Parc de la Mauricie National Park in Québec, Canada
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Merci la Vie bakery for baked goods in Prevost, Québec, Canada and Eldorado Koffie Bar in Zwevegem, Belgium for coffee
1. Favorite Product: the chocolate gel and the overnight cookie and cream protein.
2. Favorite Ride: In Boulder, Colorado, climbing Flagstaff and seeing Boulder when coming back down.
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: When I’m training in Guatemala, I get fresh fruit on the side of the street: the best!!!
1. Favorite Product: The pink grapefruit gel
2. Favorite Ride: A century ride around Blacksburg, VA called the Walker Mountains – two awesome climbs that remind me of France –https://www.strava.com/activities/1675041700
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Anywhere new with a good latte and teammates
1. Favorite Product: REGO Recovery Chocolate
2. Favorite Ride: Anywhere up Mt Nebo/Glorious/Goat Track in Brisbane, Queensland. Good elevation and lush forest!
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Monk Bodhi Dharma in St Kilda, Melbourne or any Austrian/German Bakery
1. Favorite Product: REGO Recover Chocolate
2. Favorite Ride: A loop I have in the mountains near Limoux in the south of France which is around 100km and 2000m of climbing. The roads are really quiet and the views are simply incredible.
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: There’s a small cafe in the main square of Limoux that my ‘French grandad’ takes me too every Sunday during the winter after a hard ride called the ’10 hills’. The last climb is only 800m but averages over 20% so the promise of coffee is a great incentive to dig deep!
1. Favorite Product: Chocolate Fudge bar, REGO Recovery Chocolate and Mango Hydration Tabs
2. Favorite Ride: favorite ride is back home at Huasteca Park, Strava profile: Ingrid Drexel
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Pan benel, back home, best breakfast/brunch for after a bid ride
1. Favorite Product: The caffeine gels
2. Favorite Ride: Riding around the Abel Tasman in NZ
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Drinking Kombucha mid ride from this little hippy co-op in Nederland Colorado.
1. Favorite Product: Lemon Lime Gel – it’s got the bubbles!!! It’s like having bubble tea because of the different texture and is so nice to have something a bit different when trying to eat 9 gels in a race.
2. Favorite Ride: My favorite ride of 2018 was the Bupa Challenge Grand Fondo loop hosted at the Tour Down Under in Australia
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: My favorite pre-ride and mid-ride and post-ride and anytime coffee stop is El Dorado Koffie Bar in Zwevegem, Belgium. Once a month the bar hosts an evening wine and cheese event which is so good, and Saturdays there are waffles! The coffee is spot on every time.
1. Favorite Product: Chocolate flavored Gel
2. Favorite Ride: This is tough! I’d have to say my favorite place(s) to ride are in Northern Italy
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Yellow Espresso or FIKA cafe in Ballarat
1. Favorite Product: 150ml caffeine gel. I love using this particular gel for crits and tt’s.
2. Favorite Ride: Go Forth-Cresson ride in Fort Worth Texas
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: A cafe with excellent coffee at the beginning or end of my ride. Preferably with friends!
1. Favorite Product: The blueberry bar, and the Berry Go Hydro Hydration Tablets
2. Favorite Ride: one of my favorites is riding down the coast from Carmel to Hearst Castle with the Best Buddies Challenge. Each year our team joins Silicon Valley Bank to support this incredible charity – and the ride is epic. My “local” favorite is a loop in Marin County that includes riding through Point Reyes, down Highway 1, and climbing Bolinas Fairfax and Mt. Tam before heading home.
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Cibo in Sausalito. Very bike friendly and a perfect way to start or end a ride.
1. Favorite Product: Blueberry GO Energy Bar
2. Favorite Ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/1296025723/share/facebook?utm_content=11663&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ride_share
3. Favorite Food/Coffee Stop: Handlebar coffee shop in Santa Barbara, Almond croissant and a latte.
To find out more about the team, their calendar, and goals, check out their website: https://www.teamtibco-svb.com/
Also, Kendall Ryan of Team TIBCO will be taking over Science in Sport’s Instagram Story on Wednesday, October 3rd to show how she trains with her favorite Science in Sport products. Make sure to watch @scienceinsport or https://www.instagram.com/scienceinsport/.