Stephens returns for its eighth season with TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank. She won the second and sixth stages of the Virtual Tour of France and won two third places.
“I can’t wait for next season,” Stephens said. “It’s been an interesting year, to say the least, but it’s been fun learning a new discipline together as a team. Our shared goal of winning the virtual Tour de France fostered a strong team bond even though we spent months apart at I can’t wait to keep running and training on Zwift as the road races start again. I think we can expect virtual racing to continue to be important to us as a team. ”
Dixon and Faulkner are both second-year signings at TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank. Dixon got off to a good start to the season, winning the Virtual Women’s Tour, and Faulkner burst onto the Zwift Virtual Tour de France stage on opening day, securing second place and then taking two fifth places.
Gigante, 19, is one of the most promising young talents on the road circuit and secured second place in stage 5 of the virtual Tour de France. Gigante first rose to prominence last January when she won the road race at the Australian Championships. She went on to win the national time trial title in early 2020.
“I am very happy to re-sign with the TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank team,” said Gigante. “I can’t wait to learn more about my amazing team and gain more racing experience overseas. 2020 has been great for us, despite unusual circumstances, and it will be fun to shift our cohesion from Zwift to the roads. My first 2021 goal will be the Australian Road Nationals in January, where I hope to dust off the racing cobwebs and start the year strong in road racing and time trials. ”
TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank also extended the contracts of Dutch track champion Nina Kessler and American Emily Newsom, and both played key roles in the team’s virtual performance in the Tour de France.
Jackson said she was looking for a third partner to join the TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank program in 2021.
“With this core of women in place, we are now looking for a third partner to join TIBCO Software and Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ SIVB) to enable our team to achieve world touring status,” Jackson said. “We have had very successful partnerships with TIBCO and Silicon Valley Bank since 2005 and 2006, respectively. ”
TIBCO Software CEO Dan Streetman added, “TIBCO is proud to co-sponsor a world-class team that embodies championship-level performance and resilience in cycling. As a company, we pride ourselves on our own dedication to high performance through continuous innovation, and that same intense commitment to excellence is a hallmark of the TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank team. We are proud to support the team with our technology and resources – and we look forward to cheering them on for even more victories. ”
The TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank press release noted that the increased media visibility of the Women’s World Tour and events such as the virtual Tour de France make women’s cycling an incredibly cost-effective tool to achieve a range of goals. enterprise, including business development, sales and marketing. , HR and CSR objectives.
“Our partnership with Team TIBCO Silicon Valley Bank gives us the opportunity to engage our employees and customers in community and wellness events while sharing the inspiring stories of these athletes reaching the highest levels of cycling,” said Greg Becker, CEO of Silicon Valley Bank. “This team is a source of inspiration and we are proud to support their efforts. “