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Tibco Womens Pro Cycling Team Announced
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Date: 2/6/2007
Tibco Womens Pro Cycling Team Announced

 Tibco Womens Pro Cycling Team Announced
LOOK for Team TIBCO on the NRC circuit in 2007! Second year  Silicon Valley sponsored team will race full National Calendar and two World Cup races.

Following its successful debut on the National Circuit in 2006, Team TIBCO has expanded its team to compete in a full calendar for 2007. Formerly known as PABW Powered by TIBCO, the team won stages at each of the national races it entered in 2006: Altoona, Nature Valley and Mt. Hood; and won the over all classification at the Bermuda Grand Prix.

TIBCO Software is now the title sponsor for the team. “We are extremely grateful to TIBCO for their support” said Linda Jackson, Director Sportif. “Their sponsorship is enabling these talented women to pursue their passion and become the best that they can be” she added.

The team is continuing its partnership with LOOK and will be riding the new LOOK 585 Elle road frame and 496 TT frame as it is gears up to expand on its successful 2006 campaign. “We’re happy to be part of this exciting program and look forward to developing a long-term relationship with the team” said Ming Tan, Vice-President, Marketing and Development for LOOK CYCLE USA. "The LOOKs are really great bikes. LOOK has done an excellent job of combining stiffness and comfort. When I sprint, the bike leaps forward. But it is also a really comfortable bike, making those long training rides a pleasure." said Brooke Miller.

Team TIBCO will also be working with SRAM Corporation. “We’re proud to be associated with Team TIBCO and confident they will continue as one of the most successful women’s programs in the U.S. SRAM Force componentry and its DoubleTap actuation deliver the best ergonomics for any rider as both shifts are actuated with one lever. Linda Jackson has put together a quality program with several really strong riders, and we are looking forward to a great partnership,” said Alex Wassmann, SRAM Road Sponsorship Manager.

Brooke Miller will head up the 2007 roster that includes returning riders Stacy Marple and Victoria Vallstrom and newcomers Katie Lambden, Liza Rachetto, Marisa Asplund and Yukie Nakamura. “The team is incredibly motivated by it’s success last year and is looking forward to improving on that success in 2007” said Linda Jackson, Director Sportif and former Olympian. “We plan to take the experience we gained from last year and add value with our new team members.

Where last year I described our athletes as ‘diamonds in the rough’, for 2007 they are more ‘polished’,” she added. The team will race in over 20 events in Silicon Valley, compete in a full national racing calendar and will also compete in two international events: the Montreal World Cup and the Tour of Montreal.

Title sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc., the team is also sponsored by several prominent corporations in Silicon Valley including Greenberg Traurig LLP, Goldman Sachs & Co., Silicon Valley Bank, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Monitor Ventures, Fenwick & West LLP,, Spectrum Orthopedics and Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation (SVCF). SVCF is a non-profit corporation established to foster the development of national and international amateur cycling.

2007 Team Roster
Team TIBCO consists of both a National squad and a development squad. The team’s mission is to provide both national and development riders with the race experience and guidance to develop them into future Olympic contenders. The 2007 national team includes:

• Brooke Miller (Palo Alto, CA)
Brooke sprinted her way to three major NRC stage victories in 2006 at Altoona, Nature Valley and Mt. Hood and won the Women’s Prestige Series Best Sprinter Jersey

• Katie Lambden (Fort Lee, New Jersey)
Katie joins the team from TEAm Lipton; she raced in France with the US National Team, as well as in El Salvador and Puerto Rico

• Liza Rachetto (Boise, Idaho)
Liza’s racing background includes three years with TEAm LIPTON and international racing experience.

• Marisa Asplund (Durango, Colorado)
Marisa joins the team from CPT; she placed top 20 at the Montreal World Cup in 2006 and is a strong climber and stage racer.

• Stacy Marple (Oakland, California)
Stacy won the abbreviated Bermuda Grand Prix in 2006, her first year of racing! Stacy is also a strong climber and stage racer.

• Victoria Bastide (Menlo Park, California)
Victoria showed her climbing prowess in 2006 (her rookie season), pushing the pace along side veteran climbers

• Yukie Nakamura (Cupertino, California)
Yukie joins Team TIBCO after working as a stellar guest rider in 2006. Yukie raced for Webcor Women’s cycling in 2005.

Development Team
The 2007 development team includes returning TIBCO riders: Alexis Alexander, Brianne Burgess and Flavia Oliveira and new riders Caitlyn McCullough and Katie London:

• Alexis Alexander (Redwood City, California)
 Alexis started out cycling on the dirt as a BMX racer. She recently transitioned to the road, where she is a powerful all-round rider, excelling in criteriums and time trials/

• Brianne Burgess (Los Altos, California)
2006 was a terrific year for Bri, with an impressive 2nd place finish in the brutal and infamous Pescadero race in addition to winning the Madera Stage Race Road stage, and finishing 3rd in the Coyote Creek Criterium.

• Caitlyn McCullough (Stanford, California)
 2006 was Caitlyn’s first year of USCF racing. After a solid 5th place at the collegiate nationals’ road race she placed second in the USCF under 23 Criterium Championships.

• Flavia Oliveira (Walnut Creek, California)
Flavia started racing in 2006, and rapidly upgraded to a Category 2. She is a good all round rider.

• Katie London (Santa Cruz, California)
Katie joins Team TIBCO after one season of UCSF racing for Metromint Cycling. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, Katie was a dominant force in Collegiate Triathlon, placing 3rd at Nationals in 2006

2007 Team Sponsors
Title Sponsor: TIBCO Software Inc.:
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 3,000 customers, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility--- what TIBCO calls The Power of Now ®. To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000.

Corporate Sponsors:
Silicon Valley Bank:
Goldman Sachs & Co.:
Spectrum Orthopedic Sport Therapy:
Greenberg Traurig LLP:
Jazz Pharmaceuticals:
Perfect Details:
Monitor Ventures: 
Fenwick & West LLP:

Industry Sponsors:
LOOK Bicycles:
SRAM components:
Hibros Sport:
Ritchey Logic:
Champion System:
Clif Bar:
Fitness 101:
Kinetic by Kurt:
Physically Focused:
Revolutions in Fitness:
Skirt Sports:
San Marco:
Smith Optics:

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