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VN news ticker: Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank to fund US-based development team, Movistar signs Alex Aranburu


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Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank to Fund US-Based Development Team

After confirming in July its intention to join the Women’s WorldTour for 2022, the Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank team announced that it would fund a development team called the Fount Cycling Guild.

Fount is a pre-existing Seattle-based grassroots club with over 90 runners and a focus on runner development. It was founded by former racers David Richter and Jennifer Wheeler, who is a former US National Track Champion.

“As we move the TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank team to World Tour status, it’s going to leave a void for development level riders in North America. Funding Fount via the Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation (SVCF), a 501c3 [trust] trained to transform promising female athletes into top international competitors, will help fill this void, ”said team founder Linda Jackson. Voxwomen.

“Jennifer ran for the TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank team in 2011 and 2012, and we’ve kept in touch over the decade since. I think it’s fair to say that Jennifer and I are equal in our passion for ‘helping aspiring cyclists. We both have the experience, the time and the desire to invest in women. SVCF’s contribution is a start on the fundraising side, but we are looking for others to help fund the team. There are so many people who are passionate about solving the gap between men’s and women’s cycling. It’s a great way to act on this issue. “

Movistar signs Alex Aranburu

The Spanish WorldTour Movistar team have confirmed the arrival of Alex Aranburu for a three-year contract.

The 26-year-old moves from Astana-Premier Tech and gives Movistar extra firepower in classics, day races and reduced tuck sprints in the WorldTour.

“I come with a lot of motivation to face the next seasons,” he said. “I want to grow as a person and as a cyclist, and I hope to improve myself every year, and between all of us, we can achieve great things.”

World champions Elisa Balsamo and Ellen van Dijk will take part in the Women’s Tour

New world champion Elisa Balsamo is making sure to show off as much of her new rainbow stripes as possible before the end of the season.

After making her debut in the jersey on the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix Women, the Italian will head to the United Kingdom for her first stage race as a world championship. With plenty of sprinting opportunities, the race could also give him a first win in the rainbow bands.

Balsamo won the world title in Leuven on Sunday beating Marianne Vos at the line. The race will likely be their last for the Valcar-Travel & Service team, as they are expected to move to Trek-Segafredo next season.

She will be joined by her future teammate and new time trial world champion Ellen van Dijk at the start line on October 4. Van Dijk took the victory by 10 seconds ahead of Marlen Reusser on the second day of competition in Flanders.

It was his second TT world title after winning gold in the event in Florence in 2013.


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