Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank is the longest running women’s
professional cycling team in North America and traces its roots back
to the Palo Alto Bicycles Women’s (PABW) team. The team was
created by Stanford MBA and Investment Banker, Linda Jackson.
Jackson left Investment banking in the early 90s to pursue her dream
of becoming an Olympian.
After becoming Canada’s National Champion in 1995, Jackson was
selected to represent Canada in the time trial and road race at the
1996 Atlanta Games. She went on to win the Bronze medal at the
1996 World Championship Road Race in Lugano, Switzerland and
accumulated numerous Canadian national championship titles in the
road race and time trial. Cycling gave Jackson so much personally,
that when she retired from the sport, she knew she wanted to help
other women pursue their cycling aspirations.
Jackson became involved with PABW on a coaching basis in 2004,
directed the team in 2005 and then added TIBCO as a sponsor in
2005 in order to help the team grow from a local racing team to a
national-level team. Racing as PABW powered by TIBCO in 2006,
the team finished the year ranked 36 th overall in North America, up
from 60 th overall the year before. The following year, Jackson added
Silicon Valley Bank as a sponsor. Jackson also created the Silicon
Valley Cycling Foundation; a 501c3 formed to help develop promising
female cyclists into top international competitors.
The Team soon rose to the top of the North American peloton and then began an
expansion into International racing:
In 2008, the Team won both the National Road Race and Criterium (Brooke Miller) and was ranked 4 th overall in North America
In 2009, the Team became the top team in North America, won the National Road Race (Meredith Miller) and was named Team of the Year by Velo News.
In 2010, the team expanded to racing in Europe
In 2012, Team TIBCO won the National Road Race for the third time in five years with Megan Guarnier
In 2013 and 2014 the team repeated as the top team in North America
In 2015 Silicon Valley Bank became a co-title sponsor and the Team added significantly more international events to its race calendar
In 2017, the Team added four more National Championships to its tally with both Ingrid Drexel (Mexico) and Nicolle Bruderer (Guatemala) scoring double wins in the road race and time trial
2018 started off with yet another National Championship win; this time with new recruit Shannon Malseed winning the Australia National championship road race
In 2019, the team won the Australian national road race championship again, this time with new recruit Sarah Gigante
In 2020, Sarah stunned the cycling world by adding another national championship title, this time winning the Australian national time trial championships
The team’s race calendar and roster can be found on their website,