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Sho-Air TWENTY20 is a professional Women's road bicycle racing team based in the United States.[1] The team's most notable riders were the Olympic time trial champion Kristin Armstrong and 2013 Giro d'Italia Femminile overall winner Mara Abbott.

Sho-Air TWENTY20
Sho-Air Twenty20 team at the start of Stage 2 South Lake Tahoe (43758224902).jpg
Team information
UCI codeT20
RegisteredUnited States
Founded2005 (2005)
DisciplineRoad
StatusNational Team (2005–2011)
UCI Women's Team (2012–2013)
National Team (2014)
UCI Women's Team (2015– )
BicyclesFelt
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Michael Engleman
Kristin Armstrong
(High Performance Director)
Team name history
2005–2009
2010–2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019–
ProMan Hit Squad
Twenty12
Exergy Twenty12
Exergy Twenty16
Twenty16
Twenty16 presented by Sho-Air
TWENTY16–Ridebiker
Sho-Air TWENTY20
TWENTY20 p/b Sho-Air
Sho-Air TWENTY20
Sho-Air TWENTY20 jersey
Jersey

Team historyEdit

The team was founded in 2005 as ProMan Hit Squad, but in 2009 the team was renamed Twenty12 to reflect the team's focus on developing riders for the 2012 Olympic Games. This subsequently brought Exergy on board as a sponsor of the team as well as receiving UCI status. For the 2013 season (and after the 2012 Olympics) the team was renamed Exergy Twenty16 to reflect the new focus on the 2016 Olympic Games, however in late 2013 Exergy's sponsorship of the team ended.

For the 2014 season the team dropped back down to a Nationally ranked elite women's team and primarily raced the US domestic circuit. For the 2015 season the team was known as Twenty16 presented by Sho-Air as the team secured title sponsorship by Sho-Air (an international asset management and transportation company) as well as becoming a UCI team again, increasing the number of US based UCI Women's teams to five; Optum–KBS, Team TIBCO–SVB, UnitedHealthcare and newly promoted Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth being the other four. In preparation for the 2015 season the team signed double World Team Time Trial champion Carmen Small as well as 2014 Gent–Wevelgem champion Lauren Hall.[2] The team also signed; Jess Cerra, Lauren Komanski, Allie Dragoo, Kaitie Antonneau, Andrea Dvorak, Alison Jackson, Allison Arensman, Amber Gaffney, Maddy Boutet and Summer Moak.[3]

Team rosterEdit

As of July 7, 2019.[4]
Rider Date of birth
  Sofía Arreola (MEX) (1991-04-22) April 22, 1991 (age 28)
  Simone Boilard (CAN) (2000-07-21) July 21, 2000 (age 19)
  Erica Clevenger (USA) (1994-05-01) May 1, 1994 (age 25)
  Margot Clyne (USA) (1995-02-27) February 27, 1995 (age 24)
  Jasmin Duehring (CAN) (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 27)
  Chloé Dygert Owen (USA) (1997-01-01) January 1, 1997 (age 22)
  Emma Grant (GBR) (1991-09-30) September 30, 1991 (age 28)
Rider Date of birth
  Allie Legg (USA) (1989-12-17) December 17, 1989 (age 29)
  Jennifer Luebke (USA) (1986-04-01) April 1, 1986 (age 33)
  Shayna Powless (USA) (1994-01-08) January 8, 1994 (age 25)
  Stephanie Roorda (CAN) (1986-12-03) December 3, 1986 (age 32)
  Georgia Simmerling (CAN) (1989-03-11) March 11, 1989 (age 30)
  Jennifer Valente (USA) (1994-12-24) December 24, 1994 (age 24)
  Melanie Wong (USA) (1986-10-30) October 30, 1986 (age 32)

Major winsEdit

2012
Stage 1 Tour of New Zealand, Kristin Armstrong
Stage 1 Energiewacht Tour, Kristin Armstrong
Stage 1 The Exergy Tour, Theresa Cliff-Ryan
Stage 8 Route de France Féminine, Andrea Dvorak
2013
  Overall Giro d'Italia Donne, Mara Abbott
Stages 5 & 6, Mara Abbott
2015
Chrono de Gatineau, Carmen Small
Stage 2 & 5 Women's Tour of New Zealand, Lauren Hall
Stage 3 Boels Rental Ladies Tour, Lauren Hall
2016
Stage 2 (TTT) Tour of California
  Youth classification Tour of California, Chloe Dygert
Team classification Tour of California
Overall Valley of the Sun, Allie Dragoo
Stage 1 (ITT), Allie Dragoo
Stages 2 & 3, Alison Jackson
Overall San Dimas Stage Race, Kristin Armstrong
Stage 1 (ITT)
2017
Stage 3 (ITT) Tour of the Gila, Leah Thomas
Teams classification Cascade Cycling Classic
  Combination classification Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Leah Thomas
2018
Overall Chico Stage Race, Allie Dragoo
Stage 3 (ITT), Allie Dragoo
Overall San Dimas Stage Race, Jasmin Glaesser
Stages 1 (ITT) & 2, Jasmin Glaesser
Stage 3, Erica Clevenger
  Youth classification Joe Martin Stage Race, Chloe Dygert
Stage 4, Chloe Dygert
Stage 2 & 3 (ITT) Tour of the Gila, Chloe Dygert
Stage 3 Redlands Bicycle Classic, Jasmin Glaesser
Central American and Caribbean Sports Games Track Championships
Scratch Race, Marlies Mejías
Team Pursuit, Marlies Mejías
Individual Pursuit, Marlies Mejías
2019
  Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Chloe Dygert
Stages 1 & 4, Chloe Dygert
Stages 3 (ITT) & 4 Tour of the Gila, Chloe Dygert
Chrono Kristin Armstrong, Chloe Dygert
  Overall Colorado Classic, Chloe Dygert
  Points classification, Chloe Dygert
  Mountains classification, Chloe Dygert
  Young rider classification, Chloe Dygert
Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4, Chloe Dygert


National, continental, world and Olympic championsEdit

2012
  Olympic Time Trial, Kristin Armstrong
  USA Track (Team Pursuit), Jacquelyn Crowell
  USA Track (Points race), Jacquelyn Crowell
2013
  USA U23 Time Trial, Kaitlin Antonneau
  USA U23 Road Race, Kaitlin Antonneau
  USA Track (Scratch race), Jennifer Valente
2015
  Panamerican Time Trial, Carmen Small
  USA Time Trial, Kristin Armstrong
2016
  Olympic Time Trial, Kristin Armstrong
2017
  Word Track (Team pursuit), Chloe Dygert
  Panamerican Time Trial, Chloe Dygert
  Panamerican Track (Madison), Stephanie Roorda
  Canada Track (Team Pursuit), Annie Foreman-Mackey
2018
  Word Track (Team pursuit), Chloe Dygert
  Cuba Time Trial, Marlies Mejías
  USA Track (Omnium), Jennifer Valente
  Panamerican Track (Team Pursuit), Jennifer Valente
  Panamerican Track (Scratch Race), Jennifer Valente
  Panamerican Track (Points Race), Jennifer Valente
2019
  Panamerican Time Trial, Chloe Dygert

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ProCyclingStats".
  2. ^ "Twenty16 gains Sho-Air as sponsor, returns to the UCI ranks". Cyclingnews.com.
  3. ^ "Women's news shorts: Boels-Dolmans look ahead to European season after Qatar victory". Cyclingnews.com.
  4. ^ "Sho-Air TWENTY20 Announces 2019 Roster with 4 Canadians". CanadianCyclist.com. Canadian Cyclist. January 16, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.

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