Newly crowned US national road champion Lauren Stephens and multi-time US cyclocross champ Clara Honsinger will wear the Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank colours for the next 2022 and 2023 seasons.
The duo displayed beautiful teamwork at US Pro Nationals earlier this summer when Honsinger delivered Stephens to her first US national title in Knoxville, Tennessee.
For seasoned pro Stephens, who has been with the organisation since 2013, Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank is like home.
“I’m so happy to be part of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank for another two seasons,” Stephens said. “The team continues to be the perfect fit, just like it has been for more than a decade.”
Honsinger, who is an accomplished cyclocross rider, said she’s excited to continue racing on the road with Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank, especially as the squad moves up to World Tour status in 2022.
“I’m excited that TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank sees the potential in me and my performances,” Honsinger said. “By going World Tour, we have a massive opportunity for growth and to gain some great results.”
The 24-year-old has collected several World Cup podiums racing with the Cannondale–Cyclocrossworld.com cyclocross team during the winter months. Last season, her first with the team, Honsinger finished second at both Cyclo-cross Namur and Dendermonde, and took fourth at the world championships.
Honsinger (far right) and Stephens (in nationals jersey) celebrate with the rest of Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank after US National Road Race in June. Photo/Pat Daly