A year ago, Team TIBCO/To The Top gathered in the Santa Barbara area for it's training camp. We launched a 2009 campaign that saw the team win the USA Cycling NRC team title, the Women's Prestige Cycling Series team title, and also bring home the 2009 U.S. National Road Champion's jersey on the shoulders of Meredith Miller.
For 2010, the team will once again gather in Carpinteria, CA, near Santa Barbara for it's training camp. This year, the team will be looking to repeat its NRC title, while also making its first trip to Europe to contest some of the biggest races in the world, including the women's Tour of Flanders.
To help kick off the season, Team TIBCO/To The Top will be hosting media at its 2010 training camp in Carpinteria on Sunday, February 21, from 3-5 p.m.
Team riders and staff will be available throughout the afternoon for one-on-one interviews. Media will also have the opportunity to check out the Team's SRAM-equipped LOOK bicycles.
Though the Team training camp will serve as the official kick-off to the 2010 season, the team's riders have already seen race action and taken two excellent wins so far, including Ruth Corset's victory in the Australian National Road Race Championship in January. This past weekend, former U.S. Road and Criterium Champion Brooke Miller took a convincing sprint victory at the Cherry Pie Criterium in Napa, CA.
We will not be holding a formal team presentation the 21st, however we will all be gathered at the Best Western Hotel for the afternoon. The TIBCO Bay Area Cycling Club, the team's regional category 3/4 women's team (also known as Team TIBCO II), will also be present. Just a few races into the season and Team TIBCO II has already scored several impressive wins, including criteriums in Folsom and Napa.
Programming Note: Corset, New Zealander Joanne Kiesanowski and American Alison Starnes will not be present at camp due to commitments to race with their national teams at various international events.
Best Western Carpinteria
4558 Carpinteria Ave.
Carpinteria, CA (just south of Santa Barbara)