Saturday, 4 February 2023

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Uphill trajectory of EF Education-TIBCO-SVB aided by speed from Jackson and Williams – 2023 Team Preview

Georgia Williams of EF Education-Tibco-Svb at the start of stage 1 of the Women

The leap to the Women’s WorldTour in 2022 may have seemed daunting for the long-time US-based EF Education-TIBCO-SVB squad. Until last season, the TIBCO programme had spent most of its 18 seasons as a Continental programme, the metamorphosis bringing a new title sponsor, increased staff and seven new riders to the team. Any misgivings that the hurdle would be too steep were swept away in the spring when the team scored a trio of victories on two continents, the first of 13 wins in their WorldTour debut season.

Krista Doebel-Hickok climbed to a pair of stage wins at the Tour of the Gila while across the Atlantic Ocean Veronica Ewers won stage 2 of Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs two days later. Both US riders would secure second place in the overall standings for the respective races.

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