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by Matt de Neef
February 12, 2018
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Egan Bernal wins the inaugural Colombia Oro y Paz with last-stage attack; Caleb Ewan takes first European win of the season at Clasica de Almeria; Elia Viviani takes out the Dubai Tour; Daryl Impey wins his first national road race title; Moreno Moser wins the Trofeo Laigueglia; Alexandre Geniez victorious at Tour Cycliste International La Provence; Tomasz Marczynski to miss the Ruta del Sol after colliding with a car; Brodie Chapman signs with Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank; Cyclist killed as car drives into Californian gran fondo field; Donna Rae-Szalinski fired as Wiggle High5 director; Richie Porte and Tejay van Garderen to lead BMC at the Volta ao Algarve; Disc rotor leads to gashed knee for Katie Compton; Contribute to research on sodium intake for athletes.
A breakout performance at the Herald Sun Tour earlier this month has earned Brodie Chapman her first professional road contract. Chapman has signed with US team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank, joining fellow Australian Shannon Malseed in the line-up.
“We are incredibly thrilled to announce the addition of Brodie Chapman to our roster,” said Linda Jackson, founder of Team Tibco. “Brodie rode to an incredible win at the Herald Sun Tour. That ride was incredibly gutsy and shows the kind of drive and determination that are critical to being a successful athlete. We are looking forward to helping her continue to develop her talent, and providing opportunities to race at the highest level.”
“I am super stoked to join Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank,” said Chapman. “To be given the opportunity to race amongst the best, together with such talented women is going to make for an exciting year.”
“I was so impressed with how Brodie performed at the Women’s Herald Sun Tour, and I’m really happy that we had the availability to bring her on our team this year,” said Ed Beamon, Team Manager and Sports Director for Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank. “Brodie will be a tremendous asset to the team, especially as we continue to expand our WorldTour presence in Europe.”