Come watch Team TIBCO bust it in Burlingame this Sunday!

Los Altos, California - This Sunday, Team TIBCO, the fastest start-up in Silicon Valley, will take its speed show to downtown Burlingame for the Burlingame Criterium. The women's race, run around a tight, technical 0.7-mile course, starts at 1:30 p.m.

Team TIBCO is looking to dominate the race the same way it did the Santa Cruz Criterium in April, where the team stacked the podium. Leading the charge will be U.S. National Road and Criterium Champion Brooke Miller. Miller will have powerhouse support from Amber Rais, who dominated the Tour de Nez in her hometown of Reno last weekend. Also racing will be rising stars Alison Starnes and Rushlee Buchanan along with Katharine Carroll, Emma Rickards, and Alison Rosenthal, all experienced riders who have been key to many of the team's top performances this year

"It's not often you get to see one of the top teams in North America race in your own backyard," said Team TIBCO founder and manager Linda Jackson. "We have a ton of supporters in the Bay area, and on the Peninsula and Silicon Valley in particular, who have been with us since we were a small startup just a few years ago. They've been critical to our growth and success. So it's important to the team that we race close to home and invite all those people to join us and really make it more than just another race on the calendar, but a celebration of their contribution to the team's success."


Team TIBCO will have a tent at the race expo on Burlingame Avenue, nearly adjacent to the start/finish line on Lorton Avenue, where the team will marshal about an hour before the race to warm up, and then afterward to greet sponsors, supporters and fans.

"Professional cycling is one of those rare sports where you can not only get close to the action, but to the athletes before and after the race," Jackson said. "Races like the Burlingame Criterium give us the chance to interact with fans, and thank our supporters in person. We invite and encourage everyone in the area to come to the race, stop by our tent to say 'hi' and have a cup of Peet's Coffee on us."

To get fans and supporters warmed up for the race, Linda will be leading a group ride from Robert's Market in Woodside at 9 a.m Sunday that will climb up to Skyline and wind it's way back down to Burlingame in time to meet the riders at 12:30 p.m.

The race venue is easily accessible from Highway 101, and by rail using CalTrain. For more information on the race, visit www.burlingamecriterium.com.

Photo (c) Jason Mancebo