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New Cylance women’s team announces roster

Cylance team announces nine-rider roster including Americans Shelly Olds and Alison Tetrick, as well as Valentina Scandolara.

The UCI Women’s WorldTour is set to provide a boost to the sport in 2016, and accordingly, several new pro women’s teams are queueing up for the coming season — the latest addition to the peloton is Cylance Pro Cycling Team.

Cylance, a cybersecurity company that uses artificial intelligence to prevent threats and malware, announced a partnership with Inspire Sports on Wednesday. They will establish a nine-rider U.S.-registered UCI women’s team.

American Shelly Olds is likely the team’s most notable signing. Olds, 35, an Olympian, won the 2015 Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta. She leaves Ale-Cipollini after transferring there from the Bigla team mid-season.

“We believe that sports can be a critical component to a happy and healthy life, and we want to empower everyone to get active and achieve their goals” said Omer Kem, founder of Inspire Sports. “Cylance Pro Cycling Team members will be role models to athletes of all sports, male and female, not only for their accomplishments on the Cylance team, but also as they strive to represent their nations in the Olympics. Our partnership with Cylance will help these talented riders reach that goal.”

“Professional cycling and cybersecurity both combine science, art, strength, and strategy to overcome complex challenges and achieve success,” said Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance. “The dedication, discipline, perseverance, and drive to win of the Cylance Pro Cycling team members are a perfect reflection of the Cylance culture and we are proud that they will eachwear the Cylance jersey.”

Cylance team roster

Shelley Olds, US
Krista Doebel-Hickok, US
Alison Tetrick, US
Erica Zaveta, US
Valentina Scandolara, I
Rosella Ratto, I
Sheyla Gutierrez, Sp
Doris Schweizer, Sui
Kathryn Bertine, SC
Sport director: Manel Lacambra