In her second year with the Hagens Berman Supermint Team, Teddergreen enjoyed a squad that mixes it up and takes risks. Her 2018 season highlights include earning the climber’s jersey at the Redlands Cycling Classic and serving consistently as the domestique or lead out for her teammates. With twelve years of racing under her belt, including Alleycat races across the globe, Teddergreen recently won her first gravel event and took home her weight in beer. She vowed to be back for more gravel competitions.
Twenty-three-year-old Franz is wrapping up her first professional season under the tutelage of Joe Holmes and Rally Cycling. Best known for her climbing skills, Franz turned in strong performances at Joe Martin and the Chico Stage Race. Look for her next sporting the stars and stripes from within the European Peloton.
Cerra is wrapping up her second season with the Hagens Berman Supermint team. Her season highlights include a crit win at the Redlands Bicycle Classic and a solid showing at the Tour of the Gila. Cerra is also an accomplished chef and the co-founder of JoJé Bar.
Valente earned a silver medal in the team pursuit on the track at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and then followed that up with a gold at the World Championship. She has seen success on both the track and the roads this year, most recently with a stellar performance at the Colorado Classic where she recorded the crit win for Team Twenty20.
Newsom began cycling in 2013 but has only been competing on the national level for two years. The mother of a three-year-old daughter, Newsom lives in Fort Worth, TX and races for team Team TIBCO – SVB. In August, she earned the QOM jersey at the Erpe-Mere UCI road race.
When she is not racing with her Rally Cycling teammates, Abigail Mickey splits her time between training in Boulder, Colorado and Girona, Spain. Mickey recently delivered a great performance in her home state as she finished third in the Colorado Classic’s Vail Pass TT. Next up she is headed to the Tour Cycliste Féminin in France which begins on September 13.
Whitney Allison joined Hagens Berman Supermint after five years of racing with Colavita-Bianchi Pro Cycling. Best known for her TT skills, Allison grabbed a fourth-place finish at the Chrono Kristin Armstrong in July and helped her Minties at Tulsa Tough, the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, and the Joe Martin Stage Race. She also stays busy outside of cycling with a handful of ventures in and around Fort Collins, Colorado, including the Foco Fondo.
Catlin, a 23-year-old rider for Rally Cycling already has two gold medals in the women’s team pursuit from the 2016 and 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. She surprised herself by earning a silver medal in the crit race at the US Road Championship in June, adding to her two wins from the Tucson Bicycle Classic earlier in the year. In recent months Catlin has been competing in the Ride London and the BeNe Ladies Tour with her Rally Cycling Teammates.
Amber Neben’s cycling palmarès date back to 2001 and she has amassed a resume that includes representing the US at the Beijing Olympics and winning the 2008 World Championship in the TT. Ten years later in 2018, Neben has continued her success with the TT National Championship and a win at the Chrono Kristin Armstrong. Neben also founded the Dare to Be Project with the mission of equipping physically challenged youth and inspiring them to embrace life and dare to achieve their dreams.
Dragoo grew up playing hockey, golf, and riding BMX. It wasn’t until her college days at Marian University that she began to race bikes, but when she did she got involved in track, cyclocross, mountain bike, BMX, and road bikes. This past season was a tough one for the Team Twenty20 rider, who recognized her lackluster results in a recent Instagram post, but she did capture wins early on at the Chico Stage Race.
Dutch powerhouse Boels Dolmans signed nineteen-year-old Skylar Schneider earlier this year and recently announced that her contract has been extended through 2020. Schneider turned in solid performances at Tulsa Tough and Glenco Grand Prix crits before heading over to join her team for the Giro Rosa, Prudential Ride London, and the Ladies Tour of Norway. We certainly expect to see big things in the future from this young star.
White holds the reigning U23 National Championship in Cyclocross and notched two third-place finishes at the USA Cycling Pro Road Nationals in the TT and the road race. She also had a very strong showing at the Colorado Classic where she finished third in the crit and second in stage-four. White rides for Rally cycling and has decided to forgo the 2018 cyclocross season in order to focus on track competition in advance of the 2020 Olympic Games.
August has been a strong month for Kendall Ryan as she competed for team Pikle Juice at the USA Cycling Elite Track Nationals, finishing second in the scratch race and third in the Madison. After that Ryan headed to the Colorado Classic with Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank where she finished third in stage-one, second in the stage-three crit, and first on the final day of competition. All of this was sweet redemption for Ryan, who was still fighting her way back from injury.
After an injury caused Dygert-Owen to miss much of the 2017 road season, she returned in an impressive fashion for 2018 with a win in the crit and a second-place finish in the road race at the Joe Martin Stage Race. From there Dygert-Owen, part of team Tweny20, quickly followed up with both TT and road race wins at the Tour of the Gila before recording another second place finish in the TT at the Chrono Kristin Armstrong. Dygert-Owen is a 2016 Olympian in track cycling and the World Record holder in the 3000 Individual Pursuit.
Lauren Hall kicked off her final professional season with a first-place finish at the Valley of the Sun road race in February. Her season highlight may have come in July when she led her UnitedHealthcare team to another win at the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau in Ontario. But perhaps the most memorable moment of the year will be the heartfelt send-off she received at the Colorado Classic. Lauren’s presence on the roads will be missed but we expect to see her stay involved with the sport that she so dearly loves.
Luebke was on fire in June when she stood atop the podium for a crit race at Tulsa Tough and then two weeks later finished third at the USA Cycling Pro Road Nationals crit. As part of the Supermint team, she also had early season success with an overall win at the Tucson Bicycle Classic before going on to finish second at stage-one of the Joe Martin Stage Race. Luebke lives and trains in Bend, Oregon but is originally from Missoula, Montana.
Lauren Stephens joined Team Cyclance for 2018 and has been racing throughout Europe. However, the highlights of her season include 5th place and 2nd place in the individual time trial at the US Pro Road Nationals and Pan American Championships respectively, as well as a second place overall at the Santos Women’s Tour. Stephens is based in Dallas, Texas.
Williams joined the Hagens Berman Supermint team for 2018 and has made a strong impression in her first full season with a team. Her victories this year include two crit wins and second place overall at the Intelligentsia Cup, a crit win at the Alabama Cycling Classic, and a big win in Winston-Salem, the largest one-day UCI race in the U.S. Williams is a rookie cyclist who lives in Asheville, NC and also works as the Communications Director for Bike Index.
Leah Thomas spent 2018 racing with the UnitedHealthcare Team and was able to pick up her first UCI overall win at the Tour de Feminin in the Czech Republic on July 8. Prior to that, Thomas recorded two third place overall finishes at the Tour of the Gila and the Joe Martin Stage Race.
Riding with the British team Trek-Drops, Wiles finished second overall at the Tour of California in May, second in the USA Cycling Pro Road Time Trial in June, and second in stage-5 of the Giro Rosa in July. The twenty-nine your old Wiles is originally from Utah but lives in Fairfax, California and goes by the nickname Cookie Monster. The Drops team will continue as a UCI-ranked women’s team in 2019 without Trek as the title sponsor.
Winder logged her first full season of racing in Europe this year with Team Sunweb and recorded a stage-5 win at the Giro Rossa in July. Winder recently announced plans to join the new Trek women’s team, which will include the former world champion, Lizzie Deignan. Winder has previous victories from the 2016 Tour of California and the 2015 Tour of Norway.
Katie (Katherine) Hall is riding high following her overall win at last month’s Colorado Classic. The rider for UnitedHealthcare found herself in a bittersweet moment as she celebrated her fifth overall victory of 2018 but also said goodbye to UHC teammates. The program is currently without a sponsor for 2019 and the Colorado Classic was the final professional race for teammate Lauren Hall (no relation). Katie has signed with the Dutch powerhouse Boels-Dolmans and is headed to Europe.
2017 was a tough year for the Rio Olympian Megan Guarnier who suffered two serious crashes, the first left her with a concussion while the second resulted in a broken jaw and displacement. However, Guarnier got off to a much better start this year by climbing to victory on her birthday at the Tour de Yorkshire in May. Guarnier has been with the Boels–Dolmans team since 2014 but announced earlier this week that 2018 will be her last season of professional racing.
The twenty-four-year-old Ryan has been racing with Canyon-SRAM team for the past three seasons and recorded her first UCI win earlier this year at the Drentse 8. She also had her best showing yet at the Tour of California in May, finishing fourth on stage one and second on stage three. Ryan’s older sister Kendall is also a professional cyclist with Team TIBCO-SVB.
As the consistent leader on Team Sunweb, Rivera does most of her racing in Europe. This past June she stood atop the podium at The Women’s Tour after besting the Dutch favorite, Marianne Vos. Last summer Rivera has a spectacular season recording wins at the Team Time Trial World Championship, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda, Tour of Flanders, Prudential RideLondon Classique, and in stage-three of the Tour of California. However, none of this a surprise from the 25-year-old who turned professional at the age of 16 and has collected 72 national championship titles in four different disciplines: road, track, XC, and MTB.