Team Specialized-lululemon is a leading women’s professional cycling team made up of 13 inspiring athletes from around the globe and a handful of dedicated staff. Building on a base of great chemistry and hard work, the women aim to win as a team at every chance they can get. Over the past five years, racing as Team HTC-Highroad, these women have been a dominating force in women’s cycling and have often led the team rankings of the international calendar. In 2012, every rider on the team won at least one race and as a team they won 65 races.
Despite the varied range of age and experience on the team, many of the women will have the honour of representing their respective nations at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and most will go on to represent their nations again at the World Championships in September. For the majority of the season they will race together as a team of mixed personalities and mixed nationalities and help each other win at races around the world.
As well as training hard and racing to win, the team has broader goals for the sport and for the community with the hope they it can help in some small way. With the added enthusiasm of some fantastic partners, the women hope to inspire other women to get involved in cycling and along the way they would like to raise awareness and funds for the team’s chosen charitable partner, Right To Play.
The team is owned and managed by Velocio Sports.
Ellen van Dijk