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The Amgen Tour of California on Monday announced that it would host an elite women’s time trial in conjunction with its stage 6 TT in San Jose on May 17 and professional triathlete Julie Dibens is on the start list. Dibens battled injuries throughout 2011 before ultimately pulling out of the Ironman World Championship that year. She spent 2012 recovering from surgery to correct the foot injury that had plagued her since 2004, as well as a knee injury. She has yet to announce a date for her return to triathlon.
Learn more about the TT from the news article from Velonews.com below:
The third annual women’s event will feature 15 riders and will take place prior to the start of the men’s stage.
Among the women scheduled to compete are U.S. time trial champion Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon), former world TT champion Amber Neben (Pasta Zara), cyclocross worlds silver medalist Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective), and Olympic triathlete Julie Dibens.
“As the largest stage race in the country, the Amgen Tour of California provides a unique opportunity to highlight the many facets of cycling,” said Amgen Tour executive director Kristin Bachochin. “We are honored to host another worldwide showcase for the best women in the sport today, and to provide even more depth and thrills for the millions of fans who will tune in that week.”
Alison Tetrick (Exergy Twenty16)
Mara Abbott (Exergy Twenty16)
Kristin McGrath (Exergy Twenty16)
Alison Powers (NOW-Novartis for MS)
Robin Farina (NOW-Novartis for MS)
Jade Wilcoxson (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Brianna Walle (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon)
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Specialized-lululemon)
Jasmin Glaesser (Tibco-To the Top)
Meredith Miller (Tibco-To the Top)
Rhae Shaw (Vanderkitten)
Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective)
Amber Neben (Pasta Zara)