Kristen Faulkner: Finding economic synergies in cycling

Kristen Faulkner (Tibco-Siicon Valley Bank)
Kristen Faulkner (Tibco-Siicon Valley Bank) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Kristen Faulkner (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) is one of the newest faces in professional cycling. She swapped a successful career as a venture capitalist to pursue her dreams of competing in the biggest races in the world, just completing her first full season of racing abroad.

In an interview with Cyclingnews, Faulkner offered insight on the importance of long-term investment in women's cycling, the willingness to take on risk and finding overlapping synergies between the men's and women's sides of the sport to support overall growth and profitability.  

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.