Linda Jackson: EF Education First showed conviction in wanting to support women's cycling

EF Education First
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EF Education First has had a long-time goal of supporting a women's professional cycling team and they have found the perfect fit with the already established TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank. The successful American outfit has applied for a coveted Women's WorldTour licence that will see them race as EF Education-TIBCO-SVB in 2022.

In an interview with Cyclingnews, former Canadian pro cyclist and team owner Linda Jackson said that EF Education First stood out among the other potential co-partners because it showed a firm belief in supporting women, particularly when it comes to salaries.

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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.