2014 Specialized–lululemon season

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2014 Specialized–lululemon
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The 2014 women's road cycling season was the twelfth for the Specialized–lululemon cycling team, which began as the T-Mobile team in 2003. After being part of the team since 2005, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg left the team for her retirement. Also Ellen van Dijk, the top ranked UCI and best rider of the 2013 season left the team, together with Gillian Carleton and Katie Colclough. Chantal Blaak, Karol-Ann Canuel, Élise Delzenne and Tiffany Cromwell joined the team with the last becoming the leader of the team.

Roster[edit]

Four riders joined and four riders left the team. After being part of the team since 2005, sprinter Ina-Yoko Teutenberg left the team for retirement after a crash in March 2013.[1] The second important rider who left is Ellen van Dijk who was top ranked in the 2013 UCI World Ranking and 2013 UCI World Cup and was important for the many team time trial victories. Van Dijk signed a contract for three years with the Dutch Boels Dolmans Cycling Team.[2] Katie Colclough announced her retirement at the age of only 23[1] and Gillian Carleton left the team after to recover from a depression.[3]

The new riders were the French Élise Delzenne, the Dutch Chantal Blaak, the Canadian Karol-Ann Canuel and the Australian Tiffany Cromwell.[4] Cromwell won the Omloop het Nieuwsblad in 2013 and became the leader of the team.[5]


As of 1 January 2014. Ages as of 1 January 2014.[6]

Five riders of the team at the 2014 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen.
Rider Date of birth
 Chantal Blaak (NED) (1989-10-22)October 22, 1989 (aged 24)
 Lisa Brennauer (GER) (1988-06-08)June 8, 1988 (aged 25)
 Karol-Ann Canuel (CAN) (1988-04-18)April 18, 1988 (aged 25)
 Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) (1988-07-06)July 6, 1988 (aged 25)
 Élise Delzenne (FRA) (1989-01-28)January 28, 1989 (aged 24)
 Loren Rowney (AUS) (1988-10-14)October 14, 1988 (aged 25)
Rider Date of birth
 Carmen Small (USA) (1980-04-20)April 20, 1980 (aged 33)
 Ally Stacher (USA) (1987-06-08)June 8, 1987 (aged 26)
 Evelyn Stevens (USA) (1983-05-09)May 9, 1983 (aged 30)
 Tayler Wiles (USA) (1989-07-20)July 20, 1989 (aged 24)
 Trixi Worrack (GER) (1981-09-28)September 28, 1981 (aged 32)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ina Yoko Teutenberg announces retirement after long and successful career". Velonation. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Ellen van Dijk signs for Boels-Dolmans". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Ending silence". bicycling. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Our 2014 team announced". velocio sports. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Team camp Specialized-Lululemon". bicycling.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-13. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  6. ^ "UCI Women's Teams SPECIALIZED - LULULEMON (SLU) - USA". UCI. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014.