28 December 1986
Lauren Stephens is the EF Education-TIBCO-SVB veteran. The former math teacher turned professional cyclist with the team in 2013, after receiving a cycling grant from the Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation (SVCF). She has raced with the California registered squad for the duration of her career, minus the 2018 season.
The top-ranked US woman on the UCI standings in 2020, Lauren hoped to earn one of four spots for the road team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She was devastated to receive a call from USA Cycling to say she hadn’t been selected for the squad. Two days after learning of her non-selection, Lauren won Unbound Gravel. Less than three weeks later, she won the biggest race of her career – the US National Road Championships. Lauren will wear the stars and stripes this season.
Lauren says the highs and lows of last year are indicative of the successes and set-backs she has experienced for most of her career. Her results come from steadily chipping away at her goals each season and from a high level of motivation combined with a healthy dose of stubbornness.
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Coffee or tea?
Coffee for sure. A nice cappuccino hits the spot.