Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced a partnership with Inspire Sports, LLC to establish a new U.S. registered UCI Women’s team, the Cylance Pro Cycling Team. The team will compete in the UCI Women’s World Tour starting in February, 2016.
The recent creation of the UCI Women’s World Tour was the catalyst for the creation of the team, through a partnership between Cylance and Inspire Sports, LLC. Inspire Sports’ mission is to inspire girls, boys, women and men around the world to live healthy lives and pursue their athletic goals to achievement, through a range of programs including charity sporting events to raise money for local athletics, including cycling. Additional corporate and bicycle-industry partners supporting the Cylance Pro Cycling Team will be announced at a future date.
The Cylance-Inspire partnership will also enable the dedicated athletes on the team to focus on the 2016 Olympics by providing them the training, competition opportunities and a range of additional resources needed to pursue their dreams of representing their countries on the world stage.
The members of the Cylance Pro Cycling Team are: Shelley Olds, Krista Doebel-Hickok, Alison Tetrick and Erica Zaveta of the United States; Valentina Scandolara and Rosella Ratto of Italy; Sheyla Gutierrez of Spain; Doris Schweizer of Switzerland; and Kathryn Bertine of St. Kitts & Nevis. The team’s sports director is Manel Lacambra.
“We believe that sports can be a critical component to a happy and healthy life and we want to empower everyone to get active and achieve their goals” said Omer Kem, founder of Inspire Sports. “Cylance Pro Cycling Team members will be role models to athletes of all sports, male and female, not only for their accomplishments on the Cylance team, but also as they strive to represent their nations in the Olympics. Our partnership with Cylance will help these talented riders reach that goal.”
“Professional cycling and cybersecurity both combine science, art, strength and strategy to overcome complex challenges and achieve success,” said Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance. “The dedication, discipline, perseverance, and drive to win of the Cylance Pro Cycling team members are a perfect reflection of the Cylance culture and we are proud that they will each wear the Cylance jersey.”