A Brief Story

Liza Rachetto has been a lifelong athlete. She grew up in Boise, Idaho and was active in golf, downhill skiing, and swimming. Her educational background includes a degree in Sports Medicine and Physical Education at Whitworth College, where she competed as a 4-year All-American swimmer. After college she transitioned into triathlon competing on the Worlds Long Course U.S. team in 1999, completing 3 Ironman Triathlons (including Ironman Hawaii) and racing multiple Olympic distance events over the next 2 years.

Following a knee injury that forced her to transition out of triathlon into cycling, Liza raced the HP Womens Challenge Stage race in Idaho twice in her first two years of Cycling. She began her Professional Cycling career in 2004 in Italy, followed by 3 years of domestic racing for Professional teams Lipton and TIBCO, as well as stints with the US national development team and various composite squads in France, Italy, Japan, El Salvador and Australia.

In 2008 after suffering recurring flareups from arthritis Liza stopped high level cycling and was the Director of Sport for the TIBCO Women’s Pro Cycling Development Program and in 2009 was the Director of the Women’s SugarCRM Elite team. After returning to racing at an elite level herself in 2009 she decided to fulfill her ambition of continuing her cycling career in Italy racing with the System Data Fanini squad, including at the Womens Giro d Italia and Giro Toscana. On her mid season break she successfully directed the USA Cycling Womens National Team at the Route de France. In 2010 she returned to Pro Cycling as an athlete  with the Fanini squad out of Italy, and has since completed another Giro D Italia, as well as the NRC Series in the USA.

In 2012 Liza returned to Ironman Triathlon, winning Barb's Half Distance Overall, while her 10:32 Ironman Canada qualified her for the Hawaii Ironman World Championships which she completed in October.

In recent times Liza has earned her USA Cycling Level 3 Coaching Accreditation, and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and continues to train athletes and trainees out of Palo Alto and Los Altos, California.


2010 Treads.com (USA)/ Fanini System Data (ITA)
1st GP 24h di Feltre (ITA)
1st Monterey Circuit Race
2nd Speedweek Dilworth Criterium
4th Apple Pie criterium
4th Speedweek Spartanburg Criterium
7th Sea Otter Classic Criterium
7th Speedweek Roswell Criterium
9th Redlands Classic Stage 1 NRC
9th Hippstar Menlo Park GP
10th Jayco Bay Series Criterium Stage 1 (AUS)
10th Jayco Bay Series Criterium Stage 3 (AUS)
12th USA Cycling National Criterium Championships
17th Stage 2 Trophee d Or Feminin (FRA)

2009 SugarCRM (USA)/ Fanini System Data (ITA)
1st Early Bird Criterium
1st Cherry Pie Masters
1st Madera Criterium
1st Madera RR
1st Teams Classement Jayco Bay Series, Australia
2nd Cat’s Hill Criterium
2nd Wells Fargo Boise Twilight
4th Santa Cruz Criterium
5th NRC Dana Point Grand Prix
6th Snelling RR
8th San Dimas Criterium
9th NRC Redlands Classic Criterium
9th GP Mantova

2008 Team TIBCO
1st Idaho State Criterium Championships
4th Wells Fargo Boise Twilight Criterium
4th Burlingame Criterium
5th Sugar CRM Memorial Day Criterium
9th Merco Credit Downtown GP

2007 Team TIBCO
5th Vacaville GP
6th Fourth of July Davis Criterium
12th Quad Knopf Classic Criterium
Completed Redlands, Tour of Gila, Nature Valley GP, Tour de Toona, Tour of Montreal .

2006 TEAm Lipton
1st Idaho State RR Championship
2nd Santa Ana Grand Prix (1.1 El Salvador)
2nd Galena Hill Climb, Ketchum, ID
3rd Roger Milkin Memorial Criterium Brea, CA
4th Stage 5 Vuelta Ciclista Feminena El Salvador UCI
8th GC Vuelta Ciclista Feminena El Salvador 2.1 UCI
3rd Idaho State Criterium
4th Martinsburg RR Tour de Toona
9th Stage 1 Tour de Toona
*fatto 65+ giorni NRC/UCI sempre lavorato. Acquired 37 UCI points.

2005 TEAm Lipton
4th Twilight Criterium, Boise ID
8th Stage 1 Tour de Toona
3rd Stage 2 RR Joe Martin
13th Stage 5 Trophee d’ OR, France
11th Stage 6 Trophee d’ OR, France
3rd Bermuda Grand Prix RR
Giro Della Toscana

2004 Chirio Forno d’ Asolo Italian.
Guest Rider for America’s Dairyland/ Aquafina/ Excel Sports
1st Citta di Cavallermaggiore 1 edzione 16 May
1st Prologue Colorado Cycling Classic( NRC event) Estes Park, CO
2nd GC Green Mountain Stage Race Waitsfield, Vermont
2nd Bensenville Criterium- Superweek
2nd Elkhorn Stage race (Criterium and Road Race)
15th Nazionals Kriterium Liechstien
13th GC Cascade Classic
5th Womens International Open- Chicago, IL