Drops Cycling land invitation to OVO Energy Women's Tour
21 March 2019 03:15
Drops Cycling announced on Thursday that they have been invited to compete at the OVO Energy Women's Tour, which takes place from June 10-15. After an unstable off-season due to sponsorship changes, Drops Cycling welcomed the coveted invitation to their home Women's WorldTour event, and they will be the only British team competing. "We are all thrilled to have received a wildcard invitation to the OVO Energy Women's Tour this summer. It will be our fourth successive appearance at this prestigious race and we are all super motivated to repay Mick Bennett and the team at SweetSpot for the faith they have shown in our project since our inception," team owner Bob Varney said in a press release. "We feel that we have always made a positive contribution to the race, particularly in the last two editions, and are determined to continue to do so as we showcase the very best of young British talent at the very highest level.ADVERTISEMENT "The OVO Energy Women's Tour is the blue ribbon event in the world and we are extremely honoured to have opportunity to be part of it yet again – bring it on!" In the 2017 edition, the team's British rider Alice Barnes placed sixth overall, while Dutch rider Eva Buurman finished in the top 20 of all five stages and finished in eighth overall last year. The team's 2019 roster features Olympic champion Elinor Barker and European Championships medallist Manon Lloyd.
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