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by Shane Stokes
September 6, 2017
Froome wins Vuelta TT stage and extends general classification advantage; Ewan pips Boasson Hagen to win stage three of Tour of Britain; D’hoore Wins Lotto Belgium Tour Prologue; Loren Rowney joins Drops; Andrew Talansky announces retirement from pro cycling at age 28; Ag2r La Mondiale removes two riders from Vuelta after sticky bottle incident; Lappartient: UCI’s tablet detectors ‘simply aren’t enough’; Man charged over death of Chris Boardman’s mother; Contador on retirement: ‘I’ll gain weight, you’ll make jokes about it’; Stepping up: Three US teams aim for Pro Continental status in 2018; Video: Missing the Vuelta TT start time
Drops Cycling Team today announced that retired rider and Ella CyclingTips contributor Loren Rowney will be joining the British team as staff next season. The 28-year-old Australian, who previously rode for Orica-Scott and Velocio-SRAM, has been brought onboard to help develop its riders and fellow staff.
Drops is looking to grow its programme, and recently also announced the signing of Team Sunweb’s Molly Weaver. And more announcements are soon to follow, Rowney said.
“The program that Bob [Varney] is running is exactly the kind of team that I want to be involved with. We have a fantastic mix of young up-and-comers from Britain, as well as some exciting new signings for 2018,” stated Rowney. “Without a doubt, Drops is the most professional ‘biggest small’ team in the UCI Women’s WorldTour, with great potential for growth.”
“[Rowney] is an important appointment that reinforces our ambition to grow into a successful WorldTour team,” commented team owner Bob Varney. “[Rowney] will be a welcome addition to our Service Course and I’m excited to start working with her.”