Drops Cycling Team is pleased to announce that Alice Towers will become the latest young British rider to race for the team in 2021.
The 18-year-old will become the youngest rider on our roster and fits perfectly with one of our founding principles; to provide a pathway to the international peloton for young British talent outside of British Cycling’s track-based academy programme.
Alice is preparing to race her first season at senior level after a brief Stagiere appearance with Spanish team Eneicat-RBH Global in August.
“I’m very excited to become a Drops rider for 2021 and super thankful for the opportunity to be part of a fun team with such fighting spirit. I can’t wait for next year to experience my first pro race calendar and look forward to sharing all the hard work with the girls!” enthused Alice.
Team Director Bob Varney commented. “I have watched Alice develop over the last two years and met with her in July to discuss her future. In an ideal world, we would have offered her a Stagiere’s contract there and then, but with Covid restrictions, I felt that it would be more beneficial if she had some National level racing in Spain. Having the opportunity to race La Perigord Ladies 1.2 race was an added bonus. After she finished an encouraging 32nd in the group sprinting for 13th, only 1.35 behind lone leader Sheyla Gutierrez, whilst still a Junior, I knew she was ready to make the step up. Alice is a valuable addition to our talented U21 squad and I believe she has a very bright future ahead of her.”
Alice will join the team with immediate effect and is already looking forward to meeting her teammates and staff at our Team & Partner Camp early next year.