Drops plot assault on WorldTour spot

British squad has an international flavour and a burning ambition to make it to the top this year

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British women’s team Drops enter the new year with a new sponsor and an enduring ambition to make it to the top flight after a difficult couple of years.

The as yet unnamed new sponsor is replacing those who have left, so there is no increase in an already limited budget, but their 10-rider roster represents a wider international spread than ever before.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.