Drops, the first team confirmed to compete in the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour, will be the only British-registered squad in the race.

Having made their debut in the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious women’s stage race in 2016, they have competed in every edition since.

Northamptonshire’s Alice Barnes notably placed sixth overall in the 2017 edition, while Dutch rider Eva Buurman finished in the top 20 of all five stages en route to eighth overall last year.

Factfile

Nationality GBR
Founded 2016
Team managers Bob Varney, Tom Varney
UCI ranking (as of 24/04) 37th
Website dropscycling.com
Twitter @DropsCycling