Drops Cycling Team are pleased to announce that Kathrin Hammes will join the team for the 2018 season.
Born and raised in Cologne, Germany, Kathrin graduated with a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Freiburg, before turning professional with Team Tibco-SVB. After 3 seasons racing with the American registered team, Kathrin has built her speciality within stage racing.
Kathrin is a previous stage winner at the Tour de l’Ardeche and will bring vast experience to the team.
Kathrin spoke about the move to the team, “I am really excited to join Drops for next year! The Team offers an exciting racing schedule, great equipment and a promising roster. The team is young and ambitious and I am looking forward to racing in their inspiring and supportive environment.”
“I had a really good time with Team Tibco-SVB during the past three years, enjoyed racing in America and I am thankful for all the experiences I could make there. But now I am looking forward to new challenges in Europe and I can’t wait to start this next adventure soon!"
Team Director, Bob Varney spoke of Kathrin, “Kathrin is a super strong climbing Domestique, who impressed at the recent Tour d’Ardeche. True selfless, experienced, Domestiques are rare in the women’s peloton and we are delighted to have signed Kathrin.”
Kathrin is the last piece in the Drops stage-race jigsaw puzzle and completes an extremely well balanced GC squad for 2018.