Joscelin Lowden will be leaving Drops-Le Col s / b Tempur after signing a two-year contract with the new women’s team Uno-X.
The British rider has signed a two-year contract with the Norwegian team which will see her compete at the highest level in women’s cycling until 2023.
“When I heard that Uno-X was forming a women’s team for 2022, I thought it was a great project and that it would be a really positive thing for the women’s race. Their vision is clear with huge amounts of energy, so I’m very happy to be a part of this new progressive team, ”said Lowden.
Lowden, 33, is relatively new to the sport, having competed with Storey Racing in 2018 before spending three seasons with the widely developed Drop-Le Col program.
She has had a successful season this year, finishing fifth at Brabantse Pijl, then winning a stage with the overall title of the recent Women’s Tour.
Lowden made headlines in February when she unofficially broke Vittoria Bussi’s current hour record of 48,007 km in a practice attempt, covering 48,160 km. The UCI announced earlier this month that Lowden will attempt to break the official hourly record during the fall.
Lowden brings the strength of the time trial to the new Uno-X program which has already announced the signing of compatriot Hannah Barnes and Hannah Ludwig, both currently racing with Canyon-SRAM, as well as Team DSM’s Susanne Andersen, Anne Dorthe Ysland, Amalie Lutro and Mie Bjørndal Ottestad, all from Norway, Anniina Ahtosalo from Finland and Rebecca Koerner from Denmark.
“Joss has had a very good year 2021. She is constantly progressing and the age of 33 does not limit her future development. She will play a very important role in completing the balance of the team”, Jens Haugland, Managing Director of the new program.
Uno-X will launch its women’s program for the first time next season, alongside its men’s ProTeam, and aims to acquire a Women’s WorldTeam license in 2022.