New leaders may be about to emerge. Last Wednesday (25), through social networks and official websites, Hess Cycling requested the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the British Continental, the license to be able to compete in competitions that are registered in the institution’s calendar, such as the Tour de France Femmes in 2025.
Since its inception, the team founded by Rolf Hess has participated in competitions demonstrating an excellent attitude and development, with the aim of becoming one of the main teams in Great Britain. For the next stages, after acquiring authorization, competitors wish to face competitors in World Tour matches.
“Today is the start of our journey to elevate Hess Cycling to become the leading professional women’s cycling team in Britain. Over the last 12 months we have worked to build the management team and commercial structures and look forward to supporting the cycling community here in Britain and further afield,” said Rolf Hess.
So far, the team has achieved significant amounts as in its first year it managed to acquire around 750 thousand euros and, according to the founder of Hess Cycling, for the next few years, the objective would be to double the amount, totaling a budget equivalent to 5 million euros .
One of the main points that Hess Cycling focuses on is the development of athletes who in the future aspire to be relevant personalities in professional sport. “For years I have looked up to the British women who compete at Continental and World level as role models and now competing alongside them will be extremely exciting,” says team member Holly Ramsey.