The team's youngest member is British 19-year-old Anna Shackley. “I'm extremely proud of the fact that this top team would want to have me as a member. I had never expected to have the opportunity to transition to a WorldTour team at such a young age", Shackley says.
Team leader Danny Stam has close contacts with British Cycling and has followed Shackley's performance for some time now. Test results have shown that she has the potential to develop into a top cyclist. She has already demonstrated this at the World Championship in Imola 2020, where she stood her ground in the leader group well into the final and did very well to finish in 25th place at such a young age.
“We have given her a two-year contract with an option to extend it by two more years. We firmly believe she has a unique driving force inside her. It will be a wonderful challenge to help such a talented rider develop", Stam adds.
Shackley loves that Team SD Worx has been the best women's cycling team in the world for five years. “It proves that this team is well managed. Otherwise, it wouldn't have been able to achieve such a ranking for so many years. I really wanted to reach WorldTour level. British Cycling has helped me to take that step and I am grateful for that.”
Shackley is hoping to develop into a climbing specialist: “I don't have much experience yet with really high mountains, but I want to become a rider who excels in events like the Giro d'Italia. I'm hoping to achieve a good ranking in these multiple-stage races. I also hope to do well in hilly one-day races, such as Liège–Bastogne–Liège.”
Date of birth: 2001-05-17