25-year-old pro quits over low pay: 'I still live with my parents'

Typhaine Laurance says she can't make a living from cycling, and is going to seek a new career

Lifeplus Wahoo squad at sign on
Laurance (second right) at Dwars Door Het Hageland in June 2023
(Image credit: Getty Images)

French cyclist Typhaine Laurance has decided to end her career just six weeks after her 25th birthday, explaining she is no longer prepared to sacrifice her life “to earn so little”.

A former junior national champion, Laurance rode this season for British Continental team Lifeplus Wahoo, where she says she earned around €1,000 a month. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.