Bianchi axes jobs amid 'substantial challenges' in cycling industry

Bike manufacturer says 'contraction of the market' following the pandemic has taken its toll on the sector

Bianchi bikes at the Vuelta a España 2023
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Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi has revealed plans to lay off 25 members of staff at its Italian headquarters, citing “substantial challenges” across the cycling industry. 

The planned redundancies, first reported in L'Eco di Bergamo, were announced to union representatives earlier this month, and are thought to affect around 11% of the 220-strong workforce. 

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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.