British team Saint Piran and Lapierre call in lawyers over £100,000 dispute

Saint Piran have instructed lawyers to recover its claimed large costs involved after sponsorship breakdown

Alex Richardson Saint Piran
Alex Richardson of Saint Piran on an S-Works model at the Tour of Britain
(Image credit: SW Pix)

British based cycling team Saint Piran and French bike brand Lapierre's UK representative Raleigh have both instructed lawyers in an over £100,000 dispute following alleged safety concerns with bikes they supplied, Cycling Weekly can reveal. 

Cycling Weekly understands that the Cornwall-based team first instructed lawyers in April 2022 to take steps to recover costs of well in excess of £100,000 that they say arose in large part due to having to source alternative bikes to replace its fleet of 60 Lapierre models.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

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