EF Education-TIBCO-SVB will fold at the end of the 2023 season

Linda Jackson’s program was the longest continuously running women's professional cycling team in the world

EF Education - Tibco - SVB riders 2023
(Image credit: Tim de Waele / Getty)

News broke on Friday morning that staff and riders from the EF Education-TIBCO-SVB team were said to be scrambling to find a home next year as the future was looking bleak, with management struggling to recoup the loss of the program's major sponsors

Belgian publication Sporza was quick to point the finger at Linda Jackson, founder of the program, stating that her refusal to work with the EF Education men's program left most of her riders and staff without a job for the 2024 season. What's more, staff and riders were allegedly contractually prohibited from working for the future EF-sponsored team for the coming two years.

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