New Belgian tax laws set to hit pockets of Mathieu van der Poel and Tom Dumoulin as well as Belgian WorldTour teams

Big names like Philippe Gilbert, Jasper Stuyven and Tim Wellens will be unaffected as they reside in Monaco

Mathieu van der Poel
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Riders and cycling teams are set to be affected by tax reform in Belgium, as the government looks to raise revenues by changing athletes' social security contributions.

Currently, the social security contributions (NSSO) of top athletes are calculated on a fictitious gross salary of €2,352 and the government calculates that the planned changes will raise an additional €43 million.

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