Qhubeka team boss reveals three sponsors failed to pay, but 'had NextHash paid in full, we would have been OK'

Boss Douglas Ryder says NextHash hasn't paid anything to the team since October and has ignored him since December

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Qhubeka-NextHash team boss Douglas Ryder has claimed title sponsor NextHash has failed to pay any money since October, which he says ultimately led to the demise of the WorldTour team. 

Speaking in an extensive interview with CyclingTips, Ryder also said that communicating with the cryptocurrency company, who joined the team as title sponsor just before the 2021 Tour de France, is proving extremely difficult now too. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.