Quarter of women's peloton still unpaid in 2022

Rider survey highlights growing disparity between women's WorldTour and Continental ranks

Peloton at the Tour de France Femmes Avec Zwift
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The latest rider survey by independent union The Cyclists’ Alliance has revealed that, while wages are increasing for top female cyclists, the disparity between WorldTour and Continental salaries is widening. 

Published on Tuesday, the survey of 124 current female riders found that 13% of those competing in WorldTour teams earned over €100,000 in 2022, with a further 24% saying they received between €60,000 and €100,000. These figures are up 11% and 17% respectively from last year’s survey results.

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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.