EF Pro Cycling renew all riders with expiring contracts following Covid-19 season

Team boss Jonathan Vaughters has said the decision to give one-year extensions was 'only right' after being forced to introduce pay cuts earlier in the year

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EF Pro Cycling have offered one-year deals to all riders on their roster who had expiring contracts at the end of 2020.

The WorldTour team had been forced to cut their riders' salaries at the height of the coronavirus pandemic after races began to get cancelled as the world went into lockdown, and now team boss Jonathan Vaughters has told Cycling News it was "only right" to repay the faith the riders showed in the team by offering them employment for another year.

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