Équipe Paule Ka face financial uncertainty for the second time this year

Lizzy Banks one of a number of riders to rally around team manager Thomas Campana after reports the team requested the release of the bank guarantee to pay salaries

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For the second time this year, the future of top performing women’s team Équipe Paule Ka has been thrown into uncertainty.

A report on CyclingTips revealed riders have been told the team were requesting the release of the bank guarantee held by the UCI to pay salaries for October as their new sponsor was unable to make payments to the team.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.