Hitec Products women's team resorts to crowdfunding in order to complete season and ensure survival

Norwegian team left in the lurch after sponsor pulls its funding

The Hitec Products team at the 2017 Crescent Vårgånga team time trial

(Image credit: LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Hitec Products-Birk Sport women's team has been forced to resort to crowdfunding in order to find the necessary money to complete its season and ensure the team's survival.

The team has enjoyed a strong start to the year with Charlotte Becker winning the most recent Women's World Tour race at the Tour of Chongming Island, but has suffered a major financial blow after a major sponsor pulled out in April with immediate effect.

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