'It is in hardship we see what we are truly made of': Bigla's riders ask sponsors to honour commitments

The Swiss-registered squad wrote an open letter after the team's future was put in jeopardy

Bigla in 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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The riders of Bigla-Katusha have written an open letter asking their sponsors to honour their commitments to the team after the squad's future was put in jeopardy due to their funding being withdrawn.

Katusha had already declined to pay the team last month before Bigla wrote to the team saying they wished to withdraw their funding last week.

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