Lotto-Soudal riders take pay cut as support staff made temporarily unemployed

The Belgian WorldTour team says they are going through a difficult economic period due to the postponement of races

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Lotto-Soudal have been forced to make 25 support staff unemployed while riders have voluntarily cut their salaries as the team feels the impact of race postponements caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Belgian WorldTour team say members of support staff have been made temporarily unemployed, including mechanics, soigneurs, physiotherapists and bus drivers, while self-employed people who work with the team have had their contracts suspended.

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