UCI worried not all teams will make it to the end of the season

Cycling's governing body last week released a re-jigged calendar for later in the year to try and save the 2020 season

Paris-Nice 2020 (Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

The UCI says up to five teams are experiencing significant financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with President David Lappartient saying he hopes all squads make it to the end of the season.

Lappartient did not specify which teams he was talking about, but CCC, Lotto-Soudal, Mitchelton-Scott, Bahrain-McLaren and Astana have all had to either reduce wages or temporarily lay off support staff during this non-racing period.

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