Riders could be left without a job as ProTeam faces closure

Inside sources say riders and staff at Bolton Equities Black Spoke are concerned about their futures

Bolton Equities Black Spoke riders at the Tour of Britain
(Image credit: Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com)

The future of ProTeam Bolton Equities Black Spoke is in the balance, Cycling Weekly understands.

The New Zealand-based squad, which currently homes 20 contracted riders and three stagiaires, could fold at the end of 2023, after just one year at ProTeam level.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.