Survey reveals 50 per cent of riders can't get by on the wages they're paid

20 per cent of respondents earn less than €2000 a month gross

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A survey of nearly 100 riders has revealed more than half struggle to get by on the wages they're paid.

A survey of Belgian cyclists by the Sporta Union was sent out to riders spanning WorldTour down to Continental teams, with more than half saying they earn less than €4,000 a month gross.

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