Team bosses underwhelmed by 'symbolic' UCI rider development fee plan

The new rule will see development teams earn €2,000 a season once a rider signs to the WorldTour

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Prominent Continental team managers have been left underwhelmed by the UCI's new training compensation fee rule, saying that sum offered is "more symbolic than anything". 

The rule, which will come into effect this June, will see riders' development teams receive €2,000 for each year they were part of the roster, once they sign their first WorldTour contract. The sum will be paid by the WorldTour team and will cover every season from the year of the rider’s fifteenth birthday, for a maximum of eight years. 

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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.