Collapse of Ribble Weldtite holes British scene and toughens path for aspiring pros

‘Up and coming riders are going to find it really difficult to make that step up towards professional cycling and a higher level’ says Commonwealth Games medallist

Finn Crockett
Finn Crockett in action for Ribble Weldtite earlier this year
(Image credit: SW Pix)

Commonwealth Games medallist Finn Crockett has said that the collapse of his Ribble Weldtite team is a moment of foreboding for the British racing scene and will make it difficult for young riders to progress up the ranks.

Cycling Weekly revealed on Tuesday that due to a significant shortfall in sponsorship, the British based UCI Continental team will collapse at the end of 2022

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.