Russian female cyclist to withdraw membership of army club that partly funds her

Maria Novolodskaia competed in the Women's WorldTour in 2022 for UAE-Team ADQ

Maria Novolodskaia
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Links between a Russian cyclist and the country’s armed forces have been uncovered by the RadioCycling podcast, leading to question marks around the rider’s future participation in events on the UCI calendar. 

Maria 'Masha' Novolodskaia is a 23-year-old rider for the British Women’s Continental team Lifeplus-Wahoo, the Russian having joined the outfit in the winter after a year racing with UAE-Team ADQ of the Women’s WorldTour. 

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