Zaaf team has failed to pay riders for three months

UCI steps in to try and resolve situation at fledgling Spanish squad with stars including Audrey Cordon-Ragot

UAE Tour 2023
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Riders and staff at the Spanish-registered Zaaf Cycling Team have not been paid any salary or expenses for the past three months, Cycling Weekly understands.

Multiple sources have told CW that there has been no payment of salary or expenses in 2023.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.

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