A Minimum Wage In Women's Cycling Might Be A Win, But It Could Also Be A Loss

A minimum wage in women's cycling might be a win, but it could also be a loss

Genevieve Whitson 22 Oct 2019 A positive step on first look but there is still trouble ahead for women's cycling even after the introduction of a minimum wage The news that the UCI will introduce a minimum wage for the women’s peloton in 2020 certainly sounds like a win, at least initially. The recently announced minimum wage will start at €15,000 for the first year, with plans to grow it incrementally over the next three years so it reaches up to €27,500 by 2022 and becomes equal to ProContinental men’s teams by 2023. Unfortunately, not every woman racing on a pro team will be entitled to the minimum wage. Due to financial limitations within the women’s peloton, only women with contracts to race with the highest tiered teams will be entitled to this. Adding more financial pressure No one objects to a minimum wage and a new era of professionalism ...

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