'It’S Not Nice To Be World Champion And Get A Pay Cut': Van Vleuten Hopes For Mitchelton-Scott Survival

'It’s not nice to be World Champion and get a pay cut': Van Vleuten hopes for Mitchelton-Scott survi

Joe Robinson 28 Apr 2020 World Champion is keeping fingers crossed for return to racing in autumn Women's road race World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten has confirmed she has taken a 'substantial' pay cut to help the Mitchelton-Scott team survive. The Dutchwoman confirmed that she had taken the wage reductions as a result of the team's primary sponsors' struggles with the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 'It’s not nice to be World Champion and get a pay cut,' Van Vleuten told a roundtable of journalists on the video conferencing app Zoom. 'I will not say how much but it is substantial. I hope by taking the pay cut we will be able to keep the team alive and the team will continue which is the most important thing.' The Australian team confirmed at the beginning of April that staff and riders from its men's and women's teams would have ...

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