A retirement fund for women: Is it feasible?

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The CPA and the UCI have said they are considering a transition fund for women but given the lack of prize money female riders receive, how would this be feasible? 

A transition fund for retiring male riders has existed since 2002. Originally managed by the UCI, the governing body handed it over to the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) — who represent riders’ interests to the UCI — in 2012. The structure of the fund relies on collecting 5 per cent of  all prize money from “International Elite races during the season,” the money is then gathered into a pot from which retiring riders who have served five years in a WorldTour or ProConti team are given a share. The fund is “intended primarily to assist in their professional retraining.”

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