The search goes on: 9 WorldTour riders still without 2021 contracts

Julien Vermote
Julien Vermote racing for Cofidis last season (Image credit: Getty Images)

The slew of race cancellations has been met with disappointment in all corners of the cycling world, but nowhere has the pain been felt more keenly than among the riders who are still without contracts for 2021. 

There are nine riders who were in the WorldTour last year but who have no team for this season, and every race that’s scrubbed off the calendar reduces the chances of their services being called upon. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.