Bahrain McLaren riders take 70 per cent pay cuts

Bahrain McLaren ride together
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Cyclingnews has learned that Bahrain McLaren riders have been forced to take a 70 per cent pay cut for three months. The riders were notified via a team briefing on April 1, with their March, April and May payslips all affected. 

The cuts have been made due to the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen races either postponed or cancelled in recent weeks. With no certainty over when the season will start, riders on several teams have been forced to take cuts.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.