Coronavirus: USA Cycling announce layoffs in anticipation of 30% revenue loss

US Jennifer Valente US Chloe Dygert US Emma White and US Lily Williams celebrate Gold in the Womens Team Pursuit Finals at the UCI track cycling World Championship at the velodrome in Berlin on February 27 2020 Photo by Odd ANDERSEN AFP Photo by ODD ANDERSENAFP via Getty Images
Team USA at the UCI Track World Championships (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

USA Cycling's President and CEO Rob DeMartini announced Friday that the governing body has made the difficult but necessary decision to reduce staff size by 15 per cent and place an additional 25 per cent on a temporary furlough in anticipation of a 30 per cent revenue loss due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

"Effective today, we reduced the size of our staff by 15 percent and furloughed another 25 percent for 2-6 months,” read a statement from DeMartini.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.