French clothing brand Paule Ka saves Bigla-Katusha team

Riders from Bigla-Katusha in action earlier this year (Image credit: Getty Images)

The women's Bigla-Katusha team have been saved from financial difficulty thanks to French clothing brand Paule Ka coming on board as main sponsor until the end of 2024.

In April, Bigla informed the team that they wished to withdraw 100 per cent of funding, with the Katusha clothing brand also temporarily struggling to pay sponsorship money citing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.