Matthews: We all have to make sacrifices to save the sport we love

Australian Michael Matthews will be one of the top riders left to fly the flag for Sunweb in 2020 following the departure of Tom Dumoulin
Michael Matthews celebrates victory in Canada (Image credit: Getty Images)

With professional cycling under growing pressure and teams ramping up their drive to cut or defer their wages, Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) believes that everyone involved in the sport will be called upon to make sacrifices in the coming weeks and months.

On Wednesday, the UCI moved to postpone all races until June with the Critérium du Dauphiné the latest events to be postponed from the WorldTour calendar. There is still hope that the Tour de France may still go ahead sometime during the summer but with growing financial uncertainties, several teams, the latest of which are Bahrain McLaren, have been forced to cut costs. 

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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.