Mitchelton-Scott make substantial cut to wages

Australian road race champion Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott) leads the peloton on stage 2
Australian road race champion Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott) leads the peloton (Image credit: Con Chronis)

The Mitchelton-Scott team have confirmed that all the riders and staff of its men's and women's WorldTour teams have taken a substantial pay cut as the team looks to survive the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the subsequent lack of racing, and the major economic downturn.   

The Australian team is the fifth WorldTour team to cut costs while racing is suspended and the 2020 race calendar remains uncertain. CCC Team, Astana, Bahrain McLaren and Lotto Soudal have all made cuts or deferred salary payments, with the other teams and many ProTeams are taking or expected to take similar action to survive sponsorship cutbacks. 

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