Qhubeka NextHash on the brink as riders told to seek new teams

DOKKUM NETHERLANDS AUGUST 30 LR Max Walscheid of Germany and Michael Gogl of Austria and Team Qhubeka Nexthash compete during the 17th Benelux Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 1696km stage from Surhuisterveen to Dokkum BeneluxTour on August 30 2021 in Dokkum Netherlands Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Qhubeka Assos riders are being forced to look elsewhere to continue their careers (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Cyclingnews has learned that riders at Qhubeka NextHash, even those with contracts for next year, have been told to seek spots on alternative teams for 2022.

The news comes after months of speculation surrounding the team’s financial future and after the fact that the management struggled to pay riders and staff their August wages.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com 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.