Riwal Securitas give up on fight to continue as a ProTeam

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The Riwal Securitas team will no longer compete in the international professional ranks in 2021, with funding issues leaving a switch to Continental status as the last remaining option in the team's fight for survival. 

The Danish outfit graduated from the third-tier Continental ranks to second-division ProTeam status in 2019. However, they have been hit hard by the pandemic this year and the past few months have been spent trying to keep the team afloat in 2021. 

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