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Unpaid female cyclist

johnboy183johnboy183 Posts: 781
edited June 2016 in Pro race
Can anyone remember he name of this rider? Was a couple of years ago now and I'm sure she rode for an america(s) based team. I'm sure she swapped teams to a British team part way through the season. I seem to remember she was a "biggish" name and not a track specialist. Thanks

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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,788
    I don't know the rider but I like the game.

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    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • 'Unpaid' doesn't narrow it down much, unfortunately

    Sharon Laws (now riding for Podium Ambition)?
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,810
    'Unpaid' doesn't narrow it down much, unfortunately

    An understatement that will stand with none more under by the end of the day, I suspect.

    If the question was "Who was that properly paid female cyclist?", I think most people would be hard pushed to think of 10 in the last decade.
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    What is properly paid? They are all paid based on what they can negotiate with their team aren't they?
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    think you probably mean Lucy Martin who was signed to Estado de Mexico in 2014, but they only paid her for 3 months and then told her in June that year, they werent going to pick her to race for them anymore and they then refused to pay the rest of the contract, so she was owed at least 9months salary.

    unsurprisingly that team folded at the end of the year, but she wasnt allowed to switch teams mid year due to the contract/UCI rules,but she didnt race for them again after mid year.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,810
    smithy21 wrote:
    What is properly paid? They are all paid based on what they can negotiate with their team aren't they?

    That's a pretty daft comment.
    Being a bit disingenuous, are we?
  • johnboy183johnboy183 Posts: 781
    awavey wrote:
    think you probably mean Lucy Martin who was signed to Estado de Mexico in 2014, but they only paid her for 3 months and then told her in June that year, they werent going to pick her to race for them anymore and they then refused to pay the rest of the contract, so she was owed at least 9months salary.

    unsurprisingly that team folded at the end of the year, but she wasnt allowed to switch teams mid year due to the contract/UCI rules,but she didnt race for them again after mid year.


    Yes I think it's her to im thinking of. You would have hoped by then and certainly today, that these events just don't happen. Thanks
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    ocdupalais wrote:
    smithy21 wrote:
    What is properly paid? They are all paid based on what they can negotiate with their team aren't they?

    That's a pretty daft comment.
    Being a bit disingenuous, are we?

    You're not giving me much to work with here.
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,810
    Ok.
    Historically, in this context (international elite women's professional cycling):
    "properly paid" = become wealthy from cycling. To pick an arbitrary amount, I'd say an annual income of at least 6 figures, if I was being sensible: 7 figures, if I wasn't.

    So the question still stands: can you think of 10 women in the history of cycling who've earned in that league?
  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    Ah ok gotcha.

    Not sure I could name 10 female cyclists if I am being honest never mind well paid ones.
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