I wrote about riders not being paid and being treated really badly by teams, and I have
two three updates to make. Firstly, people have rightly said these things also happen to men, especially young men, at entry-level and in Conti teams, and I don’t know about that, but I’ll believe it – it’s a cycling problem, I’m sure – but I so think there are layers of sexism that women face that the men don’t, and the fact there is only one layer of UCI teams for women mean that there isn’t an obvious pro level to escape to.
I don’t want to dismiss the shit young men go through, though – and of course I hope that the UCI will set up pathways to help everyone with team issues.
Secondly, some comments from Bridie O’Donnell:
UPDATE! And a third (including it as an example of a pro’s experience, not for the nice words about me!)