Equipe Paule Ka in action at the Giro Rosa Lizzy Banks has expressed her dismay, disappointment, and anger over French fashion company Paule Ka’s decision to pull its title sponsorship and funding from Equipe Paule Ka, which has forced the team to shut down with immediate effect.
“(I feel) hugely let down by Paule Ka, by their management, their owner Matthias [Thoma],” Banks said in an interview published on Eurosport UK .
“He threw us a lifeline and we were all so grateful and so praise-giving towards him, when he’d come on board in the middle of a pandemic and committed to us for three-and-a-half years."
Équipe Paule Ka announced Friday that they will close immediately due to major financial problems . Paule Ka stepped in to sponsor the team on what was announced by the team as a three-and-half-year deal through 2024, after the previous sponsors Bigla and Katusha withdrew funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing can change the character of a road bike quite as dramatically as a new set of wheels. With everything from lust-worthy deep-dish carbon fiber rolling stock, to bang for your buck aluminium options, a fresh set of hoops might be just the upgrade your bike needs. Well pitter-patter, let’s get at her. Here are five of our favorite sets of road wheels… Équipe Paule Ka collapse after title sponsor stops funding Bigla-Katusha riders write open letter asking sponsors to honour commitments Future of Bigla-Katusha at risk as title sponsors withdraw funding Equipe Paule Ka […]