Accord Paritaire - Joint agreement

The formal written agreement of CPA and AIGCP regulates the employment contract of the professional riders

Every two years, the CPA and, the AIGCP (international association of WorldTour and ProContinental cycling teams), sign a new Accord Paritaire (joint agreement) which establishes the minimum standards for working conditions in terms of, among others, wages and insurance.

Key points covered in the Accord Paritaire:

Minimum wage (WorldTour and ProContinental) for 2018

  • WorldTour, employed riders: € 38,115
  • WorldTour, self-employed riders: € 62,509
  • ProContinental, employed riders: € 30,855
  • ProContinental, self-employed riders: € 50,602


  • Pension scheme: minimum 12% of gross annual salary
  • Health insurance: € 100,000 per year
  • Life insurance: €100,000 to be paid to beneficiaries chosen by the rider
  • Disability insurance: € 250,000 in the event of TPD (total permanent disability) owing to an accident
  • Hospital coverage: payment of hospital expenses in the amount of € 100,000 per claim
  • Repatriation insurance: full coverage of medical expenses or in the event of death occurring during business travel.

Teams must provide the abovementioned insurance coverage to the riders employed by them. Self-employed riders must provide themselves with the abovementioned insurance coverage.

Notice of non-renewal
The notice of non-renewal of a contract must be sent to the rider before 30 September of each year, and in any event, prior to the contract expiration date.

Annual leave
Each rider is entitled to a minimum of 35 days of annual leave per year.

Participation in meetings
Teams shall not pressure riders in any way to prevent them from participating in CPA meetings and in the annual meetings of the member organisations.

A new Accord Paritaire was negotiated in 2017 by Gianni Bugno (CPA) and Iwan Spekenbrink (AIGCP) and came into effect on 1 January 2018.
The CPA concluded this negotiation with significant progress in many respects, as outlined below:

  • 2% increase in wages for the next three years:

      WorldTeams ProContis
    2018 5% 2%
    2019 2,5% 2%
    2020 2,5% 2%

  • Legal mediation free of charge in the event of disputes between riders and teams.

Please note that the debate between CPA and AIGCP is ongoing, with a view to improving insurance coverage in the short term.

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Joint agreement

Every two years, the CPA & the AIGCP sign a new joint agreement which establishes the minimum standards for working conditions such as wages and insurance.

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