Beppi-Ovarense doesn't pay

The former Portuguese division III team Beppi-Ovarense has been accused of non-payment of rider...

The former Portuguese division III team Beppi-Ovarense has been accused of non-payment of rider salaries in 2004. Team Sport Managers, which represents Oscar Romero Moya and Jordi Berenguer Ferrer, is claiming that the riders are owed several months' salary, and has taken the case to the Portuguese Cycling Federation, Spanish Cycling federation, Association of Professional Cyclists and UCI.

"After numerous petitions of payment to the team leaders, all the time showing good will to solve this problem on behalf of the riders, and after repeated duplicity on behalf of the Beppi-Ovarense team, giving said company sufficient time to sort out the delays in payment, we have been obliged to ask for the intervention and the execution of the aforementioned team's Bank Guarantee, so that the riders can receive the amounts that they are owed," said Team Sports Managers Carlos Meléndez in a statement.

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