The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) requested this week that riders inform the organisation as soon as possible if they are not paid by their teams at the end of each month, or do not receive prizes, bonuses or other compensation owed to them. The statement urged riders not to wait for the season's end. "In the event a breach is noted in the regularity of payments, it is imperative that the rider who was not paid quickly contact the director of his team and require the situation to be normalised."
The letter continued, "In the absence of an answer within 8 days, the CPA suggests the riders contact its secretary. According to the provided elements, a file will be transmitted to the legal department of the UCI in order to call up the bank guarantee."
The UCI requires teams to provide a bank guarantee at the time of licensing as a provision to protect riders from non-payments.