CPA and AIGCP on minimum wages
The Professional Cycling Council (CPA) and the Professional Cycling Teams Association (AIGCP) are trying to come to an agreement on the minimum wages of professional cyclists. The CPA does not accept that the minimum wages paid to the riders should be frozen for three years, and negotiations are still in progress between the two bodies.
Tour prize money increased
The prize money for the Tour de France 2005 is €1,937,700, an increase of €30,000 compared with last year. However, the CPA says that it is still awaiting for the written confirmation of the agreements it had with the organisers of the Giro d'Italia with regard to the prize money there.
Women's CPA and AIGCP in Rotterdam
The Management Committees of the women's CPA (CFHN) and AIGCP, recently formed in Valladolid, will meet on September 3 in Rotterdam on the occasion of the Lowland International Rotterdam Tour, the penultimate round of the World Cup.
The CPA has expressed solidarity with Hervé Gérardin, the organiser of the "Route de France Féminine", after he had to cancel the first edition of the stage race initially scheduled for August. It is hoped that the race will be organised next season.