Former Comunidad Valenciana members seek compensation

Comunidad Valenciana sports director Vicente Belda and six professional cyclists Valencia will go to...

Comunidad Valenciana sports director Vicente Belda and six professional cyclists Valencia will go to trial in Valencia, seeking compensation from Generalitat Valenciana, the squad's main sponsor that disappeared at the end of 2006. The company stopped its sponsorship of the team at the end of 2006, a decision that was taken despite the riders having contracts in place for 2007, according to documents filed with the court.

Vicente Belda, Ruben Plaza, Vicente Ballester, Oleg Chuzhda Javier Cherro, David Munoz and Juan Gomis reached an agreement with the team's principals to collect part of their wages throughout 2007. However, according to the rider's version of events, the money has failed to reach any of their bank accounts by the pre-determined dates set out in their agreements.

As a result the matter will return to the court where the riders are hoping the management will honour their respective agreements.

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